Furniture Junior Stephen Moore Honored with 2016 Moggridge Award

(l-r) President Stephen Beal, Furniture faculty Donald Fortescue, Stephen Moore, Dean of Design Leslie Roberts, Furniture chair Russell Baldon(l-r) President Stephen Beal, Furniture faculty Donald Fortescue, Stephen Moore, Dean of Design Leslie Roberts, Furniture chair Russell Baldon

CCA student Stephen Moore (Furniture 2017) has been awarded a 2016 Bill Moggridge Award, which affords $10,000 to a selected design student to use toward his or her work and development. Moore was selected based on his display of design innovation, design excellence, design craft, and the overall strength of his vision.

The annual design awards program is sponsored by Techmer PM, IDEO, and the Bill Moggridge Awards Sustaining Committee, and in 2016 CCA was added as one of three new institutions at which Bill Moggridge had a significant impact. Moggridge received an honorary doctorate from the college in 2012.

(The Royal College of Art in London, where Moggridge was a visiting professor in interaction design and Stanford d. School, where he was an associate professor, are the other two institutions.)

Recognition from CCA's Design Community

"On behalf of the Design division and California College of the Arts," wrote Dean of Design Leslie Roberts in a letter of praise to Moore, "I want to congratulate you on your selection as the 2016 Bill Moggridge Award recipient at CCA. With more than 800 design students at CCA alone, your selection is a distinguished honor, and we are delighted to have this opportunity to recognize your particular dedication and ingenuity."

Moore was publicly acknowledged by President Stephen Beal, Roberts, Furniture faculty Donald Fortescue and Barbara Holmes, and Furniture chair Russell Baldon, as well as family members, at the opening reception of the Furniture Senior Exhibition, PRIME, which took place on May 12 at Heath Ceramics in San Francisco.

About Bill Moggridge

William Grant "Bill" Moggridge was a British designer, author, and educator who cofounded the design company IDEO and was director of the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum in New York. He was a pioneer in adopting a human-centered approach in design and championed interaction design as a mainstream design discipline (he is given credit for coining the term).

Among his achievements, Moggridge designed the first laptop computer, the GRiD Compass, was honored for Lifetime Achievement from the National Design Awards, and given the Prince Philip Designers Prize.

He was quoted as saying, "If there is a simple, easy principle that binds everything I have done together, it is my interest in people and their relationship to things."

About CCA's Furniture Program

The Furniture Program at California College of the Arts focuses on the fertile intersection of the disciplines of furniture design, industrial design, sculpture, architecture, and fashion.

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