CCS Summit 2015: Designing Experiences That Delight & Engage

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CCS Summit design conferenceToday, technology evokes emotion and desire in powerful ways, making designers even more responsible for holding themselves to high ethical standards.

In 2014, Detroit’s College for Creative Studies launched its first CCS Summit, an event dedicated to innovation in the field of interactive design and human-technology interaction. Presented by CCS Graduate Studies, Summit speakers included Sheryl Connelly of the Ford Motor Company, Jeff Voris of Walt Disney Imagineering and Roland Yu of yU+co.[lab].

On March 2, 2015 CCS will host the second CCS Summit event at the college’s A. Alfred Taubman Center for Design Education in Detroit.

So what’s in store for the 2015 CCS design conference?

CCS Summit design conference

“The 2015 CCS Summit will focus on how people use, need and respond to technology. Experiences that delight and engage are driven by people – designing with empathy and understanding of ourselves and others, with the purpose of enabling everyone to find personal meaning.”

CCS Summit design conference

Designing Experiences that Delight and Engage

An educational event, the CCS Summit brings together creative innovators to share thought-provoking and inspirational ideas, explore possibilities and engage in conversations with innovative thought leaders in the field of human-technology interaction.

The 2015 Presenters:

  • Patricia Moore, MooreDesign Associates
  • Tristan Harris, Google
  • Jon Pittman, Autodesk
  • Elliott Hedman, mPath
  • Richard Ting, R/GA

The Summit’s morning speakers will address themes of soul, empathy and ethics in design, followed by a discussion of their inter-relatedness and guidance for design processes. Using these themes as a lens, the afternoon speakers will show how their implementations may explore emotion and learning and support our daily living. The day will conclude with a discussion of the evolving impact of technology in the creative process and the responsibilities of design culture.

Learn more and register for the CCS Summit.

CCS Summit design conference


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