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The Official 2018 Design Hub Lineup // June 7-8, 2018

PIER 27, THE EMBARCADERO

It’s almost here, the 2018 San Francisco Design Week Hub, the center of SF Design Week’s opening suite of events, including the opening night reception, talks, installations, workshops and exhibits taking place over two days on the waterfront at Pier 27 on June 7 & 8 and it’s going to be out of this world! Well worth taking some time off from work whether its PTO, vacay or calling in sick… we won’t tell 😉.

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SF Design Week Opening Night Reception

JUNE 7th • 6:30–9:30PM

SF Design Week kicks off with a special opening night reception. SFDW celebrates and promotes the essential week-long city-wide festival that showcases the unique intersection of ideas, design, business & entrepreneurism that makes the Bay Area the birthplace of the future.

Each guest that is 21+ will receive one voucher for a Fort Point beer! Additional drinks are available for purchase.

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Design Hub Workshops, Panels and Talks

JUNE 7 • 9:00AM–4:45PM
JUNE 8 • 9:00AM–8:00PM

On Thursday, June 7th from 9:00am–4:45pm and Friday, June 8th, from 9:00am-8:00pm, the Design Hub will transform into a space for forward-thinking presentations, unique workshops, exhibitions, and design installations. Food will be available for purchase throughout the day from Off the Grid food trucks.

Interested in spending the day at the Design Hub but worried about last-minute meetings or deadlines? Reserve a slot (for free) at the Dovetail X co-working space! Recent graduate or looking to switch roles? Bring your portfolio for mini portfolio reviews from 24/Seven.

The exhibition space will be FREE and open to the public on during the days. Events below require separate ticketing.

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Highlights

Getting to your first dollar: Prototyping and testing business models with Peer Insight

Workshop – June 7, 9:00AM–12:00PM

You have used the best user-centered design methods to co-create with and validate that customers love your killer new idea, now what? Design thinking is a problem-solving toolkit optimized for the unknown. It’s commonly used to explore user needs, but how do we apply its core principles to the business model?

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Design Ethics with Mike Monteiro, Talk & Workshop

Talk – June 7, 12:45PM–1:45PM
Workshop – June 8, 9:00AM–1:00PM

Like every other human being on the planet we share, designers are part of the social contract. By choosing to be a designer you are choosing to affect the people who come in contact with your work. Learn how to tell if your work will hurt or help those people and how to measure social impact alongside shareholder value.

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A Blueprint for Blockchain: Designing For Emerging Tech with IDEO Colab, Coinbase, Ethex, ConsenSys

June 7, 2:15-3:15PM

How might we design best practices for technologies that don’t yet have best practices? What are some ways designers can get involved in blockchain? Join us for an interactive and engaging panel session on designing for blockchain and the distributed web.

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UNDISCIPLINED: Design, Commerce and Culture
DC Shoes, Indicate Design Groupe, Philip Wood

June 7, 3:30-4:30PM

Richard Hansen (Indicate Design Groupe) and Damon Way (DC Shoes, Incase, FACT.) in conversation moderated by Philip Wood. There are many paths to success and many ways to become a successful designer. One way is more traditional: school, apprenticeship, job. And then there’s the path that Rich Hansen and Damon Way took: Two kids who had a vision to make it happen on their own terms, creating and producing work before anyone gave them license to. Without any boundaries, their creativity thrived and in this conversation, we will be discussing street culture, DIY business, how punk engenders entrepreneurship, and how risk-taking with action sports lead into risks taken with design and business. We’ll find a lot to be inspired by from these self-made design world heroes including how maybe your college days were misspent or not misspent enough.

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Women in Leadership & Design Lounge

June 8, 8:30AM-5:00PM

Join WILD at the San Francisco Design Week Hub at Pier 27 and meet throughout the day on June 8th from 8:30 am to 5 pm with other women in the design community. Join us in the morning for coffee from Wrecking Ball Coffee Roasters, a fireside chat with Alessandra Wood, Director of Style at Modsy, and San Francisco Design Week artist, Chloe Bensahel. The day will conclude with a happy hour featuring wine from Nasty Women Wines.

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Bringing Romance Back to Art in the Age of Digital Design
New York Times, House Industries, HP

June 8, 10:00-11:00AM

The New York Times’ Creative-at-Large Mark Borden hosts a conversation on bringing romance back to art in the age of digital design with Andy Cruz, Co-Founder of House Industries and Enrique Lores, President of HP Imaging and Printing. Analog creatives have a unique emotional connection to their work – the feeling of a press and smell of its ink. But in the past decade, a forced entry into digital design has sanitized the experience from start to finish. As Silicon Valley reunites with peoples’ craving for tangibility, sweeping changes in print technology are bringing romance back to digital design.

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Full Lineup

June 8

8:30AM – 5:00PM

Women in Leadership & Design Lounge

Coffee, Fireside Chats, Happy Hour

June 8

9:00 – 1:00PM

Design Ethics Workshop with Mike Monteiro

Workshop

June 8

9:00 – 9:45AM

From Films to Your Living Room: How Anki Approached Character Development and Animation of a Physical Robot

Lecture

June 8

10:00 – 11:00AM

Romance in the Age of Digital Design

Lecture

June 8

11:30AM – 12:30PM

Designing Tools for Designing Cities

Lecture

June 8

1:00 – 1:45PM

The Upside of Falling Down

Lecture

June 8

2:00 – 2:45PM

Design for Right-to-Left (RTL) Language Audiences

Lecture

June 8

2:15 – 3:00PM

Elevating Design at Visa

Panel

June 8

3:30 – 4:30PM

Strategies to Increase Diversity in Design Disciplines

Lecture

June 8

4:00 – 6:00PM

Creative Brew: Navigating the competitive design market

Happy Hour & Panel

June 8

5:00 – 5:45PM

Justin Maguire, SVP of Salesforce

Lecture

June 8

6:30 – 8:00PM

History, Legacy and Future of the Olivetti experience

Lecture

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