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General Meeting May 2018
May 31, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
What the Heck is Industrial Design Anyway?
May 31st (Thursday) 5:30 pm General Meeting
Carriage House of the Clayton Library at 5300 Caroline St
The Houston Public Library does not sponsor or endorse this meeting. The library has a parking lot with free parking. See the map below. The meeting will be in the carriage house across the parking lot from the main library building.
Note that snacks and refreshments will be provided. Attendance at this event may be used for one hour PDH credit. Certificates will be provided.
Please plan to attend and try to bring an associate that might want to join the Network or anyone who might have an interest in our group.
IEEE Houston Consultant Network members, IEEE Members, interested parties, students and guests are all welcome! Please RSVP to
5:30 PM – Networking & Snacks
6:00 PM – Brief announcements and introduction of speaker
6:15 PM – Presentation followed by Q and A
7:15 PM – Adjourn and exit the building
7:30 PM – Staff closes the library
Steven R. Umbach, IDSA, MSM
Founder Umbach Consulting Group
After providing industrial design services for over 30 years, the profession remains an enigma for many people. During this casual presentation, Mr. Umbach will provide a fast and fun overview of the profession of industrial design, take you on a quick tour of some of his more interesting project experiences, and entertain questions from the audience to help them gain a better understanding of industrial design and how it can be of great benefit to most development projects and companies.
Umbach Consulting Group was founded in 2001 by Steven Umbach. Since then, the Umbach Consulting Group has had the honor to work with clients such as, Dell, Bose Corp, Schlumberger, HP Printing & Imaging, Socrates Health Solutions, Cooper Consulting Service, UT Medical Branch Galveston/Noninvasix, Cardionics/Mayo Clinic, IP Datatel, Jostra Medical/NovoSci, MicroMed DeBakey, Innovation Focus, Forte Product Solutions, Digital Air Control, Virtuix Omni, Zupt, Consumer Solutions, NeoTech Products, and GoPro among many others on small NPD programs to long-term, corporate design management programs.
Steven holds a Master of Science in Management degree from the Georgia Institute of Technology and a BFA/Industrial Design degree from The Rhode Island School of Design College of Architecture. He has also served as a part-time faculty with the University of Houston system where he taught design management, human factors, and user-centered design classes and has held multiple Chapter-level positions as well as served on the Board of Directors for the Industrial Designer’s Society of America (IDSA).