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'''David M. Kelley''' (born 1951) is aan [[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="National Academy of Engineering">{{cite news |url=http://news.stanford.edu/pr/00/000301Kelley.html |title=David Kelley elected to National Academy of Engineering |work=Stanford University News Release |accessdate=2015-02-15 |date=2000-03-01}}</ref>
 
==Personal life==
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 d.school website">{{cite web |url=http://dschool.stanford.edu/bio/david-kelley/ |title=David Kelley bio |work=Stanford d.school 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=http://www-sul.stanford.edu/mac/primary/interviews/kelley/hk.html |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 offounded Onset Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm. He also cofoundedco-founded Edge Innovations, athe 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=http://www.paloaltoonline.com/weekly/morgue/cover/1994_Oct_26.COVER26.html |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, boththe latter two 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 the 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=http://bobsutton.typepad.com/my_weblog/2007/08/successful-stan.html |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 d.school website" />
 
In 2004, DavidKelley led the creation of the [[Hasso Plattner Institute of Design]] at Stanford University, known as the "d.school."<ref name="Stanford Magazine">{{cite web |url=http://alumni.stanford.edu/get/page/magazine/article/?article_id=28380 |title=Sparks Fly |work=Stanford Magazine |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=March–April 2011}}</ref>
 
==Books, talks, honors==
David Kelley has been recognized as one of America's leading design innovators.
 
In 2013, David and his brother Tom Kelley published ''Creative Confidence'',<ref>[http://www.creativeconfidence.com ''Creative Confidence,''],</ref> which a ''Forbes'' review called "an empowering, compelling, relentlessly hopeful and optimistic read."<ref name="Forbes review">{{cite web |url=http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidshaywitz/2013/11/26/creative-confidence-tom-and-david-kelleys-compelling-how-to-guide-for-optimistic-doing |title= Creative Confidence: Tom And David Kelley's Compelling How-To Guide For Optimistic Doing |work=Forbes |accessdate=2016-02-15 |date=Nov 26, 2013}}</ref>
 
In 2012, Kelley spoke on building creative confidence at TED 2012.<ref name="TED 2012">{{cite web |url=http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_how_to_build_your_creative_confidence.html |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=http://www.ted.com/talks/david_kelley_on_human_centered_design.html |title=TED 2002: David Kelley on human-centered design |accessdate=2012-07-27 |date=February 2002}}</ref>