01226 Evoking the Emotional Side of Design
Knikki Grantham, Director of Style/Brand Ambassador and Outreach, Belwith Keeler
Trends as we now know them have shifted from static observations of colors, materials and products to more emotionally connective ideas. Ones that engage our senses and consciousness. We now see trends more readily associated with how they affect wellness and well-being emitting feelings such as happiness, serenity, peace and even escapism. Join Knikki Grantham, Belwith Keeler director of style / brand ambassador and outreach, for a discussion about the evolution of trend forecasting, creating a visceral response to design and how we as designers can anticipate the emotional signal that a design could evoke in the end user.
01323 The A+D Toolkit for Daily Creative Renewal
Megan Mazzocco, WELL AP, Founder, yogaXdesign and AD Inexplorata
yogaXdesign’s immersive continuing education experience, The A+D Toolkit for Daily Creative Renewal pairs the learning power of movement with crucial information using interactive micro-practices. These practices equip designers with daily habits proven to contribute to soft skills, such as wellbeing, harmonious engagement and innovation among creative leaders. Participants will learn the science of why a broader constellation to personal wellbeing is critical to designing healthy spaces. This highly engaging and interactive presentation includes a number of unique and simple daily practices that bolster all aspects of designer wellbeing.