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Thursday, October 12 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm
EXPLORATION x DESIGN: Meaningful Products + Services | 3:30 - 5:30 PM

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Join us for an energizing two-hour session. We'll begin with an hour of yoga fusion that incorporates our signature Mind + Body and The Art of Listening programs.  Follow by asking tough questions concerning how we might develop, interact and experience Meaningful Products + Services.

Our bodies are the closest form of perfected design we have at our disposal for inspiration and growth. When we practice wellness we are cultivating the intuition necessary to take care of ourselves. Our goal is to be our most efficient selves so we can have energy and time for work and play.  We mix traditional yoga poses with Pilates, resistance training and motivating music. This blending of techniques focuses on combining mind and body exercises with the benefits of strength, aerobics, balance and flexibility.

As we enter into the next wave of technology we need to start thinking beyond “stickiness” and “click-throughs”. Our next chapter involves far more profound implications. The Internet of things (IoT) will require privacy and security. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning need to be designed with transparency protections for people. Virtual reality (VR) could potentially take the notion of hallucinogenic experience beyond any door of perception Aldous Huxley could have possibly imagined. We are entering the experience age. It will be immersive and exciting. The lines between reality and virtual will blur into an entire refocus of culture. 

This intensive 2-hour session is about exploring through meaningful contemplation the qualities of authentic design; as well as, the deeply unique nature of your own personal design practice. You will be guided through an excercise that will provide you with the building blocks to create experience maps, service blueprints and conceptualize how products and services must align to the needs of the people who use them.

The design track is curated by Austin Design Week, a week of free workshops, studio tours, talks, events and installations celebrating Austin design November 6-10.

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Derek Cuellar

Derek will lead you through an energizing excercise series that will help open you to new ways of thinking. Derek has been dedicted to his practice for many years. He brings authenticity and originality to each class. You can find Derek at B3 Downtown on Thursdays at 8:30am and 7:15pm... Read More →
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Jessica Lowry

Founder, Exploration x Design
Jess is the founder of Exploration x Design; which operates under her company Clave LLC. Clave is responsible for Key to the StreetSheHacksATX, SheDesignsATX and Velma Magazine. Jess has worked in tech and innovation for the past 12+ years. As a consultant she has worked with a broad range of companies and organizations. She believes we are all designers. Each of us holds the capacity to be creative. She works to create a safe place for you to explore your own personal design practice. Deepen your connection to your inherent skills. Practice the art of... Read More →

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Hey startups! SXSW Accelerator Pitch Event applications due November 10. Also mark your calendar for the Startup & Tech Sectors track, which runs March 9-15... Read More →

Thursday October 12, 2017 3:30pm - 5:30pm CDT
Soma Vida 2324 East Cesar Chavez Street Austin, TX 78702