Hey Mayor Bloomberg, doesn’t “Tim Brown Day” have a nice ring to it? The IDEO president and CEO (pictured) is in New York today to accept the first annual Havemeyer Award, an honor established by the local chapter of the American Society of Interior Designers’ Education Legacy Fund (ELF) in honor of Metropolis founder and publisher Horace Havemeyer III. At the direction of Havemeyer, the award will recognize “a major contributor to the global conversation about design and its growing importance.” First up is Mr. Design Thinking himself—Brown—who receives the award from its namesake tonight at “State of Design,” an event sponsored by ELF and Metropolis. Brown will chat with MASS Design Group cofounder Michael Murphy and Metropolis editor-in-chief Susan Szenasy about what shapes twenty-first century design and how designers respond to our evolving culture.
In other IDEO-related event news, Bill Moggridge, co-founder of the global design firm and now director of the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, will sit down with YouTube co-founder Chad Hurley to discuss the role of the revolutionary video sharing platform within the changing world of mainstream media (see also: Moggridge’s new book, Designing Media). And fear not, non-New Yorkers, the museum has announced that this installment of “Bill Design’s Talks” will be webcast. Tune in here at 6:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 24, to watch the event live. But be careful: watching an online video about the role of online video may make your brain explode.