Danny Stillion describes a lifestyle of lifelong learning as a factor of curiosity, empathy, and passion. Stillion believes that future design solutions must simultaneously reinforce and be sustained by these three elements.
About Danny Stillion
A graduate of Furman University, Danny Stillion currently works as a Design Director and Associate Partner at IDEO. IDEO is an international design company that has contributed to the design and development of many standard-setting innovations, including the first mouse (for Apple Computer) and the world’s first notebook computer. Danny was drawn to the field of interaction design through his early interests in communication design, time-based media, and how people interact with products and services. Today, he mentors and learns from his colleagues in the context of projects that span various industries including consumer and medical products and services as well as telecommunication offerings.
Over the years, Danny has also worked extensively with a number of leading automotive manufacturers. His passionate work in this particular domain has helped a variety of clients bring innovative, human-centered vehicle interface solutions to market. Danny remains passionate about education as well. He actively serves on several university boards and has taught and coached students from the Royal College of Art (UK), Stanford University, North Carolina State University’s College of Design and the California College of Arts. His award-winning work and perspective have been featured in the Museum of Modern Art in New York, BusinessWeek,The Atlantic, the Webby Awards, the IDEA Awards, and has resulted in various patent awards.
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