WDO Names Patricia Moore Recipient of 2022 World Design Medal™

MONTREAL, June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ – The World Design Organization (WDO)® today announced that internationally renowned designer and gerontologist Dr. Patricia Moore was named a recipient of the 2022 World Design Medal™ for her significant contributions to the advancement of the industrial design profession.

As a pioneering figure in design, Dr. Patricia Moore is a leading authority on lifelong consumer behaviors and demands. During a three-year period from 1979 to 1982, Moore traveled through United States and Canada disguised as women over 80. This experience of responding to people, products and environments as an elder enabled an empathetic approach to design that informed much of her future work, from NASA to Whirlpool.

“Patricia is an inspiration to many, and her decades-long career demonstrates her commitment to accessible and inclusive design,” said WDO President. David Kusuma. “WDO is honored to take this opportunity to recognize his leadership, creativity and intelligence which to this day continues to have a profound impact on the industrial design landscape and the designers of tomorrow.”

Following a public call for nominations, Moore was selected from a list of nominees representing 11 countries around the world by the World Design Medal Selection Committee. The committee, made up of WDO members and board of directors and Senatorsrecognized Moore’s many years of dedicated service and his impact on the design community as a whole.

“To live life with the blessing of a creative career is a joy that defies description, but having the support of the family that is WDO is the greatest gift,” said Patricia Moore. “I have no doubt that as we emerge from a crippling global pandemic, the WDO will provide systematic dignity, fairness and recovery with the leadership that can only be achieved by Design.”

The official presentation of the World Design Medal will take place on June 29, 2022 on World Industrial Design Day, at WDO’s 24-hour virtual event let’s talk about it: direction. Moore will join the program to share his perspective on the topic of design leadership in a 30-minute session moderated by WDO President, David Kusuma. To register for this special event, please visit: https://hopin.com/events/world-industrial-design-day-2022.

More information about the World Design Medal can be found by visiting https://wdo.org/programmes/world-design-medal/.

About the World Design Organization
World Design Organization (WDO)® is an international non-governmental organization and the international voice of industrial design. We champion design for a better world, promoting and sharing knowledge about innovation focused on industrial design that improves the economic, social, cultural and environmental quality of life. Today, WDO serves more than 185 member organizations, representing thousands of industrial designers around the world.


About World Design Medal
The World Design Medal™ was established in 2017 on the occasion of WDO’s 60th anniversary to honor an individual who has made a significant contribution to the advancement of the industrial design profession. The award recognizes the impact a designer has had on their peers, in their local and international design community.

SOURCE World Design Organization

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