view the event pictures on flickr.com At some point in their careers, most designers end up–at least once–at the HOW Conference. This time the respected swirl of design thinkers and font nerds was held in Boston, home of some baseball team people get very excited about called the Red Sox. (Please, Bambino, don’t curse me.) I missed the HOW Conference held in Austin a couple of years ago, so I was pleased to be invited to host a Gamestorming workshop to[...]
A short list of things that are simultaneously fun and valuable: Crossword puzzles, children, techniques for creative problem-solving, and SXSW’s first-ever-of-all-time SketchCamp! If you find yourself at SXSW Interactive this year, you are officially invited to join us for the first session of its kind at this conference. SketchCamp – an open-space form of unconferencing designed for interactive learning – is now a global phenomenon. It was inspired by BarCamp and is one of those rare opportunities to have an immersive learning experience[...]
From TED.com: Studies show that sketching and doodling improve our comprehension — and our creative thinking. So why do we still feel embarrassed when we’re caught doodling in a meeting? Sunni Brown says: Doodlers, unite! She makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen.
CEOs for Cities is a rock-and-roll nonprofit that has consistently proven it’s on the cutting edge of conversations around designing and innovating cities of the future. This relatively small but dynamite organization connects urban leaders to front-line research, human-centered and tech-oriented projects, and perhaps most importantly, to each other.