Car Design Forum LA 2018

The Car Design News LA Forum is back, on 20 November, at the motorshow in Los Angeles.

Profound changes in automotive technology have given designers freedom to create new mobility solutions but many challenges remain. The LA Forum brings together an elite group of designers working in the automotive space to discuss their differing approaches and explain how strategy affects the creative bedrock of automotive design. This year, speakers will be presenting about user-centred design, designing for mixed-mode mobility and approaching the interior as a lounge space. Speakers will also reveal how they are harnessing the latest augmented and virtual reality tools to revolutionise design processes in their studios.

It is often said that design studios live in the future; the Car Design News LA Forum brings creatives from around the world together to design the future of automotive design. Confirmed speakers this year include Volvo’s Robin Page, Rivian’s Jeff Hammoud, GAC’s Pontus Fontaeus, Polestar’s Max Missoni and Under Armour’s Clay Dean.

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Larry Erickson

Larry Erickson

Global Director of Exteriors Design Group, Magna Exteriors

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Stewart Reed

Chair of the Transportation Design Department at Art Center College, MODERATOR

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Robin Page

Head of Design, Volvo Cars

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Jeff Hammoud

Head of Design, Rivian

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Samuel Chuffart

Global Design Director, ICONA

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Pontus Fontaeus

Executive Design Director, GAC Advanced Design Los Angeles

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Tristan Murphy

Lead Interior Designer, Chevrolet Corvette

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Andreas Thurner

VP Global Design & Architecture, Karma Automotive

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Vlad Kapitonov

LEAD EXTERIOR DESIGNER, CHEVROLET CORVETTE

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Mark Trostle

Head of Performance, Passenger Car and Utility Vehicle Exterior Design, FCA

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Richard Kim

In Charge of Design, Canoo

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Simon Loasby

Vice President, Head of Hyundai Style Group, Hyundai Motors Group

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Daniel Darancou

Vice President of Design, CH-AUTO Technology & Qiantu Motor Electric, Beijing

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Joel Piaskowski

Global Design Director, Ford Motor Company

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Mark Quiroz

Vice President of Marketing, Samsung Electronics America

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Guy Bird

Contributing Writer, Car Design News

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Maxine Morland

Editor, Car Design News

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Abel Sampson

Publisher, Car Design News

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Sam Park

Sam Park, Senior Manager UX/UI design

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