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WeWork Congress

600 Congress Ave. Floor 14

Austin, TX 78701

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Austin Design Week 2018 Presents: Doors of Perception: How to Open New Ways of Thinking Through Creative Facilitation

Organized by: Exploration x Design

Design Thinking is a process for problem-solving through creative methodologies. Facilitators are required at every step of the process. The role of facilitation is not project management or directorship, but to encourage each participant to use their skills, knowledge and insights to uncover new opportunities. Quite simply, a creative facilitator is like a shaman who leads you to a place where you uncover a deeper understanding and express it creatively.

In many ways, Creative Facilitation inverses how we learn. Instead of presenting material and instructing participants to absorb and memorize; creative facilitation invites participants to provide direction by sharing their perception and worldview. Participants are challenged to learn from each other by working in small groups of diverse skills, backgrounds and abilities. The group co-creates insights, ideas and potential solutions through creative activities and collaboration.


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Jess is a design thinking facilitator and researcher living in Austin, TX. Currently, she coaches individuals, teams and organizations on how to cultivate healthy design practices while making meaningful products and impactful services.

Previously, she worked on design and research teams at MU/DAI, National Australia Bank and Stamford Interactive. She was the recipient of the 2013 "Made in Banff" Artist in Residence Prize for delivering a winning pitch at SXSW Interactive. During her residency at the Banff Centre in Canada, Jess designed a prototype called Key to the Street, a collaboration platform enabling citizens to co-design public space with an emphasis on improving walkability. Key to the Street was a finalist at the 2013 SXSW Eco Place by Design Contest and featured in a Fast Company, Austin Culture Map and several blogs around the globe.


For the full Austin Design Week schedule, check out austindesignweek.org.


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Note: ADW will not be providing lunch. You are welcome to bring your own to eat during the session.

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