The second annual By Design conference held on February 1, 2014 will focus on the collaborative relationship between business leaders & creative directors. Hear from industry leaders working in fashion, tech, media, design, and film speak on the process of innovation and implementation. Immerse yourself in conversations about how these leading professionals have pushed their companies internally, with both creative and business strategies to create visionary outcomes. Learn from start-ups, small studios, and large companies about the working relationships behind a project's success, the power of creativity and the process behind its influence.
Last year, the Conference drew over 400 participants, including industry leaders, professionals, and students from a number of schools, with speakers from over 25 companies and organizations to engage in discussions on the creative process and education.
The xDesign Conference is a collaborative effort between groups at the Harvard Graduate School of Design & the Harvard Business School. It aims to leverage expertise within the University by bringing together creative thinkers, design luminaries, professors, experts from various background, and students to engage, debate and reinterpret the design process for a selected subject. Read the original xDesign manifesto from last year [here]. Each year the conference provides the opportunity to explore a new topic and new format responding to topical issues around the organizing student groups and the University at large.