At the core of what we do as designers is the notion of exchange. Through the innovative processes of design, something of value is given and something of value is received, advancing a current condition or experience to a new, expanded state. The conference was a vibrant gathering place where design and industry professionals, design educators and students exchanged knowledge, information, ideas and stories about the many facets of product development and design. The 2014 International Conference, The Exchange, focused on six key exchanges: Context, Community, Value, Culture, Interpersonal and Education.
Some of the highlights from The Exchange:
- Exchange Pods, a newly redesigned unconference experience
- A social impact session, Fostering Creative Problem Solvers
- Austin design firm tours