Open main menu

Wikipedia β


David M. Kelley

162 bytes added, 2 years ago
add link, misc formatting
{{Infobox person
| name = David M. Kelley <!-- include middle initial, if not specified in birth_name -->
| image = <!-- just the filename, without the File: or Image: prefix or enclosing [[brackets]] -->
| alt =
| caption =
| birth_name =
| birth_date = {{Birth date and age|1951|02|13}} <ref>{{cite web |title=IDEO's David Kelley on Love and Money |url= |publisher=''[[Fast Company (magazine)|Fast Company]]'' |accessdate=2014-06-12 |date=2011-02-14}}</ref> <!-- {{Birth date and age|YYYY|MM|DD}} or {{Birth-date and age|Month DD, YYYY}} -->
| birth_place = [[Barberton, Ohio]], U.S.
| death_date = <!-- {{Death date and age|YYYY|MM|DD|YYYY|MM|DD}} or {{Death-date and age|Month DD, YYYY|Month DD, YYYY}} (death date then birth date) -->
| death_place =
| nationality = USA
| other_names =
| known_for = engineering design, founder of [[Hasso Plattner Institute of Design]] at Stanford University
| occupation = businessman, designer, engineer, professor
| alma_mater = [[Carnegie Mellon University]] (BSEE, 1973)<br />[[Stanford University]] (M.S., Design, 1977)
| relatives = [[Tom Kelley (author)|Tom Kelley]] (brother)
'''David M. Kelley''' (born February 13, 1951) is an [[United States|American]] [[businessman]], [[entrepreneur]], [[designer]], [[engineer]], and [[teacher]]. He is [[Founder (company)|founder]], [[chairman]], and managing partner of the design firm [[IDEO]] and a [[professor]] at [[Stanford University]]. He has received several honors for his contributions to design and design education.<ref name="David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering">{{cite news |url= |title=David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering |work=Stanford University News Release |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=2000-03-01}}</ref>
==Personal life==
Kelley was born in [[Barberton, Ohio]]. His brother is [[Tom Kelley (author)|Tom Kelley]], the General Manager of IDEO and author of ''The Art of Innovation'' and ''The Ten Faces of Innovation''.
He is married to Kaharine C. Branscomb, a former CEO of [[IntelliCorp (Software)|IntelliCorp]], whom he met through mutual friend [[Steve Jobs]].<ref name="Ideo's David Kelley on 'Design Thinking'">{{cite news |url= |title=Ideo's David Kelley on 'Design Thinking' |work=[[Fast Company (magazine)|Fast Company]] |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=2009-01-14}}</ref>
==Work in industry==
He earned a [[bachelor’s degree]] in [[electrical engineering]] at [[Carnegie-Mellon University]] in 1973 where he was a member of the [[Sigma Alpha Epsilon]] fraternity, and began work as an engineer, first at [[Boeing]] and later at [[NCR Corporation|NCR]].<ref name="David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering" />
At Boeing, he was responsible for the design of the Lavatory Occupied sign for the 747 airplane.<ref name="School of Bright Ideas">{{cite news |url=,9171,1034705,00.html |title=School of Bright Ideas |work=[[Time Magazine]] |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=2005-03-06}}</ref>
This experience led him to return to school. In 1977, he earned his master's degree from the [[Stanford Joint Program in Design|Joint Program in Design]] at [[Stanford University]], popularly called the Product Design program.<ref name="Stanford website">{{cite web |url= |title=David Kelley bio |work=Stanford website |accessdate=2012-07-31}}</ref>
In 1978, he partnered with another Stanford Product Design graduate, Dean Hovey, to form Hovey-Kelley Design. Hovey left to pursue other interests and the firm was renamed David Kelley Design (DKD).<ref name="Making the Macintosh 2">{{cite web |url= |title=David Kelley interview - Founding Hovey-Kelley |work=Making the Macintosh: Technology and Culture in Silicon Valley |accessdate=2012-09-01 |date=2000-07-24}}</ref>
In 1984, he was a co-founder of Onset Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. He also cofounded Edge Innovations, a special-effects company responsible for the whales in the [[Free Willy]] movies, among many other film credits.<ref name="Free Willy? Free the engineers">{{cite news |url= |title=Free Willy? Free the engineers |work=Palo Alto Daily |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=1994-10-26}}</ref>
In 1991, Kelley merged DKD with three other design firms ([[Mike Nuttall]]'s Matrix Product Design in Palo Alto, ID TWO in San Francisco, and Moggridge Associates in London, both founded by [[Bill Moggridge]]) to create IDEO, which he ran as [[CEO]] until 2000. As chairman and managing partner, Kelley continues to play an active role at IDEO.
==Work in education==
Kelley began teaching in Stanford Product Design program in 1978, after earning his master's. He was briefly a PhD student.<ref name="Successful Stanford Dropouts: Quitters Sometimes Prosper">{{cite web |url= |title=Successful Stanford Dropouts: Quitters Sometimes Prosper |work=Bob Sutton: Work Matters |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=2007-08-21}}</ref>
In 1990, he became a tenured professor, and was named the Donald W. Whittier Professor in Mechanical Engineering in 2002.<ref name="Stanford website" />
In 2004, David led the creation of the [[Hasso Plattner Institute of Design]] at Stanford University, known as the ""<ref name="Stanford Magazine">{{cite web |url= |title=Sparks Fly |work=Stanford Magazine |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=March–April 2011}}</ref>
David Kelley has been recognized as one of America's leading design innovators.
In 2012, Kelley spoke on building creative confidence at TED 2012.<ref name="TED 2012">{{cite web |url= |title=TED 2012: David Kelley: How to build your creative confidence |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=May 2012}}</ref> He had earlier spoken at TED 2002 on human-centered design.<ref name="TED 2002">{{cite web |url= |title=TED 2002: David Kelley on human-centered design |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=February 2002}}</ref>
In 2009, he was awarded the Edison Achievement Award by the Thomas Edison Papers at [[Rutgers University]] for his “pioneering contributions to the design of breakthrough products, services, and experiences for consumers, as well as his development of an innovative culture that has broad impact.”<ref name="Edison Awards">{{cite web |url= |title=Edison Achievement Awards list of winners |accessdate=2012-07-27}}</ref>
In 2005, he was recognized for his "distinguished contribution to design education" with the Sir Misha Black Medal.<ref name="Sir Misha Black Medal">{{cite web |url= |title=Sir Misha Black Medal list of recipients |accessdate=2012-07-27}}</ref>
In 2001, the [[Smithsonian|Smithsonian]]'s]] [[Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum]] presented David Kelley and IDEO with the [[National Design Award]] in Product Design.<ref name="National Design Award">{{cite web |url= |title=Cooper-Hewitt: IDEO Selects: Works from the Permanent Collection |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=2005-12-05}}</ref>
In 2000, he was honored with a [[Chrysler Design Award]],
<ref name="Chrysler Design Awards">{{cite web |url= |title=Chrysler Design Awards Dropped After 10 Years |work=New York Times |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=2003-06-05}}</ref> and was elected to the [[National Academy of Engineering]] for "affecting the practice of design."<ref name="David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering">{{cite web |url= |title=David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering |work=Stanford University News Release |accessdate=2009-06-17 |date=2000-03-01}}</ref>
* Pang, Alex Soojung-Kim, [ "Mighty Mouse: In 1980, Apple Computer asked a group of guys fresh from Stanford's product design program to take a $400 device and make it mass-producible, reliable and cheap. Their work transformed personal computing"], Stanford University Alumni Magazine, March/April 2002.
* Solomon, Avi, [ "Design Thinking for Social Good: An Interview with David Kelley"], ''[[Boing Boing]]'', Saturday September 22, 2012
== External links ==
* {{TED speaker|david_kelley|David Kelley}}
{{Authority control}}
{{Persondata <!-- Metadata: see [[Wikipedia:Persondata]]. -->
| NAME = Kelley, David
| SHORT DESCRIPTION = American businessman
| DATE OF BIRTH = February 13, 1951
| PLACE OF BIRTH = [[Barberton, Ohio]], United States
{{DEFAULTSORT:Kelley, David M.}}
[[Category:American1951 businesspeoplebirths]]
[[Category:Living people]]
[[Category:American businesspeople]]
[[Category:Carnegie Mellon University College of Engineering alumni]]
[[Category:Members of the United States National Academy of Engineering]]
[[Category:People from Barberton, Ohio]]
[[Category:1951TED birthsspeakers]]