Making to Discover Value

Tools of Innovation and Technology

Thursday, September 18, 1:30 pm to 1:50 pm in Auditorium

In May, GE Appliances left behind forever to its legacy of closed innovation when it launched FirstBuild, an open web platform and makerspace where community-developed products are launched rapidly. FirstBuild is now launching a tool that will let community members define the user experience for themselves. 


Taylor Dawson

Product Manager, FirstBuild, General Electric
Taylor has been working in product development for consumer products for 10 years.  He believes that great products are made when the designer takes an active role in understanding the user.  As a student at Indiana University's Kelley School of Business, he has provided product consulting services for firms from Kenya to Myanmar.  He currently resides in Louisville, Kentucky, and is the lead product manager for FirstBuild, GE Appliances' new venture for open innovation.