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The human side of design | Carlos Arturo Torres | TEDxISTAlameda
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Added Sep 26, 2016
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In an inspirational and creative talk, Carlos shares his personal experiences and three of his recent design projects, which include a car (Peugeot RD), a respiratory assistant (PIRA) and a prosthetic (IKO), all accomplished through the lens of Human Centered Design.

Get a chance to know the mind behind IKO Creative Prosthetic System, a prosthetic designed for kids which turns artificial body parts into Inspector Gadget-style imagination machines that transcend traditional uses with all kinds of attachments. IKO provides a learning experience for children, and allows them to explore and empower their creativity in a playful, social and friendly way. IKO holds the "Grand Prix 2016" badge of honour from Netexplo and received recently the 2016 Innovation by Design award for User Experience.

Carlos is a curious designer, a thinker who focuses on finding solutions and creating visions to complex problems that are usually bigger than they appear. He considers himself as an explorer excited to discover insights and jumping on new and different subjects of research where the user is the center the collaborator and the co-creator of innovation.
Graduated from the University of Umea in Sweden ( 2014 ) with an MFA in Advanced Product Design, he is currently working for IDEO in Chicago. He’s won several design awards since 2008 and his work related to innovation in different fields, from automotive projects to medical devices has been widely published.

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