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Thursday, October 4 • 10:30am - 11:30am
Design Track | Inner Technology: Using Improv and Meditation for Effective Design (@ WeWork Barton Springs)

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Modern designers and engineers build and work within systems, which include complex structures of interconnected products, components, and people. Meditation and improv will allow your team to focus on collaboration and effective communication within these complex systems. Concepts covered in this workshop include:||Confident communication. Many improv exercises can help you become a better speaker, a better listener, and a better communicator on a team. They can especially help engineers improve their ability to give presentations and pitches.||Dealing with uncertainty. Humans are complex creatures...and we sometimes behave ambiguously and unpredictably. Improv and meditation will help your team navigate through uncertainty through a foundation of calm honesty. This will allow emotional reactions and irrational behavior to become less prevalent.

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Amar Dev

CEO, http://improvpd.com/
I’m a philosopher at heart. Specifically, I am fascinated by the philosophy of the creative process…which is what I explored for my BA and Masters. A big part of that exploration involved meditative techniques…for it became apparent that cultures throughout history utilized... Read More →

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We wanted to build a community. A place you join as an individual, 'me', but where you become part of a greater 'we'. A place where we're redefining success measured by personal fulfillment, not just the bottom line. Community is our catalyst.

Thursday October 4, 2018 10:30am - 11:30am CDT
WeWork Barton Springs 801 Barton Springs, Austin, TX 78704