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CHIFOO Meeting: Art of Articulation

308 SW 2nd Ave Fifth Floor
Portland, OR 97204, US (map)
Public WiFi

CHIFOO Meeting Details

5:00 - 6:30: CHIFOOd Please join us before the meeting to enjoy a no-host dinner, Bridgeport Brewpub, 1318 NW Northrup St. Meet upstairs in the Mezzanine!

6:30 - 7:00 Registration and networking at the Puppet Labs, 926 NW 13th Ave, #210, Portland, OR 97209

7:00 - 8:30 Meeting followed by vigorous Q & A. And a raffle!

Free for CHIFOO Members & $5.00 for non-CHIFOO Members. Become a member today at http://www.chifoo.org/index.php/chifoo/aboutus/join_chifoo

Raffle Tickets are $1.00 for two (available at door during Registration).



Art of Articulation with Lee Fain, Electrolux

Products, services and technology have a political gauntlet to conquer before they make their first appearance in the marketplace. Often the first line of defense in a corporate environment is the internal audience and invested key stakeholders.

Developing the solution is not enough. How you communicate the idea is just as important as the solution itself. Communicating your approach at the right time with the right mediums, and using the right level of fidelity to motivate the audience into action is an art. One needs to be an effective persuader. One needs to be a provocateur.

About the Speaker Lee Fain (@houseoffain) leverages the process of design provocation to develop compelling stories of technology while building deeper relationships within 3M’s culture of innovation. He currently leads design-centric initiatives for 3M’s Electronics & Energy Business Group based in Saint Paul, MN. His expertise is in contextualizing material science solutions through the tools of design and articulating big stories of innovation with high fidelity video productions.

Before this role, Lee was a strategic designer within 3M’s Consumer Business Group where he developed product design strategies for brands including Post-it and Scotch. His experience over the past 10 years ranged from website development for the US Air Force in Aviano, Italy to appliance design for General Electric to expanding intellectual property claims on emerging technologies. Most recently his design thinking was highlighted in a book titled: Solving Problems with Design Thinking: Ten Stories of What Works (Columbia University Press).

Lee Fain received a Master of Fine Arts in Industrial Design from the Savannah College of Art and Design and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Campbell University in North Carolina. He lives in Saint Paul, Minnesota enjoying its tropical climate with his wife and two children.