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Explore a hidden gem on Market: The Autodesk Gallery

Guided Tour Weds, June 8th from 12:30–1:30pm SF Design Week attendees are invited to visit the Autodesk Gallery at One Market. The Gallery brings together stories of exception design and engineering from across the globe, celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design and create and better world.

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Explore a hidden gem on Market: The Autodesk Gallery

Guided tour Weds, June 1st from 12:30-1:30pm SF Design Week attendees are invited to visit the Autodesk Gallery at One Market. The Gallery brings together stories of exception design and engineering from across the globe, celebrates the creative process and shows how people are using new technology to imagine, design and create and better world.

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Design Culture: Inside and Out with Medium, NerdWallet and Intercom

Where does a culture of creativity come from and why is culture of creativity important to design teams and within organizations? Join us in discussion with senior creative leaders from top San Francisco tech companies who are tackling this challenge right now. Find out what tools and techniques they use to keep the quality of

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Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop Studio Tour

SF Design Week attendees are invited to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

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Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop Studio Tour

SF Design Week attendees are invite to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

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Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop Studio Tour

SF Design Week attendees are invite to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

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Autodesk Pier 9 Workshop Studio Tour

SF Design Week attendees are invite to join us for an exclusive tour of the Autodesk Workshop at Pier 9. Attendees will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek into this community of designers, engineers, artists and product innovators who are exploring new ways of making things using state-of-the-art production tools and machinery. Note:

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Creating Intimacy in Apps

This is not a still life and we are not still people. So why do so many apps use static images as the main feature of a profile? With the rise of video and adoption of new technologies, there are variety of new ways to add authenticity to an experience so that if feels more

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Design in the Digital Space – A Brandcast Tour

Do you dream about building websites without relying on a developer or pre-designed templates? Web design is forever changing, and Brandcast is on the forefront of the revolution. Tour our offices and learn about the Brandcast Creation Engine and how it is changing the world of web design. SPEAKERS 1. Ashley Rocha, an instructor at

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Cocktails & Waffles with Casper

Before hitting the hay tonight, stop by Casper’s design center and meet with the folks that live to make better sleep for all. Our team of engineers, designers and researchers are constantly innovating the world of sleep through products and services that help fill your nights with peaceful slumber. Come spend some time in our

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Houzz Warming & Product Design Talk

Join our design team at Houzz HQ for a product design discussion and take a special room-by-room tour of our space (and see where the magic happens). Stick around for a talk by co-founder Alon Cohen and learn how we build our products and culture. Appetizers, beer, wine, and wry humour will be served. Bring

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Designers + Drinks Mixer with Evernote

Mondays are the worst! Make yours better by joining us at Evernote HQ for a fiesta happy hour. We’ll have a tasty taco bar, drinks, and more. Get to know the Evernote design team and other designers from around the bay through some fun and creative games. We’ll also share what we’ve been up to

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Real Collaboration in Design

Teamwork makes big projects happen, especially creative projects. In product design, collaboration is critical. A disconnected team is likely to make a disconnected product and that means a bad user experience. Join us for a conversation about collaboration in design. We’re hosting a panel discussion at Asana with leaders in the design community. You’ll get

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Focus on First Use with Intuit

No matter what you call it—user onboarding, first-time use, the out-of-box experience—a user’s first experience with your product is critical. Designers need to ensure that people get up and running quickly and understand the benefits the product delivers. But what’s the best way to do that? Come join a network of design leaders for a

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Designers on a mission: happy hour with Collective Health

Can designers create meaningful change? Join us for an evening of conversation with mission-driven designers who are using their skills to fix broken systems, services, and organizations. Let’s save the world. (Well, maybe not in one night.) Cocktails and small bites will be served.

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Become A Prototyping Rockstar In 60 Minutes

Anyone can be a wizard-of-oz. SF Design Week is closer than you think. So why not add Prototyping bad-ass to your arsenal of skills? This workshop will show off “wizard-of-oz” techniques to tell a story, pitch an idea, or be able to mock up a product design concept within an hour or two. By exploiting

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Designing for Finance

In a time of growing suspicion toward Wall Street and established financial institutions, data-driven financial tech startups have emerged on the scene as champions of reform and innovation. We invite you to join us for an evening of conversation with designers leading the charge to not only innovate financial products and services but also reimagine

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Designing Products: Research Stories Untold

This intimate panel discussion will focus on the unique challenges and joys of Research, and its integral relationship to Design. While physical artifacts often shape our perception of a product, that work cannot begin with purpose if we do not frame the right questions, probe, study, and understand how people might integrate that product into

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Product Talk at Peak Design

Visit the Peak Design studio to learn our story and walk through our product line with Founder/CEO Peter Dering and Design Lead Art Viger. Peak Design has combined meticulously designed and engineered hardware with a unique and record-breaking crowdfunded business model to carve out a notable space in the photography, bag, and outdoor worlds. This

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Traveling Lounge @SF Design Week

AIGA’s Monthly Happy Hour, networking event is making a presence at Design week 2016 and you should too! Excited to be part of this year’s Design Week? Wanting to connect with other attendees? Join us for a drink or two after the Designing Products talk at Zendesk. We have a table around the corner at

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Build-A-Vibe Workshop with Crave

Crave is a luxury sex toy company headquartered in SOMA. In our popular Build-A-Vibe workshop, a maximum of 20 SFDesign Week participants will build powerful dual-motor vibrators, our flagship Duet, to take home with them. We’ll also present a tour of our studio and factory, so you can meet one of our founders Michael Topolovac

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UX Happy Hour

Join us for drinks with designers. UXHappyHour.com

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Design Sprint Workshop

Please join us for a Design Sprint workshop where you will learn about the Google Design Sprint Methodology, have an opportunity to experience select methods and apply this Design Thinking process to a challenge that is locally relevant to your community. Our hope is that you will get a taste of how valuable this process

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Educating Makers (a Handmade | Mindmade event)

How and why do we educate new woodworkers in 2016? Educational theorists talk about applied knowledge and the value of touching a product in all parts of its lifecycle; others pursue woodworking for the joy of material problem solving and personal rewards of mindfulness. Passing on the work, learnings, and legacy of James Krenov is

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Making Meaning: Craft and Technology (a Handmade | Mindmade event)

Humans have been making since the beginning of time. We make objects for survival, convenience, and beauty; as political acts; to convey status and create wealth. Somewhere along the line, “maker” became also a kind of identity: from the Arts and Crafts Movement of the early 1900s, to the resourceful make-doers of post-Depression 1940s, the

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Staying Alive: The Economy of Small Scale (a Handmade | Mindmade event)

One of the most difficult challenges a woodworker will face in pursuing their craft is an economic one. How does one who creates bespoke handmade items compete with mass production, mass marketing, and mass media? In a series of short presentations followed by collective discussion, we pose this question to woodworkers who have managed to

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Meet the Makers (a Handmade | Mindmade event)

In a time when technological advances have us juggling ever-smaller devices that promise better, more connected lives, and ordering goods from halfway around the globe, Handmade | Mindmade is a rare opportunity. This exhibition features more than 40 handcrafted wood furniture pieces made by graduates of the internationally renowned College of the Redwoods Fine Woodworking

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Happy Hour @ Frog

Join us for cocktails and tour frog San Francisco’s new coworking space! Located on our studio’s third floor – a space that has been closed off to the public until now – this collaborative workspace is where frog’s Venture Design practice comes to life. See where we team with our partners to start smarter, iterate

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Shinola and Heath Ceramics Discuss Design-Led Manufacturing Principles

Join Shinola and Heath Ceramics for a discussion moderated by Erin Feher, about the use of design-led manufacturing principles and craftsmanship as fundamental business practices for longevity. Founded in 2011, Shinola was conceived with the belief that products should be well made and built to last. As makers of modern watches, bicycles, journals and leather

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Happy Hour with Blue Clover Devices

Blue Clover Devices is bringing the Internet of Things to SF Design Week! Join us at our SoMa office as we kick off our inaugural SFDW with drinks and light refreshments. Meet Team BCD and learn how we support the startup community as a world-class Original Design Manufacturer (ODM). All designers, engineers, entrepreneurs, IoT-enthusiasts, and