Liam Hawry | 2017 Midwest District Design Conference Session

Defying Defaults: Getting Radical Within Seemingly Strict Constraints

A lot goes unnoticed, by default. We’re actually hardwired to block information in our periphery, and our minds constantly fill in the blanks—visually and conceptually. Default thinking can cluster constraints and blind us from seeing new possibilities. Similarly, new ideas are often orphaned just because they haven’t been given a proper place to land.

The good news for designers is that by honestly pursuing all available possibilities, and bringing our audiences along, we can naturally uncover and deliver radical new solutions others have missed, by default.

Liam Hawry, director of ID—packaging at Studio One Eleven, will offer specific advice on best practices for navigating constraints to discover, develop and communicate radical ideas that stick.