Strategic Design Conference 2018
DESIGN x CONVERGENCE:
Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations
Design x Convergence: Strange Proximities & Unexpected Conversations is a full-day conference dedicated to design strategy organized by the Strategic Design & Management Master’s Program at Parsons. Taking place at their Greenwich Village campus, the conference brings together fascinating people from radically different backgrounds to explore surprising topics. Go beyond industry boundaries to address deeper issues that motivate today’s most innovative thinkers. To them, the role of the design strategist is to design for convergence, guiding disparate parts into a shared and impactful trajectory. The day will consist of incisive keynotes, unpredictable panels, an extensive gallery of student work + intimate group design sessions.
This event was hosted by the MS Strategic Design and Management program and took place on Saturday, May 12, 2018.
The 2018 Strategic Design Conference is TOMORROW – get your ticket now! We’ll talk branding, aliens, VR, anarchy, tech, privacy & more. bit.ly/designxconvergence
Design Session- Iconic Brands in the Age of Anarchy In the past, we’ve often kept brands and politics at a safe distance. But as political, social, and technological turmoil rise, companies are expected to step up to fill the gaps. Panel moderated by author and Parsons professor, Soon Yu, who
Panel- Strategically Crossing Boundaries We hear a lot about working across disciplines, but what purposes do the boundaries serve? Before we transgress, we attempt to understand our role, and our limitations, in shaping the emerging future. The conversation is getting strange. Be part of it. Get
Panel- How Will the Future Sound? We hear a chorus of voices imaging what the future will look like, but how will it sound? From sharing-economy music venues to virtual aural experiences, we close our eyes and listen for what’s ahead. The conversation is getting strange. Be part of it. Get
Panel- The Human in the Room: Making Tech Emotional Investigate the role emotional intelligence will play in the coming age of AI. How do we make technology work for humans? The conversation is getting strange. Be part of it. Get your ticket here for the 2018 Strategic Design Conference:
Panel- Designing like an Octopus Recent discoveries in marine biology have begun to unveil the intricate and spectacular minds of Octopi. From their distributed brains to their slippery escapes, how can thinking like an octopus change the way we collaborate and build? The conversation is
We are excited to introduce one of our keynote speakers – Valla Vakili – for the 2018 Strategic Design Conference: Design x Convergence! Valla Vakili is the Head of Citibank and Citi Ventures’ Ventures Studio in San Francisco. Valla is charged with helping Citi anticipate