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2019 Design Thinking Brochure

2019 Design Thinking Brochure

April 16-18, 2019 | JW Marriott Austin | #DesignThinking2019
Across the spectrum of maturity, this year we aim to focus on leading challenges, trends, and opportunities:

- Design Thinking Workshops OR Design Thinking University
- BRAND NEW Maturity Tracks: 101, 201 or 301
- IBM Studios Austin & USSA Chief Design Office Site Tour Experiences
- Navigating meaningful innovation in today’s digital economy
- Creating a brand ecosystem to create lifelong customers

Questions? Feel free to email us.
2018 Design Thinking ROI Toolkit

2018 Design Thinking ROI Toolkit

Thinking about attending Design Thinking 2019? We are here to help you convince your colleague or manager to attend. Take a look at the top reason why you should attend. This ROI toolkit includes:
- Convince your boss letter
- Top reasons to attend
- Estimated Budget Expense Sheet
- and more!

(Please note: We are still finalizing the agenda for 2019. If you would like the 2019 toolkit, feel free to email us.)

2018 Design Thinking Registration Form

2018 Design Thinking Registration Form

Skip the hassle, fast track your attendance and sign yourself up to attend Design Thinking. We look forward to meeting with you in Austin!
Feel free to email us your form or if you have any questions.

Design Thinking 101 Guide

Design Thinking 101 Guide

To better understand Design Thinking, we present the two top thought leaders in this space with their respective processes customized to their organizational culture.

Design Thinking Past Attendee Snapshot

Design Thinking Past Attendee Snapshot

To give you a feel for the peers in which you’ll be sitting beside at this event in April, we have provided a list of the 2018 Design Thinking attendees. Whether you work in experience design, innovation, human factors engineering or evangelizing design thinking in your organization, this conference will deliver you immediately applicable value.
2017 Design Thinking Post Show Report

2017 Design Thinking Post Show Report

Missed out on the 2017 Design Thinking conference?
Find out what you missed and take a look at the Post Show Report.

IBM Studios Austin Site Tour FAQs

IBM Studios Austin Site Tour FAQs

Missed out on the 2018 IBM Studios Design Site Tour? Take a look at the 2018 overview in preparation for 2019!
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Join fellow attendees for intimate tours of the space led by IBM’s top designers. A private presentation for our group will provide a window into IBM’s custom Design Thinking methodology, leveraging unique principles, keys and an iterative “Loop” model. Learn how one of the world’s most powerful and reputable technology companies successfully pivoted toward a human-centric focus.
2018 Design Thinking Sponsorship Prospectus

2018 Design Thinking Sponsorship Prospectus

Our partners are integral to the development and execution of Design Thinking, supporting the strategic positioning of the event and are true experts within the community. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, take a look at this year's sponsorship prospectus or email us at SPEX@iqpc.com.

Demystifying Design Thinking

Demystifying Design Thinking

Design Thinking is an innovative approach that combines service or product design with human behavior. At its core, dedicated practitioners describe design thinking as an ongoing mindset of empathy and human observation. But why does design thinking matter to you? Take a look at this infographic and and see who really benefits from using it.
What can Design Thinking Solve?

What can Design Thinking Solve?

Regardless of industry, organizations and corporations often seek to apply design thinking in an effort to remain competitive when faced with disruption. The result is a greater and more reliable awareness of customer pain points, and a generation of creative solutions and innovative products or services that authentically meet their needs. Take a look at some of the ways our event partner LUMA Institute has used Design Thinking to generate innovative and tackle brutally tough challenges.
Past Attendee List

Past Attendee List

Interested in attending a future Design Thinking Event? Take a look at this list to find out who attended in 2018. (Last Updated 10.29.2018)

USAA Chief Design Office Experience

USAA Chief Design Office Experience

Missed out on the 2018 USAA Site Tour? Take a look at the 2018 overview in preparation for 2019! Take a look at this site tour spotlight to learn more about the USAA Chief Design Offce, and why you must attend!

Debunking Design Thinking Myths

Debunking Design Thinking Myths

Reflecting the diversity of the agenda, we are thankful for the support of our 2018 Advisory Board. The board is integral to the development and execution of Design Thinking, supporting the strategic positioning of the brand and advising to the content and participants that matter most. Hear from some of the greatest minds in Design Thinking as they shed a light on its mysteries and separate fact from fiction.
Design Thinking Current Attendee List

Design Thinking Current Attendee List

Interested in attending Design Thinking but you're not sure who already attending? Take a look at this list to find out who's confirmed to attend this year or see the complete list of who attended last year.

2018 Design Thinking Attendee Kit

2018 Design Thinking Attendee Kit

Missed out on Design Thinking 2018?
Take a look at our 2018 Design Thinking Attendee Kit to give you a glimpse of what to expect for 2019!
- FAQs
- Speakers + Advisory Board
- The Fun Stuff
- Onsite Team
- 2018 Event Partners

2019 Design Thinking ROI Toolkit

2019 Design Thinking ROI Toolkit

Thinking about attending Design Thinking 2019? We are here to help you convince your colleague or manager to attend. Take a look at the top reason why you should attend.
This ROI toolkit includes:
- Convince your boss letter
- Top reasons to attend
- Estimated budget expense sheet
- and more!

2019 Design Thinking Registration Form

2019 Design Thinking Registration Form

Skip the hassle, fast track your attendance and sign yourself up to attend Design Thinking. We look forward to meeting with you in Austin!

2019 Design Thinking Buy One Get One Free

2019 Design Thinking Buy One Get One Free

Teamwork makes the dream work! Get one additional free pass to Design Thinking when you register to join us this April! 

**Buy one, get one free passes off standard priced packages are available for end-users only. IQPC reserves the right to determine who qualifies as an end user or vendor upon registration for an event. Promotions cannot be combined with any other discounts or offers**  


2018 Design Thinking Post Show Report

2018 Design Thinking Post Show Report

Interested to see what you missed at Design Thinking 2018? Take a look at the 2018 Design Thinking Post Show Report to get you ready for Design Thinking 2019! If you want a copy of it via email instead, email us.

2019 Design Thinking 101

2019 Design Thinking 101

Design thinking is a mindset for solving complex problems. Originally stemming from the design process, design thinking challenges leaders, individuals, and organizations to think like a designer---with your client at the heart and with a reiterative process of prototyping and testing at the core. 

Check out this guide to learn the 5 steps of Design Thinking.

Design Thinking 201

Design Thinking 201

After gaining the baseline understanding for design thinking and growing proficiency, many organizations face barriers moving beyond a singular touch-point to organization wide buy-in. Design Thinking 201 addresses various challenges and solutions to elevate design thinking to an organization wide design transformation. 
Design Thinking 2019 Current Attendee Snapshot

Design Thinking 2019 Current Attendee Snapshot

Interested to see who will be joining you at Design Thinking 2019? Take a peek at the early birds that are already attending.

Design Thinking 2019 Event Guide

April 16-18, 2019 | JW Marriott Austin | #DesignThinking2019
DRIVING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH AND COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH HUMAN-CENTERED DESIGN


Join us for three jam-packed days of keynotes, sessions, and inspiring case studies to help you drive sustainability, growth, and relevance as experiences transform.

Session Topics Include:
- Design Thinking Workshop Day OR Design Thinking University, brought to you by EPAM Continuum
BRAND NEW Design Thinking Maturity Track Sessions (page 17)
- How to Create a Design Thinking Movement, brought to you by Luma Institute
- Building a Design Culture: Design Thinking Made to Last
- The Role of a Designer: How Leadership Can Optimize Design for Innovation

Design Thinking 301

Design Thinking 301

Some immediate benefits of design thinking are often difficult to quantify including employee engagement, customer centricity, and cross-functional collaboration. However, successful organizations understand the impact of design thinking as driving revenue, cost savings, and economic impact.  

Design Thinking 301 goes over internal measurements of design thinking and research on the macro impact of design thinking in order to help you digital transform your organization. 
Design Thinking Site Tours 2019

Design Thinking Site Tours 2019

Experience the bespoke Design Thinking approaches of cutting edge companies in Austin. Join fellow attendees for an intimate tour of your choice led by top designers.

Design Thinking for HR

Design Thinking for HR

The use case for design thinking is growing rapidly in HR departments of leading enterprises. With a focus on empathy and organizational transformation, Human Resources lends itself to the core principles emphasized by human centered design. Take a look at the ways Design Thinking can transform Human Resources.