2020 Content

Getting ready for #DesignThinking2020? Take a look at this year's trending resources and event information.

2019 Post Show Report

2019 Post Show Report

Interested in seeing what happened at Design Thinking 2019? Take a look at the Post Show Report and make sure to join us in Austin for Design Thinking 2020!

Design Done Right: The Convergence of Thinking & Doing

Design Done Right: The Convergence of Thinking & Doing

The world that we live in today demands constant innovation. It is truly a consumer’s market. With technology, lifestyles, channels for communication, and even customers continuously evolving, businesses are now facing a sink-or-swim situation. This harsh reality has brought the effective methodology of design thinking to the forefront of so many organizations to ensure enduring success. Design thinking ultimately provides companies with a tool kit for innovation rooted in finding meaningful, human-centered solutions based on real customer problems. It provides organizations means with which to respond to the competitive and disruptive nature of today’s markets. At its finest, design thinking has the ability to turn individual employees and departments into cross-functional, collaborative teams, and products into memorable experiences.

Enjoyed reading this report? Take a look at the Design Thinking 201 guide here.

Design Thinking Attendee Journey Map

Design Thinking Attendee Journey Map

Interested in attending Design Thinking 2020 but unsure of what sessions and site tours to attend? We're here to help create your #DesignThinking2020 journey! 

Take a look at the various selections and topics to choose from based on your conference pass selection. 

Curious to see who's attending Design Thinking? Check out our current attendee snapshot here.

Design & Innovation Awards

Design & Innovation Awards

Feel free to take a sneak peek at what we have in store for the 2020 Design & Innovation Awards:

- 2019 winners

- 2020 Categories

- How to get involved

Take a look at our official Design Thinking 2020 agenda here if you haven't already!

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Design Thinking 2020 Current Attendee Snapshot

Design Thinking 2020 Current Attendee Snapshot

Interested in joining us at Design Thinking 2020 this September 8-11 at the Hilton Austin, TX? Take a look at the Current Attendee Snapshot to see who is already attending. Make sure to reserve your spot!

Unsure which sessions to attend? Then download our Attendee Journey Map here. 

Design Thinking 201 - DesignOps: The Catalyst for Scale

Design Thinking 201 - DesignOps: The Catalyst for Scale

Design Thinking is in full force with the role of design elevated in several enterprise organizations. With this comes the prioritization of investing into the efficiencies within the practice itself, providing moments to maximize value and impact. The natural evolution from understanding to scale to transformation, DesignOps as a practice serves a purpose to define, measure, and evolve the practice and process of design to keep up with demand.

Within the Design Thinking 2020 program, we have seen this evolution from attendees who started at our Design Thinking University learning the 5 steps of Design Thinking and how to appropriately facilitate and implement their own workshops, sprints, and initiatives, but now are facing the growth and demand on larger organizational scale.

We will dive into the impact, prioritization, next steps, and examples of successful designops.

Enjoyed the 201 piece? Check out the 301 guide here.

Design Thinking 301 - Ethical Design: Creation with Consequence

Design Thinking 301 - Ethical Design: Creation with Consequence

Design Thinking opens an avenue to innovation and humanity. Connecting the deeper sense of empathy in conjunction with steps for innovation followed by in-depth testing, prototyping and evaluation used in a truly human-centered appraoch can lead to design that sustains and accomplishes good over harm. 

With so much innovation at the fingertips, designers cannot look only at what can be created, instead evaluate in conjunction the consequences which will occur in the future. 

Missed our 201 guide? Read it here.

Design Thinking 2020 ROI Toolkit

Design Thinking 2020 ROI Toolkit

Thinking about attending Design Thinking 2020? We are here to help you convince your colleague or manager to attend.

This ROI toolkit includes:

  • Convince your boss letter
  • Top reasons to attend
  • Estimated budget expense sheet
  • and more!

Still unconvinced? Check out our 2019 Post Show Report here.

Let us know if you would like the agenda sent to you via email as well!

Design Thinking 2020 Workshop Infographic

Design Thinking 2020 Workshop Infographic

Not sure which workshops to attend? As the Design Thinking program has grown year over year, we have seen the gap between maturity and understanding greatly emerging. With this, we want to keep our most impactful sessions while adding additional opportunities to keep attendees engaged as they continue to mature. Our workshops are designed for people of all levels and industries, and are categorized by level of expertise in the topic of Design Thinking. Take a look at the Workshop Infographic to help you choose your Design Thinking 2020 journey.

You can also check out the attendee journey map here.

Design Thinking 2019 Past Attendee Snapshot

Design Thinking 2019 Past Attendee Snapshot

Interested to see who attended Design Thinking 2019? Take a look at our Past Attendee Snapshot and join us next April at Design Thinking! 

Or take a look who's already confirmed to attend for this year here. 

Design Thinking 2020: What to Expect

Design Thinking 2020: What to Expect

Hey there super early bird! Can't wait to register for #DesignThinking2020? Prior to our 2020 Brochure, get a glimpse and see what happened at Design Thinking 2019 and what you can expect for Design Thinking 2020. You can also check out the Post Show Report here.

Event Dates: September 8-11, 2020
Event Location: Hilton Austin
Register Now with the Buy One, Get One Pass Sale live until Friday, August 30, 2019.

Design Thinking 2020 Event Guide Part I

Design Thinking 2020 Event Guide Part I

Stay tuned as we finalize the Design Thinking 2020 Agenda!
Feel free to take a sneak peek at what we have in store for 2020:

- Design Thinking Workshops
- Design Thinking University
- Maturity Tracks: 101, 201 & 301
- Types of Passes

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