PRESS RELEASE: The Great Innovation Debate!

September 23, 2016 | 2016 Festival, DesignPhiladelphia

PRESS RELEASE: The Great Innovation Debate!


Caroline Tiger
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Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Bresslergroup, 1216 Arch St., 7th Floor

Join Bresslergroup, DMI, and Penn IPD for “The Great Innovation Debate,” a dmi:NightOut during DesignPhiladelphia 2016. Do innovative products result most consistently from user research pull or from new technology push? Think of the most disruptive products, the ones that changed society. Were they driven by user research or technology? Which will drive design’s most significant breakthroughs in the future? Hear industry professionals from Bresslergroup, Penn IPD, Comcast, Black & Decker, and more argue for Team Research and Team Tech. The audience decides the winner!  Following the debate, stick around to network, nosh, and debate amongst yourselves. The event is free but space is limited — registration is required.

Bresslergroup is a research-driven product innovation lab and design consultancy. Our curious thinkers, makers, and problem solvers challenge and inspire each other every day to discover elegant solutions to complex development problems. 

The Design Management Institute (DMI) is an international membership organization that connects design to business, to culture, to customers—and to the changing world. DMI focuses its mission in three areas: design valuation, education, and connection. 

The University of Pennsylvania’s Integrated Product Design Master’s program (Penn IPD)  trains students in technology, business, manufacturing, aesthetics and human-product interaction. It provides them with a framework for bringing these disciplines together to create compelling new products and experiences. 


DesignPhiladelphia, a signature event of the Center for Architecture and Design, in the oldest design event of its kind in the country and annually showcases the work of over 400 practicing architects, designers, and creative professionals. Experience design in unexpected ways through more than 120 exhibitions, workshops, demonstrations, tours, talks, and events held in venues across the city. Learn about wide-ranging topics, including architecture, urban planning, landscape, graphic, multimedia, product, furniture design, fashion, and the like. This year’s Festival kicks off on October 5th and events run from October 6 – 16 (no programming on the 11th + 12th for Yom Kippur) For more information on planning an event, sponsoring, advertising, or attending the 2016 Festival, visit:


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