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  • June 4, 2019 DCC Meeting
    June 4, 2019
    11:30 am - 3:00 pm

June 4 2019 11:30 AM
Detroit Colour Council Presents:
Dave Lyon, Pocketsquare Design
Rebekah Matheny, Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University

Place: VisTaTech Center Schoolcraft College
18600 Haggerty Rd, Livonia, MI 48152

David Lyon – User Experience: Materials Matter

David is a graduated from College for Creative Studies in 1990 with a degree in Transportation Design. From there, he joined General Motors Design, where he served in a leadership position- including Executive Director of Asia-Pacific Design and Executive Director of Interior Design for North America.

While in Asia, David led the teams responsible for Chevrolet’s global fuel-efficient vehicles, including the Spark, Sonic, and Cruze. Upon return, he helped elevate Chevrolet, Buick, and Cadillac’s interiors to world-class executions, including the material choices, brand strategy, and infotainment and HMI design.

He founded Pocketsquare Design in 2013 to address opportunities which improve products and activities in people’s lives through UX design. “We take our deep knowledge of industrial design and mix in our passion for user experience and HMI in every project”.

Dave will be presenting: Designing for the familiar, the importance of Color and Materials in UX design.

Rebekah Matheny – Perceptions of LED Light and Color: Designing Lighting Strategies for Millennials and Baby Boomers

Rebekah Matheny is an Assistant Professor of Interior Design in the Department of Design at The Ohio State University. She holds a Masters of Architecture from the University of Oregon where she also received a Technical Teaching Certificate with a concentration in Sustainable Design Strategies for Interior Architecture, Interior Finish Materials, and Lighting Design. Additionally, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Cincinnati.

With over a decade of industry experience, Matheny aims to bridge academia and design practice. Her research specifically investigates sustainable design strategies with an emphasis on retail and brand environments to create connections between people, product, brand purpose, and place.

Matheny is a contributing author to the VMSD Magazine’s Blogs and Perspectives, has published in academic journals, presented at academic and professional conferences around the world, and in 2016 she gave a TEDx talk “Creating Meaningful Memories Through Sensory Experiences”.

Rebekah will be presenting: Impact of LED light on interiors and people is more important than ever. This talk will cover our recent research on generational lighting preferences amongst Millennials and Baby Boomers, providing a guide for designers to reconsider lighting decisions for various public environments. This presentation will discuss current lighting strategies and challenge designers to go beyond standard metrics, considering perceptions of light’s color temperature and effects on material appearance. Given generational differences, it is important to understand if, and how, lighting preferences differ and how to utilize this information in practice.


18600 Haggerty Road, Livonia, Michigan, 48152, United States