Convention 2021


Friday, March 5, 2021  |  11 AM to 12:20 PM EST
This Design Interest Group Special Keynote will take place during our Annual Gathering.
All NAEA members are welcome to join us. Invite your friends!



11:00 AM
Business Meeting

11:30 AM
Keynote Presentation

12:00 PM
Open Discussion with Tucker

12:20 PM
Meeting Adjourns

Education and Design have a lot in common. John Dewey's credo learning by doing is what industrial designers do all day at work. That's how we created
OXO GoodGrips

Hands-on, project-based, team-based, user-centered, and open-ended play are the building blocks of the design process and rewarding pedagogy. 

But really, all are created as elemental design media for kids to learn. These construction-based tools expand our understandings because modeling and prototyping trigger Creativity and discovery.

Tucker Viemeister is an industrial designer who is most famous for OXO Good Grips kitchen tools. Currently, Tucker is working on the Funk Museum and a live/work development in Newark. Viemeister's design experiences cover a wide range—from sunglasses (Serengeti for Corning), a voting machine (Microsoft), to an architectural scale interactive experiences (Venice Architecture Biennale), exhibitions (Shanghai Planetarium, Empire State Building), and innovation (CocaCola). 

Tucker founded Smart Design, opened the NY office of frogdesign, created the LAB with David Rockwell, and worked with Ralph Appelbaum. He taught at NYU's ITP from 2004-09, was Senior Critic at Yale 1994-96, and since 2012 teaches at Parsons School of Design. He is Vice President of the Architecture League and a Fellow of the Industrial Design Society of America. You can find his work at MoMA and the Smithsonian. Tucker holds 32 US utility patents, lives in New York, and was named after a car. 

Questions? Contact Doris Wells-Papanek, DIG Chair, at