Education Navigate. Discover. Connect. IGNITE. This cross-disciplinary event will bring together seasoned professionals and future designers/makers in the fields of Architecture + Interiors, Technology, Graphic Design, and Product/Industrial Design, presented... Read More
Being successful has always relied on the ability to work together and be creative. Learn how any organization can leverage design thinking to produce change, drive new ideas and deliver meaningful solutions
Explore how virtual reality’s adoption into the creative process improves communication between designer and client, minimizes potential conflicts in the field and promotes a more collaborative design and construction process
This talk will discuss the challenges, opportunities, and the responsibility of creative thinkers in developing our cultural hubs. Giving each of us a compelling perspective on our role(s) as community stabilizers, but also visionaries.
Zaha Hadid Architects’ Filipe Pereira will provide a narrative of 520 W. 28th New York’s history, design strategy and build. The session will also focus on the project’s custom kitchen — COVE – that Zaha Hadid designed with, Boffi.
A discussion of the city’s evolution looking to the past, present and future of Denver’s urban green spaces. Using case studies from Tryba Architects’ projects including Denver’s Botanic Gardens and Google’s Boulder Headquarters.
The kitchen as older generations have known it is making way for the kitchen of the future. The kitchen is now home office, entertainment central, place of homework doing and project collaborating. How do advances in appliance technology and the changes in meal preparation inform kitchen design today?
This presentation and discussion will delve into the oftentimes confusing and opaque waters of social media for design-focused firms. Social media platforms can be a powerful tool for design businesses to elevate their branding and drive tangible business, yet many design-focused businesses don't know how to best utilize them to their advantage. Social media experts will speak to best practices, and design pros will offer their thoughts on how important social media is to a design-focused firm. Architectural photographer James Florio will also talk about how he incorporates social media into his business and provide ideas on how to capture the best images of your work.
The mass-produced repeatability no longer holds the value it once did Advanced algorithms anticipate our individual needs and wants. What are the up side of personalization? More authentic experiences? What are the downsides?
This talk will cover a number of topics centered on what we know and don't know about people including instincts v. preconceptions and the ability of design to influence behavior, and the power it can give us as designers.
Dan Formosa, Ph.D.
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The Source Hotel 3350 Brighton BlvdDenver, CO 80216
Since Henry Ford, we have developed processes to fit mass production and mass consumption. Now, today, disruptive technology is changing the game again and the limits will be on us as designers, not process or capital.
Interest in Tiny Homes has continued to grow and gain momentum across the country and here in Colorado. This session will explore ideas on how they could be one solution to affordable housing in our state.
Learn about designer Hylnur Atlason and his Manhattan-based studio and how they take on so many different project types, from a women’s razor to Xbox packaging to DWR’s wonderful womb of a chair, the Lîna Swivel.
Today’s challenges are so complex it is hard to make meaningful change. Denise and Aman’s work often achieves impact through “perturbing the system” - working at several levels at once and releasing solutions that affect the system in multiple places.
The story of how an nationally known designer collaborated with a local Denver designer to create iconic functional furniture for airports with a discussion about forming a local company and marketing it to the world.
In this talk, Surya Vanka will share practical tips for organizations large and small to use design as a competitive advantage. He will share lessons learned from the frontlines from service design, interaction design and industrial design.
Join Joyce Hsu, a classically trained architect who heads up Facebook’s 3D projects, to learn more about the origins and future plans of The tech company’s cavernous “hardware lab,” sometimes called Area 404.