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Workshop: The Future of Design
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The Hive
38 Chauncy St, Boston, MA 02111


Thursday June 6th, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm


Fee: $500 members/ $650 Non members





How can we identify the relevant new technologies, societal demands, cultural shifts, and world issues in order to design successful products, services, and experiences for the future? And how can expand data gathering help ensure viability? 
This workshop will help teams engaged in product or service development, understand the risks and opportunities involved in new product development in international or U.S. markets. Learn new ways of thinking about products and services in the future. 
Designers will learn new ways to think about the future and how to play a part in designing the technological tools needed for future work. Futurists and Technologists will get a better understanding of the field of design and how to engage designers in your projects to ensure success. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Dr. Justice’s new book The Future of Design: Global Product Innovation for a Complex World.


Date and Location:

Thursday June 6th, 2019
8:30am - 4:30pm


The Hive
38 Chauncy St, Boston, MA 02111



The day includes coffee & pastries and lunch. There will be many facilitated opportunities for networking and peer interaction.

8:30 - 9:00 - Registration/Introductions

9:30 - 4:30 - A variety of discussions and exploratory exercises on:

  • design jobs of the future
  • future challenges for design researchers
  • future challenges for design managers
  • the future of interface - the future of design and big data
  • the growing complexity of design thinking and reasoning
  • ethical grey areas and design
  • the impact of the UN’s 17 Sustainable Goals


Who Should Attend:

Product and Service Designers
Product Managers 
Marketing & Innovation Managers


Fee per person*:  

$500 DMI Members
$650 Non-Members

Special Bundle Offer: Individual Registration + DMI Membership $850 USD per person ($200 off Individual membership)
Group Discounts: Groups of 3 or more from the same organization are eligible for a discount. Please contact us at to learn more and register your group.
   * - All Registered attendees will receive a copy of Dr. Justice's new book: "The Future of Design."



About the Facilitator:  

Lorraine Justice, PhD FIDSA is an internationally known designer, speaker, and author specializing in helping leaders and teams responsible for complex development initiatives maximize their likelihood of success. Having lived seven years in China, she is a leading expert in east-west design, innovation and design research practices. She is Dean Emerita at the Rochester Institute of Technology College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, former Dean of the School of Design at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, and Board Member of IDSA and East West Center for Design Research among others. 

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