City employees and the public are invited to attend Austin Design Week
City of Austin staff invite the public to celebrate civic design at Austin Design Week (ADW). Launched in 2016, ADW is a showcase of the best visual, interactive, product, industrial, architectural, and civic design Austin has to offer.
City staff are hosting events highlighting the importance using design to create resident-centered services and drive public innovation at the City of Austin.
“I’m looking forward to Austin Design Week as an opportunity to show how content strategy and design thinking have an important place within local government,” said workshop facilitator Laura Trujillo, who joined the City earlier this year as a Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellow (DTI). “There are steps we can all take to incorporate both practices into our work in the private and public sectors.”
Trujillo is part of a team improving accessibility of City services by coaching authors, publishers, and content creators to move away from technical language to people-oriented language. She’ll join DTI Fellow, Celine Thibault and Public Information Specialist, Ashlee Harris in a workshop showcasing how these changes make City services better for Austin residents.
The City of Austin’s Senior Advisor for Design and Technology, Ben Guhin, is a featured speaker at the ADW kickoff brunch on Sunday, Nov. 5 and will lead a session on “Designing for the 100%” on Friday, Nov 10.
“Austin is quickly becoming one of nation’s centers for civic innovation and designing for social good,” Guhin said. “Design Week invites us to connect and share practices across our growing design community.”
A full schedule of events and information on registration is below. Austin Design Week events are free and open to the public.
Media are welcome at all events for Austin Design Week unless noted otherwise on the event page.
Cranes in the Sky presented by A Tribe Called Brunch
Sunday, November 5, noon- 3 p.m.
1501 E 7th St., Austin, TX 78702
ADW Kick Off Brunch presented by A Tribe Called Brunch featuring Ben Guhin, City of Austin Senior Advisor for Design and Technology
A Service Design Toolkit: Mapping Service Ecologies
Monday, November 6, noon-1:30 p.m.
Capital Factory Classroom
701 Brazos St, Austin, TX 78701
Using CapMetro's MetroBus service as a model, Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellow Lincoln Neiger will lead a workshop teaching participants how to analyze, map, and design service ecologies for service-oriented projects.
Designing for the 100%
Friday, November 10, 8:30- 10:00 a.m.
600 Congress Ave, 15th floor, Austin, TX, 78701
Join Austin’s Senior Advisor for Design and Technology, Ben Guhin, for a conversation about how user-centered research, design standards, and technology strategy can make services more useful, usable, and accessible for all of us.
City of Austin Project Tour: Content Strategy
Friday, November 10, noon-3 p.m.
African American Cultural & Heritage Facility
912 E 11th St., Austin, TX 78702
Learn how Design, Technology, and Innovation Fellows Celine Thibault, Laura Trujillo, and Public Information Specialist Ashlee Harris are introducing people-oriented language to connect residents and services.
Communications and Public Information Office
301 W. 2nd Street, Austin, TX 78701