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SDCT Faculty and Leadership to Speak at SXSW 2019

Oct 31, 2018

Four faculty from the School of Design and Creative Technologies and College of Fine Arts Dean Doug Dempster have been chosen to present their ideas at the SXSW conference in March.Last year, SXSW had over 400,000 attendees across all their events, 15,000 of which participated directly in SXSW EDU. Dates and times for each session will be announced in early 2019.

Austin Women Innovating Through Design Thinking
How can our organizations shift operations to generate profit, promote innovation, and meet people’s needs simultaneously? Hear from four women implementing human-centered design across their respective industries: education, healthcare, finance, and advertising.
Speakers: Julie Schell (SDCT), Tamie Glass (SDCT), Erin Hauber (USAA), Karen Ngo (Charles Schwab)

Human Presence & Humor Make Us Better Storytellers
In an increasingly technological world, how do we prevent a disconnect between media experiences and their audiences? This panel will explore the importance of humor and community in immersive storytelling.
Speakers: Sven Ortel (SDCT), Yuliya Lanina (SDCT), Kirk Lynn (UT Austin Red Mechs), Carla Gannis (Pratt Institute)

Next-Gen Ed for Artists and Creatives*
Join some of the country’s leading arts educational institutions to discuss the challenges and opportunities emerging in the ever-changing career landscape for artists and creatives.
Speakers: Doug Dempster (COFA), Samuel Hoi (MICA), Jake Pinholster (Arizona State University), Allyson Green (NYU)

Designing Designers: Innovation in Design*
How do we best equip designers in the classroom? This panel will reevaluate design curricula, question both formal and informal learning experiences, and examine the constraints of higher education.
Speakers: Kate Canales (SDCT), ZaZa Kabayadondo (Learning Scientist), Randy Swearer (Autodesk), Adam Royalty (Columbia University)

*A SXSW EDU event

Design   Arts and Entertainment Technologies   Extended Education   Faculty