The inaugural Outcome of Design Conference (OODC), March 21 – 22 at The Merchandise Mart (theMart) in Chicago, will provide an in-depth focus on the impact of design on the human experience. Thought leaders and Outcome of Design Award (OOD) finalists will present on the theory and practice of design, new tools and processes, strategy, technology, and research – all through the lens of projects that successfully illustrate that “Design Impacts Lives.”
A world-class collection of thought leaders in design, including the OOD Award finalists, will share innovative projects from designers and businesses that focus on the quantifiable effect of projects on people in spaces. Projects that measure the outcome of design on the human experience through sustainable, humancentric, and socially responsible design solutions are the future, and the OODC will include the innovators who are leading the charge.
The OODC is an ideal conference for interior designers and those who practice in related fields including facilities management, architecture, lighting design, landscape architecture, and more, who are committed to designing for the best outcome on the human experience.
The OODC is held in partnership with Herman Miller, NeoCon, and Metropolis.
Clinical Professor of Design and Future, Director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin
Co-founder, Vidlet and Independent business advisor and design columnist
Doreen Lorenzo, M.A.
Doreen Lorenzo is a successful leader of global creative firms who advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. In March 2016 she was appointed clinical professor of Design and Future and director of the Center for Integrated Design, University of Texas-Austin. She is a co-founder of mobile video insights firm Vidlet, a board member and advisor to several other startups, and a columnist for Fast Company and Medium.
Global Workplace Analytics
Kate Lister is a highly regarded speaker, writer, and thought leader on the future of work. She is president of Global Workplace Analytics, a research-based consulting organization that helps employers and communities measure and communicate the people, planet, and profit business case for workplace change.
Kate has co-authored three business books, contributed chapters to two others, and written scores of articles for major media outlets. Her firm’s research has been cited by hundreds of publications including the Harvard Business Review, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post.
Affecting Change, Inc.
Sandra Leigh Lester, BTech.Arch.Sci., MCOD, ARIDO, IDC, ZIN, PTS, CSBA, LEED AP BD+C
Sandra Leigh Lester is a futurist and an award-winning consultant for high-performance building design who believes that high-performance buildings enable organizations to flourish. She has saved thousands of tons of carbon and operational costs while improving infection control, indoor environmental quality, resiliency, social impact, and profit.
Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture (ANFA)
Visiting Scholar, Salk Institute for Biological Studies
Fred Marks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Six Sigma Green Belt
Frederick Marks began his career as a legislative assistant to the U.S. House of Representatives Environment Committee under Congressman Morris K. Udall. He is currently a visiting scholar and research collaborator at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, California. Frederick has been a licensed architect for over twenty-five years and has a planning and design specialty in healthcare and laboratory science facilities.
Avinash Rajagopal is the editor-in-chief of Metropolis magazine. He is an expert on product and interior design in the digital age, a historian of contemporary design, and a frequent speaker at key industry events.
As director of Workplace Strategy, Design, and Management, Joseph White connects Herman Miller's point of view on work to the process of placemaking and managing the human dynamics that bring those places to life. He has practiced as a Certified Interior Designer in New York City and San Francisco, has earned NCIDQ certification, IDEX California certification, and LEED accreditation.
Byron Morton is vice president of leasing and is responsible for the NeoCon and Casual Market showrooms at theMart. In his role, Byron is responsible for one million square feet of showroom space and works closely with the marketing teams and associations of the contract and casual furnishings industries.
Randy Fiser, Hon. FASID
Randy W. Fiser is CEO of the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID). He oversees the Society’s strategic planning, financial management, and national operations for the organization’s more than 26,000 members who work across all sectors of residential and commercial interior design.
Celebrate, explore, network, and learn at the inaugural Outcome of Design Conference. Discover the theory and practice of design through the work of the Outcome of Design Award winners on Thursday, March 21, and immerse yourself in the implications of design outcomes with presentations from industry leaders on Friday morning, March 22. Explore the winning projects with the OOD finalists as they discuss their design solutions on Friday afternoon.
5:00 p.m. | Registration & Cocktail Hour
6 – 7:00 p.m. | Outcome of Design Awards Presentation
7 – 9:00 p.m. | Reception
7 – 8:00 a.m. | Registration + Breakfast
8 – 9:00 a.m. | Opening Keynote: Preparing Future Generations to Influence Corporate Culture
9:00 – 9:15 a.m. | Break
9:15 a.m.– 9:45 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Professional Practice
9:45 a.m.– 10:15 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Technology
10:15 – 10:45 a.m. | Morning Exploration: Continuing Education
10:45 – 11:00 a.m. | Break
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | Morning Panel
12:00 – 1:30 p.m. | Lunch at Marshall’s Landing
1:30 – 2:30 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #1
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. | Break
2:45 – 3:45 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #2
3:45 – 4:00 p.m. | Break
4:00 – 5:00 p.m. | Outcome of Design Award Finalist Project Panel #3