Creative Presence: When Improv Meets Design

Oct 15, 2015 · Sydney, Australia

Improvisation is the art of creating something in the moment with your fellow players. It requires a certain mindset and the skills used in improv are transferable to a range of disciplines. As UXers, we create things on the daily so what can we learn from improvisers?

Come along to this interactive workshop and get your creative juices flowing with your fellow designers. (Everyone is welcome - no improv experience necessary).

First, we'll be generating ideas in the moment with Dr. Ken Hudson (author of Speed Thinking) and his quick ideation technique, the Ideas Blitz. Then we'll get our improv on with Cale Bain (improviser of almost 30 years), who will help us get out of our heads and creating without even knowing it.

It's going to be a fun night, and as usual, there will be pizza and beer!

About the Speakers

Cale Bain is the Artistic Director of ITs - Improv Theatre Sydney and has almost 30 years experience in improv comedy. He has trained, performed, directed and given workshops around the globe after coming out of the esteemed Second City Theatre in his native Toronto, Canada.

Dr. Ken Hudson, Ph.D., is an international keynote speaker, consultant, trainer & facilitator in creativity, innovation and unlocking new revenue growth opportunities.  He is the author of 3 books on idea generation and speed thinking published in 9 countries (by Allen & Unwin).

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  • IDF Sydney Design Sensemaking & Strategy

    This is the Sydney (local group) part of the Interaction Design Foundation (IDF) global. Our focus is on sharing and growing our collective knowledge in the field of Design. Current standards are focused around Interaction Design, User Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction etc, and our goal is to be at the forefront of where the focus is moving to. Recent trends would suggest that the next big areas are Service Design and Customer Experience, as well as Organisational Design Thinking.

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