Open IXD: 2015 Thesis Festival
- Visual Arts Theatre, New York NY
In May 2011, a team of four individuals known as the One Time Studio asked themselves a profound question: “Is design thinking a movement that’s here to stay?” The team began with that simple question and no funding. They embarked on a year-long journey, successfully raised funding via Kickstarter and collaboratively answered their question with the feature-length documentary, “Design & Thinking”. The result is an enlightening interpretation of the heretofore vague theory of design thinking.
How do we fully engage organizations in thinking about the changing landscape of business, culture and society? Inspired by design thinking, this documentary interviews businessman, designers, scholars, leaders in social change and an assortment of diverse individuals in order to portray what they have in common when facing the ambiguities of the 21st Century. Come journey with CocaCola industries, a bike shop, and even a PhD student as they explore the profound challenges of design and the influence of design thinking on the course of their lives. For more information see http://www.facebook.com/designandthinking and http://designthinkingmovie.com/.
Fifteen Taiwanese delegates whose careers span a range of public and private sector activities are coming to New York for the screening of Design & Thinking. (The documentary will be screened with Chinese subtitles.)
The Evening Agenda
Please join us for hors d'oeuvres and drinks, followed by the screening, and then a panel discussion that will explore a spectrum of opinions about design thinking, how it is applied in practice, and its possible futures:
6:00pm—7:00pm Reception with Hors d'oeuvres and Drinks
7:00pm—7:05pm Opening Remarks by the Documentary’s Producer
8:30pm—9:30pm Panel Discussion
Paul Pangaro, PhD, Faculty, SVA MFA Interaction Design Program; President, General Cybernetics, Inc.
MFA Interaction Design Department, School of Visual Arts
General Cybernetics, Inc.
Taipei Design Center, US
The MFA in Interaction Design is an inventive two-year program that trains students to intimately understand how design can affect human behavior, and to think more holistically about the products and services they’re creating. The program explores the strategic role of interaction design in shaping everyday life, and intends to increase the relevancy of design to business and society so designers can make a difference.
More information, visit: http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/
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