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10:00AM - 11:30AM
ZOOM, Online, Seattle WA
This event is free

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  • Join us for Creative Rituals: Designing for the New Normal, a 90-minute virtual panel!

    Team: Madeline Macdonald, Ezgi Emiroglu, Carly Williams, Kate Morsink

    While Seattle Design Festival 2020 gathers the design community to focus on the concept of time, it is impossible to refute that we are living within a time of historical significance, having lasting impact on forward generations.

    As we collectively experience a global pandemic, our systems, structures, and social mores are being put to the test. In this time of shelter and reflection, it has become imperative that we cannot simply go back to the way things were. What then are the new norms?

    Seeking the silver lining of it all, we pose the ultimate design challenge. Running our sprawling framework through the rigorous thought process of the world’s greatest designers, how would they consider experience, materials, cost, and relationship to design a 2020 part two that is infinitely more equitable, accessible, sustainable, and conscious?

    Join TEALEAVES in a moderated conversation with world-leading designers including Albert Shum (CVP of Design, Experiences & Devices Group at Microsoft) and John S. Couch (VP of Product Design at Hulu and author of “The Art of Creative Rebellion: How to champion creativity, change culture and save your soul”) as they discuss their rituals for creativity and methods for connection during times of isolation. The conversation converges on where we go from here and considerations of “the brief for the new normal” which applies design concepts with the goal of achieving longstanding, coherent social impact.

    Capacity: 500

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    Slides will be used to guide through the flow of the event and breaks can be imposed. Closed captions will be utilized for film components. Visual and written materials will be provided ahead of time through a session forum pages housed on