Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Darrin Caddes

Darrin Caddes
Vice President, Corporate Design, Plantronics


Darrin Caddes is vice president of corporate design at Plantronics, where he leads a world-class team of industrial design professionals to ensure that Plantronics products effectively marry the intricacies of superior sound technology, for which the company has been known for more than 50 years, with the intimacy of personal fashion and comfort—and do so in a very small and elegant package. Known for his expertise in designing products that truly become extensions of their users, Darrin spent more than 20 years designing for some of the world’s most prestigious automotive and motorcycle brands, including BMW, Fiat, and Indian Motorcycle, where he worked on a variety of projects ranging from concept vehicles and clothing accessories to corporate identity programs and strategic brand management. Of particular note: Darrin designed the BMW R1150GS Adventure motorcycle, which was displayed at the Art of the Motorcycle exhibit in Las Vegas, Nevada. Darrin is a graduate of the Art Center College of Design.


4:25pm–5:05pm Tuesday, March 21, 2017
Level: Intermediate
Darrin Caddes (Plantronics)
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Design is an increasingly important element in determining the success or failure of a wearable device. Darrin Caddes discusses the state of wearables today from a design and aesthetics perspective, covering societal drivers, motivating factors, UX trends, potential barriers for adoption, and core keys to success. Read more.