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Austin Design Week 2017 Presents: Design-A-Thon

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701 Brazos St

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Austin Design Week 2017 Presents: Design-A-Thon

Organized by: Austin Spark League + Open Austin

Presented by: frog design

The first Annual Austin Design Week Design-a-thon. Enter to bring your own team of creators or come as an individual and find others to form an awesome new team. Only 5 teams max!

Teams will compete to improve outcomes of Austin’s biggest problems. We’ll bring the big problems to solve, you bring the skill and passion to solve them. Teams will form up opening night around ideas they are passionate about. Then, learn and leverage the latest design tools and methodologies such as Design Thinking and agile to create your team’s solutions. Each team will be paired with a Design Thinking mentor to help guide your team to success. Teams will pitch their ideas to a panel of industry experts to be awarded the prizes.

This event is for budding to master creators of all types: Visual Designers, Policy Wonks, Researchers, Activists, Developers, and the like. Anyone looking to feel the rush of creating something from nothing in a short time. Gain skills, meet new people, win awards, make an impact to community.

What do I get out of attending?

  • Meet an awesome new group of like minded creators
  • Create something impactful in a super short amount of time
  • Learn from some of the best designer mentors in Austin
  • Awards! Yes, you’ll get some sweet goodies for winning the competition.
  • Design Thinking + Workshop Facilitation mentorship at IBM Desig

How to Apply:

Teams or individuals may apply. The organizers will review each team and individual to make sure they have the best chance for success.

SCHEDULE:

  • Mon, Nov 6. Evening: Event Kick-Off + Workshop @ frog
  • Wed, Nov 8: Remote eam Check-in + Practice Presentations
  • Fri, Nov 10: Final Presentations @frog.

Note: Teams are will need to find time to work on the project and discuss as a group throughout the week.


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


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