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3 Design Workshops Bundle
Cornish College of the Arts
Seattle, WA
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3 Design Workshops Bundle
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Saturday, September 22, 2012
10:00 to 5:00
Cornish College of the Arts

This event is for three design-thinking workshops, offered at a discounted price of 25% (50% for students).  If you want to attend just one or two workshops, register with the links below.

Individual Tickets
Waste Not
Designing For the Future
Sensory Deprivation for Breakthrough Innovation

This event is a full day of design-thinking workshops covering behavioral economics, future strategies and gestural ideation.

Students, professionals and design enthusiasts are all encouraged to attend. No advanced knowledge or preparation is required to attend any of the workshops.

Waste Not!

Presented by
Nikki Pfarr, Design Researcher & Strategist at Artefact

Why do people throw out things that they know are recyclable? Why does a smiley face on an energy bill change usage habits? What effect does labeling a trashcan "landfill" instead of "garbage" have on behavior? What would happen if you made a recycling slot machine?

Learn about how insights from behavioral economics and cognitive psychology can help us nudge people toward more sustainable and environmentally friendly habits. We'll spend some time learning about key findings from behavior change research, and then apply this knowledge to design challenges relevant to the Seattle urban environment. No advanced knowledge required.

Designing for the Future

Presented by
Ming-Li Chai, Strategic Design Researcher, Microsoft

As leaders, practitioners and designers who operate in rapidly changing environments, how do we make sense of trends, stay ahead of the curve, recognize an opportunity when it happens, and take advantage of it in our pursuit of future solutions?

In this session, we will share a mindset and a toolset to help you factor in the future when you create design strategies today. We will walk you through key steps of the "fuzzy front end" of the innovation process: From developing foresight, to uncovering emerging opportunities, to creating future-forward scenarios. You will learn a synthesized blend of methodologies from leading institutions such as the Institute For the Future, Global Business Network, and Stanford Center for Foresight & Innovation.

Sensory Deprivation for Breakthrough Innovation

Presented by
Joyce Chou, Design Program Manager at Microsoft

The way we interact with technology is rapidly evolving beyond the touch of a screen or button.  Mobile phones enable a whole new world of interaction behavior that leverage gestures and movements, where people can use the motion of either bodies or objects.

This workshop explores design possibilities beyond our assumptions of how technology works.  We will look at ways to design new mobile features and products that use more than just touch, sight, and sound. Through a series of hands-on activities we will look at the what's possible when you leverage physical gestures to design experiences not constrained by a screen.

As part of the 2012 Seattle Design Festival, IxDA Seattle and Puget Sound SIGCHI are offering three workshops on Saturday, September 22. Workshops will take place at the Cornish College of the Arts in the South Lake Union neighborhood.

Attend one, two or all three workshops. Discounted rates available for students and those attending all three workshops. A portion of the proceeds go to support Design in Public, a multidisciplinary nonprofit organization that promotes the role of design in improving our community.


This event is for all three workshops, offered at a discounted price of 25%.  If you want to attend just one or two, go to their individual event pages.

Individual Tickets
Waste Not
Designing For the Future
Sensory Deprivation for Breakthrough Innovation

Our involvement in the Seattle Design Festival is made possible in part by the generous support of our sponsor, POP.



Cornish College of the Arts (View)
1000 Lenora St
Seattle, WA 98122
United States



Owner: IxDA Seattle and Puget Sound SIGCHI
On BPT Since: Jun 04, 2012
Cathie Toshach

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