Presenting dig-8 at the 2013 IDSA International Conference

August 27, 2013

This past Saturday, we had the opportunity to present the dig-8 program at the IDSA International Conference in Chicago. Michael Prince, President of Beyond Design, and Mickey McCann, Senior Industrial Designer at Beyond Design, took the stage along with two students from dig-8 who took a few minutes to discuss their experience with the program. A short video that describes the program in greater detail is below.

We are excited about how many designers and business professionals approached us after the presentation wanting to learn more and see how they can get involved. It is an exceptional program and we are more than happy to share it with you. If you are interested in learning more or would like a copy of the syllabus, please email You can check out some photos from the presentation below, as well as some photos from the Unconference that was held on Friday. Please do not hesitate to reach out!

Paul Hatch introduces dig-8 on Saturday morning.

Michael Prince and Mickey McCann discuss the dig-8 program at the IDSA International Conference.

Backstage shot of presentation (photo from IDSA).

Students from dig-8 share their experience with the program.

Alec and Alexia present on stage at the IDSA International Conference (photo from IDSA).

Special thanks to Alec and Alexia for speaking about dig-8!

"I love to cook and dig-8, to me, is much like a recipe. It's never going to be right the first time, but it's important to keep trying and learn that failure is okay because eventually you'll get it right and the outcome will be amazing."

A check was presented to the students on behalf of Nettelhorst for the money raised through the Kickstarter campaign.

The IDSA Unconference

An unconference session on design thinking.

A session on Kinetic Design from Ben Hopson.

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