Driving Sustainable Growth And Competitive Advantage Through Human-Centered Design

As we hit the ground running for 2018, the Austin Center for Design is proud to announce our partnership with Design Thinking 2018 taking place April 23-25 in Austin.

Creativity is key to addressing ill-formed business threats and for giving structure to poorly defined market opportunities, yet many of us have started realizing the limitations that come with creative mindsets such as Design Thinking and Lean; after doing a lot of thinking and pivoting, we realize we still have to do a lot of doing.

Design Thinking 2018 is full of hands-on learning workshops including Design Thinking University, site tours at IBM Studios Austin and USAA’s Chief Design Office, and keynote presentations led by innovative design thinkers from a wide variety of industries featuring our very own Jon Kolko, Partner at the Modernist Studio and the Founder of AC4D. Our alumna Maryanne Lee, currently design strategy manager at LegalZoom will also be making an appearance as one of the speakers.

Other featured design thinkers include:
– Eric Quint, Chief Design Officer, 3M
– Joni Saylor, Design Principal , IBM Design Practice
– Joel Kashuba, VP of Innovation, Fifth Third Bank
– Xavi Cortadellas, Head of Innovation, Gatorade
– Shawn Johnson, VP Experience Design & Innovation, NBC Universal

Take a look at the full speaker faculty or feel free to view the agenda.

If you are interested in attending, save 20% off current registration by using our partner discount code: 2018DESIGN_AC4D or email for more information.