Registration & Breakfast

George Palmer (Curator)

Ormel Powell

Opening Speech

We’re in the middle of a new industrial revolution. More and more of the stuff we use is constantly connected to the internet. Many of the things around us are enhanced by things happening on a screen or by online services. We have a world of opportunity, one where we can create amazing new things. What role will designers play in imagining, building, and developing the products that will shape our lives?

Donald Goldberg

edwin bisco

Redefine – Redesign

As designers, our main role is to accompany change. By questioning the status quo, we identify and solve potential problems. Looking at this process shows multiple steps of redefinition and surprising solutions.

Robert Hoge

ernest flint

From how to design to what to design

Today’s strategic stakes and technological possibilities are opening up many opportunities for redefining our practices and creating new products. Within this context, to be an influential player, design must evolve and widen its scope of intervention. Beyond processes, what’s the best attitude for designers to embrace these changes?

Ernie Yazzie

Allan B

Designing with Sensors: Creating Adaptive Experiences

How do we utilize sensors and user data to create experiences in the digital world? We all know that smart devices have sensors, but how can we use this as a resource to acquire information about the user and his environment? And how can we use this information to design a better user experience that is both unobtrusive and transparent? The simple answer: we create adaptive systems.

Lunch Break

Benjamin Sweeten

James Victor

Distributed Creativity

How to challenge convention and harness the power of the world’s creativity. Josh discusses how RPD combined people, expertise, and experience from around the world to re-design the concept of flying for a multi-billion dollar airline, whilst teaching how you too can also challenge convention to solve big ideas and take on the world.

Michael Davis

mike stiller

Redefine Our Tools

We need to alter our take on how creativity, workflows, and technology connect to cater to the ever-changing digital landscape. Redefining the tools while working is sometimes like changing the tires while driving.

Garrie Taylor

jane logan

Redefine Yourself

How is it possible to constantly redefine our role as designers? By doing things we’ve never done, things where we had no idea of how they would turn out. This open design approach at the intersection of design, art, and technology is the basis of our entire working process and leads not only to surprising results, but also redefines our role as a designer with every project.



Charles Bly

jordan shaw

Bridging the Physical-Digital Divide

In a future where digital services and physical products come together, it seems like the tech community is having the greatest influence on our world. In some ways, this is great, but we seem to have forgotten those designers with the talent for crafting physical forms that can fit into our hands, our homes and our lives. For a future ‘Internet of Things‘ we need to better engage industrial designers in what we do.

Marcie Page

gina guchi

Creative Power and Technological Opportunity

In real life, one can consider and act on the issues involved in determining our urban future and explore new possibilities to create projects and materials that change the environmental effects of art and design practices. How can we make environmental, health-improving projects relevant to our own very particular lifestyles, as well as fun and desirable rather than dutiful or moralistic?


Lunch Break

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