Yves Behar presenting at the 2008 DLD Conference. Photo by Eirik Solheim via Flickr.
This Thursday, February 24th, daOMA (Design Alliance Omaha) is playing host to Yves Behar, an industrial designer who may be best known for his role as the chief industrial designer of One Laptop Per Child’s XO laptop. As the founder of fuseproject (1999), a San Francisco-based design agency, he’s completed work for a significant client list and has been recognized for it many times over – accoding to his bio, he and his agency have received over 150 awards. In addition to fuseproject, Behar is the chair of the industrial design department at the California College of the Arts and has spoken at numerous conferences, notably TED in 2008 and Davos in 2009.
Here are the details of his talk in Omaha this Thursday:
- Who: Presented by daOMA, a non-profit dedicated to public education and appreciation of architecture and the design arts.
- Where: Joslyn Art Museum – Witherspoon Concert Hall (2200 Dodge Street)
- When: Thursday, February 24 at 7 p.m.
- Cost: Open to daOMA members (Not a member? See just below.)
Sound like something you’d like to attend? DaOMA has given us eight tickets to give away to our readers. Leave a comment below with why you’d like to attend and you’ve earned one. (Note: If you’re a daOMA member, you have free adittmance to the event.)
For a teaser of what’s to come, here’s Behar’s TED talk in 2008, titled “Creating objects that tell stories” (from TEDtalksDirector on YouTube):