Afternoon deep-dive seminar sessions create an engaging, active, participatory environment in which to share insights, challenges and strategies for success. Sessions are led by lively combinations of experienced practitioners, educators and emerging leaders.
Experience, Customer Experience and Service Design
Learn from leaders that are developing human interaction design that is integrated into end-to-end experience design. They’ll share both the pitfalls and sound strategies for success.
Design for Sustainability and Social Impact
Hear from social impact designers and social entrepreneurs who are solving issues around food, water, health care, poverty, energy and conservation– often through the use of technology.
Innovation & Entrepreneurship
Learn from leaders who understand that innovation can be predictable magic. That one can approach the practice of innovation with a set of practical and rigorous methods, tools, and frameworks. Learn from entrepreneurs, the role and impact design plays and can play in a start-ups.
The proliferation of consumer touch-points, and an “always-on” culture have created enormous challenges and opportunities for brands and branding. Hear from leaders who have met the challenges head on - and won.
Organization Development + Design Strategy
Hear how the combination of organization development, behavioral science, and design management can create powerful results.
Engage in discussion with leading educators about the changes that are occurring and those still needed in the development of strong design leaders of the future. Learn what strategies DMI is introducing to link and promote global conversations.
Career Development & Transitions
Hear from an experienced executive coach, who will set the tone on the changing landscape of careers and the strategies needed to ensure successful career development today. Hear testimonials from design managers at the beginning, middle, and sun-setting phases of their careers - challenges, transitions, and opportunities they faced and continue to face, and how to win.