Beyond Design: Moving from Practice to Transformation 
April 14-17, 2020
Hilton Austin, TX

Shaun Gummere

VP Service Design Cantina

Why Shaun?

Shaun works with clients to create useful and compelling services, experiences, and interactions that engage through the alignment of research, strategy, and user experience. Over a 25 year career, he’s worked with clients in the public and private sectors with a focus on service design, user experience design, and online marketing communications strategy. Prior to joining Cantina, Shaun served as the Chief Design Officer at Story+Structure, where he defined design practices and led strategic engagements. He helped transition the firm to a human-centered design consultancy. This positioned Story+Structure to work with clients to identify and design compelling and effective service design, user experience, and brand strategies and drove customer engagement and organizational success. Shaun joined Story+Structure after an 18 year career leading the Online Communications team at Simmons College, overseeing the university’s online presence, including design, social media, multimedia production, online advertising, and email marketing efforts. His work encompassed the entire student lifecycle from enrollment marketing, to student services, and advancement communication. At Simmons, he also served as part-time faculty in the Department of Communications, teaching web, interactive, and graphic design. Shaun has spoken and presented at a variety of higher education conferences, and the work of his team has been recognized by CASE and Communication Arts. In 1996, Shaun co-founded Artefact Design, a full-service digital agency. Clients included Hertz, AMI Leasing, and the Lincoln Public Schools.

Agenda Day 2

Wednesday, April 17th, 2019

3:00 PM Jumpstarting Innovation: Brainstorming terrible, awful, no good, very bad ideas.

Do you ever feel stuck when trying to solve a problem? Have you ever been in a brainstorming session that felt uninspired? Are you looking for a team-building activity or professional development that is actually fun? Bad-idea brainstorming may be just what you are looking for. During this workshop we will introduce a concept that flips traditional ideation session on their head. Participants will work individually, and in small teams, to prototype the worst ideas they can think of. This workshop is the perfect session for anyone who wants to laugh, have fun, get their creative juices flowing, or unleash their inner evil genius.
·         Transform terrible ideas to inspired ones
·         Push boundaries of individual and team creativity
·         Understand facilitation to drive meaningful ideation

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Shaun.

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