February 18-20, 2017

Shift x Design

ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference
ShiftxDesign conference

This HarvardxDesign conference is themed on Shift. From responding to natural shifts to manufacturing catalysts for change, we live in a constantly transitioning world. The conference provides a platform for meaningful discussion around the role of design in industries varying from sustainable fashion to smart cities to the future of learning. We are interested in how shifts in design innovation can lead to social, cultural, and technological progress. The conference engages the Harvard community with talks, case studies, panel discussions, and interactive design thinking sessions.

Sponsored by J.W. Kaempfer, Jr. (MBA ‘71), Knoll, and Continuum


Co-chairs

  • Catherine Bousquet, College
  • Caroline Chao, GSD
  • Rayana Hossain, GSD
  • Todd Joseph, HBS
  • Darsh Maheshwari, HBS
  • Hailey Sarage, HBS
  • Kyla Wilkes, HBS

Branding and Design

Continuum

Speakers

Keynote Speaker

  • John Maeda, Automattic, former KCPB

SPACES: How we relate to our built environment

  • Benjamin Pardo, Knoll
  • Eric Baczuk, Google Sidewalk Labs
  • Moderated by Silvia Benedito, Harvard GSD

PLATFORMS: How we participate in society and design

  • David Lee, Squarespace
  • Anthony Pannozzo, Frog
  • Moderated by Gordon Bloom

PRODUCTS: How we interact with the objects around us

  • Danny Stillion, IDEO
  • Pauline Brown, HBS and former LVMH
  • Christina Agapakis, Ginkgo Bioworks

SYSTEMS: How we address system wide change

  • Lee Moreau, Continuum
  • Robin Heffernan, Circulation
  • Moderated by Pauline Brown

Closing Keynote

  • Paul Dillinger, Levi Strauss