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Austin Design Week 2017, mapped

A guide to ‘Finding Place’

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Last year, Austin Design Week debuted with impressive array of events and pulled them off spectacularly. In its second year (happening this week, Nov. 6-10), it has surpassed the high mark it set for itself in terms of quality and variety.

The theme of this year’s community-organized, free week of events, which brings together a wide variety of design fields, is “Finding Place.” Apropos of the theme, and the fact that events are spread out among 44 different venues, we thought a map of those spaces was in order. You can find the full schedule at ADW’s website, where it’s recommended you register in advance for events you want to attend.

Note: The map is ordered by date and time of the first event at the venue. Multiple events at one venue are listed by date and time at its map point.

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1. The Hub at The Sunset Room

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310 E 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 694-5938
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The Hub will be a hangout/meetup place all week as well as hosing several events. It’s open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can get lunch and refreshments at the Resplendent Hospitality Lounge (first come, first serve), explore art and design installations, and/or attend one of the roundtable sessions listed below.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

10:30 a.m.-12:30pm

Find Your People: Developing and Exploring the Austin Design Community

Roundtable participants will learn about jumping into the local design community with info design/designer-friendly groups to get involved in, online design+creative communities, and how to create space for design in seemingly unexpected places.

Thursday, Nov. 9

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Launching & Leveraging Your Fashion Business: From Capsule to Emerging & Established Branding

A roundtable for getting feedback on your design practice, insight for developing resources and capabilities, new ideas for innovation, and opportunities for networking/collaboration with others.

Friday, Nov. 10

10 a.m.-noon

Walks Well With Others

Experience Austin through the lens of a pedestrian as you connect with both people and place, while learning more about the story of Austin through its sights and sounds.

Sculpture of a broken-down office chair
From “The Chair” exhibition at The Hub
Courtesy of Austin Design Week

2. Capital Factory Classroom

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701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 548-9675
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Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Designing Parenthood

Leaders in the design field talk about how they make child care and design work hand-in-hand, then quickly turn it around to get tips from the audience.

Moodboards by Design Discipline

Participants learn how designers of different disciplines creating moodboards and why they are important, then create their own moodboards to take home.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

A Service Design Toolkit: Mapping Service Ecologies

Analyzing, mapping and designing ecologies for service-oriented projects.

Finding Place in My Career as a Designer

No matter the stage in your career, better understand your individual and team member attributes and how those attributes can be utilized on your teams to get to great outcomes.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

An Illustrated History of Fashion

A visual journey of the hottest fashion of the 1960s and its relationship to the social and cultural happenings of the era, followed by the opportunity to practice your own new silhouettes and styles.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Reflection by Design

Participants join other creative thinkers and learn how to apply the design process to guide decision-making in one’s personal and professional life.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Designing Digital Collaboration

Explore the nuances of how to maintain positive relationships in remote working environments and the ways in which our digital behaviors must be modified to meet our social needs in online, creative teams.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Power Trip: The Ethics of Designers’ Creator Bias

Workshop participants will try to find parallels to government, medicine, engineering, and literature in hopes of crafting a code of ethics that strikes the right balance of utility and artistry for digital design at scale.

Thursday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Integrating Public Arts Into the Media Sphere

Participants will learn best practices for launching a global creative practice in art and media, hear success stories from international and local new media artists, and discover how they might partner with the City of Austin.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Integrating Public Arts Into the Media Sphere

Participants will learn best practices for launching a global creative practice in art and media, hear success stories from international and local new media artists, and discover how they might partner with the City of Austin.

Finding Place in My Career As a Designer
ADW

3. Vuka Collective

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411 W Monroe St
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 394-4154
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Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

CreativeMornings Field Trip: #FlagAustin Workshop, hosted by a local creative community leader.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Human Centered Design for Impact, a chance to create rapid prototypes that can help address some of our world biggest issues.

CreativeMornings Field Trip
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4. Wisteria Court

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516 Navasota St
Austin, TX 78702

Monday, Nov. 6

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Urban Observations

Using watercolor, participants will walk away with a deeper sense of engaging and connecting

5. Metalwork Austin

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2000 S 7th St
Austin, TX 78704

Metalwork Austin Studio Tour

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Metalwork Austin focuses on architectural details, furniture, and metal art. Visit the studio to learn about the design and fabrication process, as well as seeing a demonstration.

6. argodesign

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2901 S 1st St Suite 200
Austin, TX 78704
(650) 776-7644
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Monday, Nov. 6

2:00 p.m.-4:00 pm.

argodesign Tour

In this interactive tour, participants explore the future of digital experiences without traditional user interfaces and how ordinary objects can be brought to life through technology.

7. Fireseed Clay Arts Studios

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2309 Thornton Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 440-8485
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Monday, Nov. 6

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Fireseed Clay Arts Studio Tour

Check out the Fireseed Clay Arts space, view works from 18-plus artists, and contribute to the collaborative mural in the S"graffiti"-o workshop.

8. Ion Art, Inc.

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407 Radam Ln # A100
Austin, TX 78745
(512) 326-9333
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Monday, Nov. 6

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Ion Art Studio Tour

Inside homegrown and locally owned design-build studio Ion, which does a wide range of custom fabrication projects across the country.

9. Canales & Co.

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32 Reese Dr
Sunset Valley, TX 78745

Monday, Nov. 6

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Canales & Co. Studio Tour

A small design and branding studio’s meet-and-greet offers an opportunity to learn from the people who work there about the process it underwent in finding its place, designing it, and building it.

10. Frog Design

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101 W 6th St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 477-3764
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Monday, Nov. 6

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Design-a-thon Event Kick-Off and Workshop

Frog Design returns to ADW to host teams competing in Austin Design Week's first ever Design-A-Thon, challenged to tackle some of the cities biggest design challenges and win the big prize.

Friday, Nov. 10

4:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.

Design-a-thon: Final Presentations

Design-a-Thon teams present their design solutions to some of the city's biggest challenges—and, apparently, one wins.

11. Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library

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710 W Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 974-7400
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Monday, Nov. 6

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Downtown Choose Your Own Adventure

Participants can join a digital installation that leads them on two simultaneous journeys: One an exploration of the city, the other an interactive literary adventure.

New limestone and glass library Courtesy of Austin Public Library

12. Seaholm Intake Building

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100 West Ave
Austin, TX 78701

Monday, Nov. 6

6:30 p.m.-10 p.m.

Intake on the Lake: A Night of Projection, Music and Design at the Iconic Seaholm Waterfront

Despite the windy title, the opportunity to “visit, explore, and activate this historic building” is bound to prove visually and otherwise riveting.

Former power plant intake on lake with a couple of skyscrapers behind
Seaholm Intake Facility
Austin Parks and Recreation Department

13. Handsome

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1000 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 900-1177
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Improving Your Urban Experience: Tactical Urbanism Immersive

Learn about how you can improve your neighborhoods, travel routes, and parks through tactical urbanism, using everyday tools and small, DIY improvements to spark change in your urban experience.

14. IBM Design Studio

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IBM - Building 903, 11501 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78758

Tuesday, Nov. 7

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

Design Placemaking for Local Civic Engagement

Explore the what good citizenship looks like in a digitally disrupted society, and learn new design research methods you can use to engage your community.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Finding Yourself in the Best User Interview Ever

Learn how to foster an emotional connection and meaningful exchange with your users and tapping designers’ creativity.

15. Design Institute for Health, Health Discovery Building, Room 8.800

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UT Penick-Allison Tennis Center, 1701 Trinity St
Austin, TX 78705

Tuesday, Nov. 7

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Design Institute for Health Studio Tour for the first-of-its-kind Design Institute, embedded in the new Dell Medical School at the University of Texas Austin.

16. Michael Hsu Office of Architecture

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4910 Burnet Rd
Austin, TX 78756
(512) 706-4303
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture Tour

Peek behind the scenes, talk with the team, and engage in a discussion of process, philosophy and upcoming work.

Michael Hsu Office of Architecture4910 Burnet RoadAustin, TX 78756

1801 N Lamar Blvd # B100
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 499-8811
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

T3 Studio Tour

T3 is a digital agency that helps brands create value for consumers first, then builds messaging around that value. Its studio tour will include interactive VR and mobile AR experiences.

18. Asterisk Group

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210 W 38th St
Austin, TX 78705
(512) 371-1618
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Asterisk Group Design Tour

Visit the studio and learn more about their process and partnership for the last year’s endeavor: a huge corporate art and graphics collection that it calls “essentially a love story about Austin.”

19. TechShop Austin-Round Rock

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120 Sundance Pkwy #350
Round Rock, TX 78681
(512) 900-4664
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Techshop Studio Tour

Round Rock’s Techshop community shows participants how it prototypes, tests, and manufactures physical products in an environment full of creative designers, artists, and makers.

20. Lewis Carnegie

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1312 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 708-1128
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Tuesday, Nov. 7

6:00 p.m.-9:00 pm.

Reclaiming Space: Equality and Place-Making

This panel will explore the stories of four multidisciplinary individuals, reshaping narratives through community, and architectural and social design.

Thursday, Nov. 9

4:00 p.m.-6:00 pm.

Lewis Carnegie Studio Tour

An opportunity to explore the multidisciplined design studio and gallery in East Austin.

21. ACC Highland

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6101 Airport Blvd
Austin, TX 78752
(512) 223-7300
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

ACC at Highland ATX Project Tour

Explore the ambitious and impressive adaptive reuse of a former mall as ACC at Highland ATX, an academic campus that will become the center of a new urban redevelopment district, facilitated by BGK Architects.

22. Pentagram Design Inc

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1508 W 5th St #100
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 476-0778
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Pentagram Design Studio Tour

A tour of world’s largest independently owned design studio will feature designer testimonials, project case studies, and collectible swag.

23. HA Architecture

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2401 E 6th St #2019
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 251-4279
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

HA Architecture Studio Tour

HA Architecture's residential, commercial, and public work, including a sneak peek of this year’s Creekshow entry, is part of this studio tour, as is its #coffeesketch, set to a soundtrack in a multimedia event format.

24. The Beeswax Company

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120 Frog Pond Ln a100
Dripping Springs, TX 78620
(888) 574-2445
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

The Beeswax Company Studio Tour

The tour offers a behind-the-scenes look (and smell) of the local company that produces hand-crafted candles designed to bring out the natural beauty and healthy burning properties of the 100% pure beeswax, from Texas bees.

25. Mark Odom Studio Inc

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1009 W 6th St Suite 50
Austin, TX 78703
(512) 469-5950
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Mark Odom Studio Tour

Mark Odom Studio’s office, a public gallery space that allows visitors to see its process from schematic design through construction, will offer insight into both commercial and residential design.

26. lookthinkmake

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4704A E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 402-6861
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

lookthinkmake Studio Tour

The branding company offers tours of its studio with a nine-year design retrospective that showcases some of the work it has created for clients across the Central Texas area.

27. Umlauf Sculpture Garden & Museum

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605 Robert E Lee Rd
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 445-5582
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Wednesday, Nov. 8

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

Home of the Future

The event offers virtual tours of concepts for future dwelling that have been developed during the 20th and 21st centuries and points of view from leaders in thought and technology who are propelling today’s rapid changes in home life.

28. Cherry Cola Dog

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3409 E 5th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 420-3686
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Thursday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

The Past, Present, and Future of Chalk

Travel through time and explore the origins of street painting, discuss the state of public art today, and glimpse into chalk art of the future while learning the tools and techniques of street painting.

29. Atlassian Office Austin

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303 Colorado St
Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, Nov. 9

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Design and AI: Defining Design’s Place in the Midst of Intelligent Machines

This workshop explores the relationship of technology, design, and society. Participants will have an opportunity to develop ideas and perspectives on the role design should take in an environment of increasingly powerful technology.

30. Kammok Gear Shop

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1401 E 7th St
Austin, TX 78702
(888) 815-5162
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Thursday, Nov. 9

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Landscape as Lens: Design Thinking Your Goals

In this workshop, participants use design thinking to uncover personal or professional needs and wants, and identify new and exciting solutions to meet those needs.

31. USAA Design Office

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201 W 5th St
Austin, TX 78701

Thursday, Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

USAA Studio Tour

Participants will see how USAA design teams are creating its new bank and products for its military families.

32. dwg.

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912B Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 320-0668
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Thursday, Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

dwg. Studio Tour

The tour presents an opportunity to discover a learn more about of dwg. projects that explore the importance of landscape urbanism and its influence on social and environmental change.

33. thirteen23

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506 Congress Ave #200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 672-8780
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Thursday, Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

A studio tour offers the chance to learn how the company’s tight-knit, multidisciplinary team of designers and engineers works together.

34. Fjord Austin

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319 Congress Ave Suite #200
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 420-8800
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Thursday, Nov. 9

2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Formerly award-winning company Chaotic Moon, Fjord Austin’s team of creatives focused on designing, developing, and delivering will open up its studio.

35. Cheer Up Charlies

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900 Red River St
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 431-2133
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Thursday, Nov. 9

5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.

Design Community Town Hall and Happy Hour

This gathering offers the chance to come and voice your opinions on how we can better support the “fresh” population of the designers and design enthusiasts in Austin. Oh, and there’s a happy hour after.

36. Risograph Lab at St. Edward's University Fine Arts Building, Room 110A

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3001 S Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78704
(512) 448-8400
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Friday, Nov. 10

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Lettermaker Stencil Workshop

Workshop participans learn the history of lettering stencils and leave with lettering designs they create with Lettermaker Stencil.

37. WeWork Congress

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600 Congress Ave
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 456-3090
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Friday, Nov. 10

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Designing for the 100%

The city of Austin's senior advisor for design and technology, Ben Guhin, joing in conversation about how user-centered research, design standards, and technology strategy can make services more useful, usable, and accessible.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Crafting a Conversational Design Strategy

This workshop helps participants gain an understanding of how conversational interfaces work and how to implement a design strategy for building great experiences.

38. Austin Center for Design

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1309 Chestnut Ave
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, Nov. 10

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Thinking in Zooms—How to Ideate With Concept Maps

Participants learn about how to create a concept map, how to use semantic and temporal zoom as ideation tools, and how to present these maps.

39. African-American Cultural & Heritage Facility

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912 E 11th St
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, Nov. 10

2:00-4:00 p.m.

City of Austin Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows Project Tour

Learn how the city of Austin's design, technology, and innovation Fellows are coaching city of Austin “authors” to use people-oriented language to connect residents and services.

40. MAKO Design + Invent

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2501 E 9th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 888-2822
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Friday, Nov. 10

4:00-7:00 p.m.

MAKO Design + Invent Studio Tour

The tour offers a chance to meet some of the industrial designers and engineers who help early-stage products through the design process to store shelves.

41. East Side Collective

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2400 E Cesar Chavez St #302
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 887-8049
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Friday, Nov. 10

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

East Side Collective Studio Tour

East Side Collective's coworking studio space exhibits how designers, builders, developers, engineers, and artists help lead Austin into thoughtful, innovative design while offering an authentic piece of Austin's creative culture.

42. Art Plus Artisans Consulting

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2401 E 6th St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 419-7975
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Friday, Nov. 10

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

Art Plus Artisans Consulting Studio Tour

The tour offers the chance to learn about how Art Plus Artisans helps clients repesent corporate campuses, Class A office developments, luxury multifamily, higher education, and hospitality express through art.

43. fd2s Inc

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1634 E Cesar Chavez St
Austin, TX 78702
(512) 476-7733
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Friday, Nov. 10

4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

FD25 Studio Tour

Particpants learn how the firm creates wayfinding programs, donor recognition exhibits, and experiential graphics that change the way people experience the world.

44. Funsize

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916 Springdale Rd Bldg 4 Suite 101
Austin, TX 78702

Friday, Nov. 10

6:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.

FD25 Studio Tour

Participants learn how the firm creates wayfinding programs, donor recognition exhibits, and experiential graphics that change the way people experience the world.

1. The Hub at The Sunset Room

310 E 3rd St, Austin, TX 78701
Sculpture of a broken-down office chair
From “The Chair” exhibition at The Hub
Courtesy of Austin Design Week

The Hub will be a hangout/meetup place all week as well as hosing several events. It’s open every day from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can get lunch and refreshments at the Resplendent Hospitality Lounge (first come, first serve), explore art and design installations, and/or attend one of the roundtable sessions listed below.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

10:30 a.m.-12:30pm

Find Your People: Developing and Exploring the Austin Design Community

Roundtable participants will learn about jumping into the local design community with info design/designer-friendly groups to get involved in, online design+creative communities, and how to create space for design in seemingly unexpected places.

Thursday, Nov. 9

10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Launching & Leveraging Your Fashion Business: From Capsule to Emerging & Established Branding

A roundtable for getting feedback on your design practice, insight for developing resources and capabilities, new ideas for innovation, and opportunities for networking/collaboration with others.

Friday, Nov. 10

10 a.m.-noon

Walks Well With Others

Experience Austin through the lens of a pedestrian as you connect with both people and place, while learning more about the story of Austin through its sights and sounds.

310 E 3rd St
Austin, TX 78701

2. Capital Factory Classroom

701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Finding Place in My Career As a Designer
ADW

Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Designing Parenthood

Leaders in the design field talk about how they make child care and design work hand-in-hand, then quickly turn it around to get tips from the audience.

Moodboards by Design Discipline

Participants learn how designers of different disciplines creating moodboards and why they are important, then create their own moodboards to take home.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

A Service Design Toolkit: Mapping Service Ecologies

Analyzing, mapping and designing ecologies for service-oriented projects.

Finding Place in My Career as a Designer

No matter the stage in your career, better understand your individual and team member attributes and how those attributes can be utilized on your teams to get to great outcomes.

Wednesday, Nov. 8

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

An Illustrated History of Fashion

A visual journey of the hottest fashion of the 1960s and its relationship to the social and cultural happenings of the era, followed by the opportunity to practice your own new silhouettes and styles.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Reflection by Design

Participants join other creative thinkers and learn how to apply the design process to guide decision-making in one’s personal and professional life.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Designing Digital Collaboration

Explore the nuances of how to maintain positive relationships in remote working environments and the ways in which our digital behaviors must be modified to meet our social needs in online, creative teams.

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Power Trip: The Ethics of Designers’ Creator Bias

Workshop participants will try to find parallels to government, medicine, engineering, and literature in hopes of crafting a code of ethics that strikes the right balance of utility and artistry for digital design at scale.

Thursday, Nov. 9

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Integrating Public Arts Into the Media Sphere

Participants will learn best practices for launching a global creative practice in art and media, hear success stories from international and local new media artists, and discover how they might partner with the City of Austin.

8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Integrating Public Arts Into the Media Sphere

Participants will learn best practices for launching a global creative practice in art and media, hear success stories from international and local new media artists, and discover how they might partner with the City of Austin.

701 Brazos St
Austin, TX 78701

3. Vuka Collective

411 W Monroe St, Austin, TX 78704
CreativeMornings Field Trip
Courtesy of ADW

Monday, Nov. 6

8:30 a.m.-10 a.m.

CreativeMornings Field Trip: #FlagAustin Workshop, hosted by a local creative community leader.

Tuesday, Nov. 7

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Human Centered Design for Impact, a chance to create rapid prototypes that can help address some of our world biggest issues.

411 W Monroe St
Austin, TX 78704

4. Wisteria Court

516 Navasota St, Austin, TX 78702