Sony Opens US Design Center In LA

Sony has opened a new U.S. Design Center in Los Angeles, consolidating former facilities in San Francisco and Park Ridge NJ. The new design center is located in Santa Monica, and brings together all of Sony's U.S. design staff including product, graphic, and interaction teams into a single location. Sony said that it is opening the new location to take advantage of the creative community in Los Angeles, along with its proximity to Sony Pictures, Sony-BMG Music, and Sony's headquarters in San Diego. Sony said that the design group typically turns out more than a thousand products a year.