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Detroit and Ann Arbor, MI

Tuesday, October 15th
Wayne State University, College of Engineering

Professor Leslie Monplaisir, Chair and Professor Celestine Aguwa, Industrial & Systems Engineering (8:30 AM):

  • Academic program and student profiles
  • VOC: Customer Satisfaction Ratio Based Analysis
College of Creative Studies (CCS)

Ellie Schneider, Director, Design Core Detroit, and
Shannon McPartlon, Sr Director, Corporate & Foundation Partnerships (10:00 AM):

  • Design Core Detroit Creative Ventures Program
  • Taubman Center Tour

Ian Lambert, Dean of Graduate Studies, and
Maria Luisa Rossi, Chair, Integrated Design Programs: Integrated Design Program (11:15 AM):

Cerence Research Labs

Adam Emfield:  Lab tour and discussion of advanced automotive software and interaction research (2:00 PM)

University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)

Karanvir Panesar, PhD Grad student: Session with U of Michigan students (4:15 PM):

“After 2 years on your first job after graduating, what would you like to tell your family and friends about your work experience?”

Dr. Paul Green, Research Professor (5:00 PM):

  • Tour of M City
  • Simulated city for automated and connected car testing

Tour of M City, led by Paul Green (5:30 PM):  Simulated city for automated and connected car testing


Wednesday, October 16th
University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute

John Eaton, Client Strategist, Macomb-Oakland University Incubator (8:15AM):

From Pitch Deck to NPD: Adopting a Start-up Model for Corporate Innovation

Consortium only session (10:00 AM):

  • Stan Caplan on FAST Diagramming with group exercise
  • Next meeting planning
Map of Detroit and Ann Arbor for 2019 Fall Meeting page

Rochester, NY

Tuesday, April 30th
Strong Todd House, 639 East Ave.

Consortium only session

Bob Rosenfeld, CEO Idea Connections Systems, Inc.

  • The Human Side of Innovation
  • Tour of historic Strong Todd House

Michael Perlson, President, Perlson Associates

  • Anatomy of a Turnaround
Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Rochester Institute or Technology (RIT)

Professor Ferat Sahin, Center for Human Aware AI

  • Robotics and AI
  • Lab tour and demonstrations
Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, RIT

Professor David Schwartz, School of Interactive Games and Media

  • Learnings from game design and development

Jay Elkerton, Distinguished Technologist, Emerson Process Management

  • HFES Chapter meeting: Human Centered Design at Emerson


Wednesday, May 1st
Wegmans Supermarket, East Ave and Pittsford Plaza

Steve Schwartz, Manager of Store Technology, Wegmans Food Markets

  • Wegmans’ pilot testing of a new shopping experience (East Ave Store)
  • Anatomy of Wegmans’ inclusive customer experience
  • Tour of store

Consortium only session — Debrief and planning of next meeting

Map of Rochester for 2019 Meeting page