Meet Rich Walters at the Chicago AMA’s SIG Pop-Up Spring 2015 Series
Tuesday, April 28 from 5:30–8:00 PM CST
The Chicago AMA is pleased to have Rich Walters of LS Research on this week’s upcoming SIG Panel featuring a spirited discussion around the ever increasing fashion and technology behind mobile wearables. As the Apple Watch has finally come to market Rich who has over 24 years of Industrial Design consulting experience, designing and leading cross functional design teams in the area of wearable technology will share with us his feedback on the latest products on the market today as well as the future of segmentation within the $5.1 billion industry of wearable technology.
Currently serving as a Product Design Group Manager for LSR Research Mr. Walters is helping to grow their business through superior design leadership. His expertise covers a wide spectrum of product development, cover30 design patents and several utility and international patents. In recent years Rich has specialized in wearable technology product design. His work ranges from medical and commercial grade headsets to wireless fashion technology and smart watches.
After attending the Consumer Electronics Show this year Mr. Walters shared his thoughts on the wearable tech industry in his piece coined: Wearable Tech at CES 2015: What’s New…and What’s Still Missing? In his piece he broke out the wearables industry into several segments including “fashion that camouflages technology” and “more than just fitness bands and watches” as well as discussed gaps in the current consumer offerings for wearable technology.
Additional professional specialities include: Industrial Design, User Experience Design, Graphical User Interface Design, Design Research, Brand Identity, Visual Brand Language, Mechanical Design, Intellectual Property Development, Consumer Electronics, Exercise Equipment, Lawn and garden, Medical, Personal Grooming, Juvenile, Sporting Goods, Kitchen Appliances, Industrial Equipment, Kitchen and Bath, Hand Tools, Power Tools, and other consumer products.
Mr. Walters works with over 70 specialists that include Software Developers, User Interface Designers, Graphic Designers, Design Researchers, Prototype Specialists, Mechanical and Electrical Engineers, and Firmware Developers. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Industrial Design from the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where he continues to serve on their Professional Advisory Board for the School of Art and Design.
To hear more on Rich Walters thoughts on what he saw at CES and what he foresees to be the latest trends in 2015 and beyond you’ll have to attend his panel at the CAMA Sig Pop Up Event this Tuesday, April 28th from 5:30 – 8:00pm!
The event will be held at Networked Insights:
350 N. Orleans St, Suite 850
Chicago, IL 60654
Nicole Simonds is a volunteer for the Chicago AMA and the VP, Client Services for MtoM Consulting, a digital marketing agency specializing in influencer, brand and social marketing for the hospitality, consumer packaged goods and fashion verticals. She’s a life long marketer having worked previously on the brand side for Flatout, NBC Universal and Marriott. Her second love is fitness and wellness. She is currently studying holistic nutrition at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and looks forward to bringing what she learns back to the corporate world!