Updates

Stephen Strong (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
May 9, 2016

Ever wonder how home brewers make their beer? Our pal, Stephen Strong, is a bit more than a home brewer—he’s more like a nano-brewer! Brewing beer is not quite a full time job for Stephen, yet he’s skilled enough that perhaps it should be.

We’ve been lucky to be friends with Stephen for years, and now he tells us how he does it! Enjoy!

We hope you enjoy the panel and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Closing Panel: Design of Organizations (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
May 3, 2016

Hillary Hartley, Clay Parker Jones, and Peter Merholz were the Day 1 Closing panel at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference. The panel shared invaluable lessons about how different organizations are structured and organized and how each of them have found success. See what you can learn from their various approaches!

We hope you enjoy the panel and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Dr. Steve Julius (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
April 25, 2016

Dr. Steve Julius was the second day opening keynote at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference. Dr. Steve shares invaluable lessons about how to get your teams working together and how to harness the intelligence and skills of all of your team members as a group, not just as great individual players.

We hope you enjoy Dr. Steve’s presentation and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Jesse James Garrett (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
April 21, 2016

Jesse James Garrett was the closing keynote at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference where he shares 15 Lessons from 15 (well, 16) Years in User Experience. Watch Jesse give an intimate, candid presentation and share things that can be critical to the success of designers.

We hope you enjoy Jesse’s presentation and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Chris Avore (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
April 13, 2016

Chris Avore presented at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference and shares how he and his team worked hard to show their leadership team the value of design without disrupting the existing work balance that was in place (too much).

We hope you enjoy Chris’ presentation, “Advancing Strategic Design Without Going Against the Current” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Carl Smith (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
April 4, 2016

Carl Smith presented at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference and shares how so many aspects of really great works have been influenced by so many other really great pieces of work. This was a crowd favorite and we’re certain you’ll see why!

We hope you enjoy Carl’s presentation, “Theft, Tributes & Collaboration” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Andrea Mignolo (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
March 25, 2016

Andrea Mignolo presented at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference and shares what happens when you, as a designer, finally get that seat at the table—and how the real work has just begun once you get there.

We hope you enjoy Andrea’s presentation, “So You’ve Bot a Seat at the Table. Now What?” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Braden Kowitz (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
March 10, 2016

Braden Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures, presented at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference and shares his thoughts on how slowing down can actually help you move faster and how designers can shift how they work to play a stronger role in product development.

We hope you enjoy Braden’s presentation, “Design What Really Matters” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

J Cornelius (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
March 8, 2016

J Cornelius, President at Nine Labs in Atlanta, presented at the 2015 Prototypes, Process & Play conference and shares his thoughts on how to help us become better designers when we worry less about the visual outcomes.

We hope you enjoy J’s presentation, “Redesign Our Design Thinking” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

Danny Schuman (Video) — Prototypes, Process & Play 2015
February 24, 2016

Danny Schuman is another local Chicago treasure—he’s been doing work with many of the brands you’ve known and loved all of your life and like Dr. Steve Julius, he’s also spent a number of years working with Michael Jordan! Danny is not a designer, yet he’s managed to successfully work with great ones over the years and shares some of his best tips for working with them.

We hope you enjoy Danny’s presentation, “5 Tips for Designers from a Terrible Designer” and don’t forget to get your tickets for Prototypes, Process & Play on August 11th and 12th!

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