Montreal (Canada), 25 February 2022 –  World Design Organization (WDO)® today marked the conclusion of its 32nd World Design Assembly™, which was held online from 22-24 February 2022 Hosted in collaboration with the Shunde People’s Government of Foshan, the three-day event welcomed participants from across the globe to exchange insights on the topic of design for the unimagined.

The organization’s 32nd members’ only General Assembly took place on the third and final day of programming – it being the first to be held completely virtually in WDO’s 65-year history. As part of the event, the organization announced the appointment of  its new Board of Directors for the 2022-2023 term as follows:


  • David Kusuma, Senior Vice President of Product Management & InnovationOregon Tool (USA)


  • Prof. Thomas Garvey, Associate Professor, School of Industrial DesignCarleton University (Canada)

Board members (in alphabetical order)

  • Anne Asensio, Dassault Systèmes (France)
  • Luis Calabuig Parras, Associació València Capital del Disseny (Spain)
  • Chi-Yi Chang, Taiwan Design Research Institute (Taiwan, Chinese Taipei)
  • Eray Sertac Ersayin, ETMK Industrial Designers Society of Turkey (Turkey
  • Prof. Lilian Gonzalez, Universidad Anáhuac (Mexico)
  • Prof. Pier Paolo Peruccio, Politecnico di Torino (Italy)
  • Meghan Preiss, Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) (USA)
  • Makiko Tsumura, Japan Institute of Design Promotion (Japan)
  • Pradyumna Vyas, Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) (India)

Link to WDO announcement