Bill Dresselhaus

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ICSE 2011 Roles

  • Keynote Speaker


Bill Dresselhaus is currently a full-time Joint Invited Professor of Design at Hongik University in Seoul, Korea, that country’s top art and design school. Bill teaches product design, design management and design innovation in three schools at Hongik: the Law School, the Mechanical Systems Design and Engineering Department, and the International Design School for Advanced Studies. He is also Founder and President of Dresselhaus Group, Inc., a design, innovation and education consultancy. Bill has over 40 years of broad and eclectic experience in many areas of business, design and technology, especially in product design and development. Bill’s career and background include biochemical research, petroleum refinery design, consumer and high-technology product design and development, college science and design teaching, mechanical design, industrial design and project management. Bill also consults and trains internationally to a variety of client organizations. His client list includes Apple Computer, Hewlett-Packard, EDS, Pantech Group, KIDP, LG Chemical, and InFocus, among many others. Bill was one of the first design innovators at Apple Computer and the Principal Product Designer of the Apple Lisa, the Mother of the Macintosh. He authored, designed and published his popular design book, ROI: Return On Innovation, which he is currently updating into an ebook. He was educated at Stanford University, Iowa State University and Art Center College of Design, obtaining two masters degrees in engineering and product design, and advanced executive graduate training in industrial design. His current passions are design thinking and process, ubiquitous design education for everyone, and the DIY design movement. Bill is a full professional member of IDSA, the Industrial Designers Society of America.


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