As part of the IIT ID prototyping initiative, we have invited Bill Lucas, from MAYA Design to give a talk and host a workshop at ID. Introduction by Anijo Mathew.

Lunch Lecturette: "Have Paper, Will Prototype"
The dawn of the 21st century has proven to be a time of increasingly accelerated innovation-where new solutions are raced to fruition as development cycles are reduced from years to months to minutes. Success in this high-speed world demands readiness, resourcefulness and proficiency. In this talk, Bill addresses the importance of design dexterity. He draws from his professional practices and personal experiences (as a designer, educator and father) to present several stories of rough-and-ready prototyping.

About the presenter
Bill Lucas discovered design at the age of thirteen. Shortly thereafter, he converted his bedroom into a studio for low-tech printmaking and hi-tech filmmaking. Today, Bill helps organizations and individuals enlist the transformative power of design thinking. He serves on the leadership team of LUMA Institute, an educational company dedicated to teaching everyone (from K through CEO) the merit and methods of Human-Centered Design.

Bill is also the inaugural member of the Professional Practice Fellows Program at MAYA Design. Using a mix of old and new media, he has designed communication programs, product/service offerings and educational experiences for a wide range of organizations, including General Dynamics, Merrill Lynch, Whirlpool, DARPA and the US Postal Service.

Bill currently serves on the Advisory Board for the International Conference on Design Principles and Practices. He holds a B.S. in Graphic Design from the University of Cincinnati, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude from the College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning.

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