Fred Dust

Senior Partner and Global Managing Director, IDEO

Fred Dust is a senior partner and global managing director at design firm IDEO, where he works with leaders and change agents to unlock the potential of business, government, educational, and philanthropic organizations. A leading voice and practitioner of human-centered design and networked innovation, he helps organizations in media, finance, retail, and health confront disruption stemming from shifts in consumer behavior, social trends, economic pressures, and new technology. Prior to IDEO, Dust was a project architect at Fernau & Hartman and spent eight years working with independent artists and major art organizations. He serves on boards for, the New School, NPR, and the Sundance Institute.

Videos/Audio of Fred Dust

Bestselling author Sarah Lewis (The Rise: Creativity, the Gift of Failure, and the Search for Mastery) investigates the... See more
Does creativity abide within a "type" of thinker? No. IDEO founder Tom Kelley and his brother David, argue that each... See more
With disruption comes opportunity. For designers today, shifting social, political, and technology landscapes are... See more
How do we prepare our youth to be successful in a rapidly changing world? What knowledge skills and dispositions are... See more
While our models of civic engagement may be thousands of years old, the tools available for citizen engagement and... See more
Design-thinking, an approach to problem-solving, is being applied to the systems problems defining today's global... See more