Futurecasting Workshop
Apr
26
Apr 27

Futurecasting Workshop

  • leftbank annex

Futurecasting is a structured approach to explore what products may be required in the far future, based on emergent trends. In this hands-on design workshop, you'll work in small teams to develop product ideas for the far future, and explore how using different brainstorming and storytelling methods can elevate what is often a purely strategic exercise into new creative territory.This workshop will be at Struktur Event, the creative conference for active, outdoor, and urban design, in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, April 26th.

How To Make Better Decisions as a Team
Apr
26
Apr 27

How To Make Better Decisions as a Team

  • leftbank annex

Teams make thousands of decisions over the life of a project, both large and small. How many of them have been a struggle for you with your teams? In this talk, we'll share road-tested approaches for teams to develop criteria for making critical decisions, then apply them to a range of different situations that come up in projects. This talk will be at Struktur Event, the creative conference for active, outdoor, and urban design, in Portland, Oregon on Wednesday, April 26th.

An Heir and a Spare: Managing Design Teams During Times of Transition
May
3
11:45 am11:45

An Heir and a Spare: Managing Design Teams During Times of Transition

  • Hyatt Regency Chicago

In this talk at HOW Design Live, we’ll focus on questions that we hear regularly from design leaders, and that we’ve had to wrestle with ourselves, including: How do I start thinking about the long term, both for myself and my team? How do I identify and successfully groom team members that could become leaders in my organization? And how do I work with my team to best support those who have to step away due to unforeseen circumstances?

Bringing People into Your Design Process through Participatory Design
Jun
15
9:00 am09:00

Bringing People into Your Design Process through Participatory Design

For many practitioners, understanding how to use of participatory design activities in an Agile/Lean UX world can seem complicated. This practical talk will help designers understand what types of participatory design activities they can use in their projects and sprints, and how they are best deployed to support the product development process. This talk is being co-delivered by David and Erin Muntzert, who is a Senior User Experience Researcher at Google. It's part of a free online conference provided by UX Pin.

Designing for Disagreement
Jul
10
Jul 14

Designing for Disagreement

  • Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design

Our collective ability to participate in civil, public discourse has deteriorated. Interaction designers have a major role to play in how these debates are shaped. In this hands-on, week-long studio workshop at CIID's Summer School, collaborative teams will design new visions of sharing, empathy, and engagement—and learn along the way how to use behavioral design and service prototyping techniques to create novel forms of civic interaction.


Work in Progress: Becoming a Design Leader
Feb
7
7:00 pm19:00

Work in Progress: Becoming a Design Leader

  • ArtCenter College of Design

There is no “one true path” to becoming a design leader, no checklist you can fill out to become one in ninety days or less. In this public lecture at ArtCenter College of Design, David will answer questions such as: What does it mean to be a design leader? What traits does a design leader need to succeed? How do you chart a path to becoming a design leader? And how will you screw up as a design leader?

Exploding Unicorns: Capability Mapping for Design Teams
Oct
26
9:00 am09:00

Exploding Unicorns: Capability Mapping for Design Teams

  • Barbican

As a leader, how do you plan for growth, not just in headcount but in depth and breadth of skills? What’s your current picture of your team? What skills are you rich in? What ones do you need right away? Who is going to help develop them? And where do your skills fit into it all? In this hands-on workshop as part of the Leading Design conference in London, you’ll work with your fellow design leaders to audit your team’s existing skill set, identify what skills are critical to enhance and maintain for your team, and learn how to transition ownership of ongoing skills development to your team.

Grooming an Heir and a Spare
Oct
25
10:20 am10:20

Grooming an Heir and a Spare

  • Barbican

In this 30-minute talk as part of the Leading Design conference in London, we’ll focus on two questions that we hear regularly from design leaders: How do I start thinking about the long term, both for myself and my team? And how will I prepare my team to be successful if I’m not there?

Ask The Sherwins Live: Raleigh/Durham
Sep
14
6:00 pm18:00

Ask The Sherwins Live: Raleigh/Durham

  • Atlantic BT

On the heels of speaking at Hopscotch Design Festival, The Sherwins will be joining the Crop design meetup to answer your burning questions LIVE about design, business, and life. They will also be giving out free copies of David's books. Come join us, ask some questions and mingle with the design community. They will be providing quality craft beer, drinks and food from Hungry Howies Pizza! 

Impact Minds at CIID 10
Sep
1
8:30 am08:30

Impact Minds at CIID 10

  • United Nations

This 1-day participatory event in Copenhagen gathers over 25 world-class speakers and facilitators on current subjects in interaction design & innovation. David is serving as curator of the content at the event, and he will be speaking with Mary as part of the Social Impact Track. All tickets are now sold out.

Workability: Techniques for Better Design
Jul
11
Jul 15

Workability: Techniques for Better Design

  • CIID

In this week-long intensive you’ll encounter a wide variety of design exercises to help you refine and deepen your working process. You’ll learn new ways to brainstorm, reconsider your approach to prototyping, and develop more effective strategies for critique. All of this will help you to foster a more functional team experience overall.