We included only one panel at the Big Design Conference in 2010. It was the profit & non-profit panel. We gathered two folks that work at for profit companies (Brett Duncan and Jim Carlsen-Landy) and two folks who work for non-profit organizations (Laura Humphreys and Christian Caldwell). We were interested to know what for-profit and non-profit companies could learn from one another. Some interesting facts about the panelists:
- Brett Duncan was one of the first speakers for the first Ignite Dallas.
- Jim Carlsen-Landey is a former President of DFW-UPA.
- Christian Caldwell works at the American Heart Association.
- Laura Humphrey’s wrote the Boy Scouts Handbook.
The panelists were insightful talking about how designers need to be politically saavy in both type of companies. The scrappy nature of non-profit workers was something that for-profit panelists admired. The scale of for-profit companies was admired by the non-profit panelists. Finally, you may want to subscribe to the Big Design Podcasts on iTunes or check out Big Design TV episodes. Watch this great presentation after the jump. Enjoy!