Noel Wilson is the Lead Designer at Catapult Design, a pioneering nonprofit design firm that develops human-centered products and services to improve the lives of those who need it most. He has a broad range of previous experience, from rapid prototyping, technology R&D, playground design, design education, bicycle empowerment, to disabled/aged/child care. He has lived and worked in Australia, Asia, Africa, Europe, and North America. Noel is driven by the belief that all demographics should have access to the innovations and tools to sustain and improve their lifestyles. He has a Bachelor of Industrial Design and a BA in Communication from the University of South Australia.

Designers of all kinds foster social change by communicating concepts through visual, physical and social form. The path from mind to model is shifting rapidly, the divide between 2 and 3D is converging; CAD and digital fabrication are magical; video is widespread; large team collaboration is commonplace. This talk explores the modern designer’s toolkit and how new and old visualization skills can help realize a brighter future for all.

This public lecture series is brought to you by MICA’s MA in Social Design Visiting Scholars Program, supported by the Robert W. Deutsch Foundation

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