Blaise Bertrand, Directeur d’IDEO Palo Alto, sera l’invité de notre rencontre du lundi 7 février 2011 : « Et si une approche humaniste de l’innovation pouvait enfin nous encourager à innover ?«
Blaise Bertrand brings big-picture thinking and object materiality to his work as a Senior Designer. Blaise, who leads IDEO’s studios in Palo Alto, has contributed to projects for clients such as Medtronic, TDK, TiVo, HP, and Nellcor. His concept for a time capsule was selected as a finalist by The New York Times, and two lamps he designed were exhibited in the Under the Sun exhibition at the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York.
Outside of IDEO, Blaise has worked in Motorola’s San Francisco and Milan design studios; he led its 3G team in Europe to create new communication experiences. Prior to that, he explored the viability of the e-book plug-in and authoring tool initiative at Adobe Systems.
Blaise periodically runs innovation seminars at the IAE business school in Aix-En-Provence, France. His work has won design awards, received several patents, and been featured in international magazines. He earned his master’s degree in industrial design from Les Ateliers (Ecole Nationale Superieure de Creation Industrielle).