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The Austin Design Week Hub is your central meeting spot for Austin Design Week. Ask our volunteers questions, hang out with new and old friends, and experience the IBM design installation.

  • E. William Doty Fine Arts Building (DFA), UT at Austin
  • 2301 Trinity St.
  • Austin, TX 78712

November 7, 2016 12pm - 12:30pm

Create a limited edition wearable piece of art at Industry Print Shop.

  • Industry Print Shop
  • 705 Wallingford Bend Dr., STE 110
  • Austin, TX 78752

November 7, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Join an industrial and an interaction designer for a lesson on the history and future of abstraction in design.

  • General Assembly Austin
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14th Fl
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 7, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out Handsome - a human-centered design and strategy firm that helps companies grow their business by creating experiences that impact people’s everyday lives.

  • Handsome
  • 1000 E 6th St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 7, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Learn about the McKinney York projects which have contributed to Austin's vibrant creative culture, from the "Willie Nelson, Texas Icon" installation at the UT football stadium, to the MetroRapid bus shelters which dot the streetscape.

  • McKinney York Architects
  • 1301 E 7th St.
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 7, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out Fjord's newly renovated two-story office and headline-grabbing projects from the Chaotic R&D Lab.

  • Fjord
  • 319 Congress Ave, #200
  • Austin TX 78701

November 7, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out a collaborative project between the Design Institute for Health, Fisterra Studio, the Thinkery, ThinkEAST, and Johnson & Johnson that's developing new approaches to improve health in a community.

  • Fisterra Projects
  • 1200 E 2nd St.
  • Austin, Texas 78702

November 7, 2016 6pm - 9pm

Welcome keynote and kick off event with beer branding panel. Come hear Doreen Lorenzo's keynote and discuss the Austin beer scene as a unique market for creative craft and community.

  • Austin Beerworks
  • 3009 Industrial Terrace
  • Austin, TX 78758

November 8, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn to design a better Austin with an introduction to civic technology and hacking, open data, Open Austin & other civic efforts. Identify and brainstorm possible solutions for a civic problem.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave, 14th floor
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 8, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn what a design system is, and how you can get started building your own system - and reap the short and long term benefits.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave, 14th floor
  • Austin TX 78701

November 8, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Join us in this "jam" to define core principles that can give Austin's creative community a foundation to reclaim the ecosystem that makes our city the creative powerhouse that it truly is.

  • frog design
  • 101 W 6th St # 200
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 8, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Curious about what happens behind the big glass windows on the corner of 5th and N.Lamar? Come tour R/GA’s Austin space and learn about the Agency for the Connected Age.

  • R/GA
  • 405 N Lamar Blvd.
  • Austin, TX 78703

November 8, 2016 3pm - 5pm

argo is more than just a product design agency, they’re a partner to the companies producing the game changing products and ideas that will shape our future.

  • argodesign
  • 2901 S 1st St.
  • Austin, TX 78704

November 8, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out BOKA Powell's cool work space, examples of their past and current work, and their use of 3D modeling for design.

  • BOKA Powell
  • Colorado Tower, Colorado St #2575
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 8, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Razorfish is a full-service digital agency at the intersection of creativity, media and technology.

  • Razorfish
  • 300 W Sixth St, Suite 1600
  • Austin, TX, 78701

November 8, 2016 3pm - 5pm

This tour will highlight MF's architecture and design, current and past projects (residential, commercial, experimental) and its creative and collaborative process.

  • Matt Fajkus Architecture
  • 900 E 6th St #100
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 8, 2016 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Join us for a multidisciplinary panel with varied perspectives on how design contributes or fails to contribute in Austin. It's election night! Stick around after the panel for an Election Viewing Party.

  • Lustre Pearl East
  • 114 Linden Street
  • Austin, Texas 78702

November 9, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn about the key elements of business strategy, and how you can use them in your day to day design work.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14th Fl.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 9, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn about Creative Placemaking, where artists have recently taken center stage in design and planning projects that engage with the community.

  • General Assembly Austin
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14 Fl.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 9, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out lookthinkmake's placemaking design work, created by transforming their office into its own immersive place.

  • lookthinkmake
  • 4704-A E. Cesar Chavez
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 9, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Alyson Beaton, a design entrepreneur living and working in Austin, will share how she started and developed her product line which is sold in stores including: JCrew, Paper Source, Nordstrom, Barney's, and more.

  • Lille Huset
  • 1109 Shady Lane
  • Austin TX 78721

November 9, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Learn about projekt202's methodology for collaborative design and development to create meaningful user experiences across a broad range of solution types.

  • projekt202
  • 1300 Guadalupe St. Suite 300
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 9, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Sinclair Black has been an advocate for downtown for 40+ years. Come see and hear how his designs have transformed downtown Austin.

  • Black + Vernooy
  • 208 W. 4th St., Ste. 3A
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 9, 2016 6pm - 9pm

Join us for a conversation among a diverse set of creatives that share an innate passion for design.

  • Lewis Carnegie
  • 1312 E Cesar Chavez St,
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 10, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Learn the design process of ring making, and the design process using traditional metalsmithing techniques and leave with your own sterling silver ring.

  • Craft
  • 4704A E Cesar Chavez St #5
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 10, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

While Austin’s pocket patios have been popping up over the past three years, few people were involved in the process and know about how they came to be.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14th Fl.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 10, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Take this self-started walking/biking tour at Mueller Parks where designers involved with the park and it's public art will be on hand to showcase their work.

  • Mueller Tour Meeting Venue
  • 4550 Mueller Blvd.
  • Austin, TX, 78723

November 10, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Rocksauce Studios doesn't make apps, they create happiness. Stop by, enjoy some refreshments and meet the team that brings passion to their projects every day!

  • Rocksauce Studios
  • 900 Lydia St,
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 10, 2016 3pm - 5pm

The Pretty Smart Homes studio specializes in Assistive Devices and and the tools available for designers to turn their visions into a reality.

  • TechShop Austin-Round Rock
  • 120 Sundance Parkway, Suite 350
  • Round Rock, Texas 78681

November 10, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Discover the program that is bringing experienced designers and technologists into government to help us tackle some of the city’s biggest challenges.

  • City Hall
  • 301 W 2nd Street
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 10, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Tour the new UT productivity space that allows users to take ideas and turn them into reality.

  • Fine Arts Library, the University of Texas at Austin
  • 510 E 23rd St
  • Austin, TX 78712

November 10, 2016 6pm - 8:30pm

Seven Austin designers share true 5-7 minute stories of how their life as designers has infiltrated their personal life and relationships.

  • Cheer Up Charlies
  • 900 Red River St.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 11, 2016 12pm - 12:30pm

Hear from a collection of innovators who have experience implementing design thinking within local and federal government.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14th Fl
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 11, 2016 12pm - 1:30pm

Join us for an introduction to hand lettering, taught by designer and lettering artist, Isa D’Aniello.

  • General Assembly
  • 600 Congress Ave., 14th Fl.
  • Austin, TX 78701

November 11, 2016 3pm - 5pm

HA Architecture is a highly collaborative emerging practice that values dialogue. Visit the studio to see live rendering demonstrations and discuss residential, commercial and public projects of varying scales on the boards.

  • HA Architecture
  • 2401 E. 6th Street Suite 2019
  • Austin, TX 78702

November 11, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Pentagram is the world’s largest independent design consultancy. Stop by the studio to see project case studies and go home with a Pentagram booklet takeaway.

  • Pentagram Design Inc.
  • 1508 W 5th St. #100
  • Austin, TX 78703

November 11, 2016 3pm - 5pm

In this studio tour, you'll learn how Mixer Design's tight, cross-functional technical team works to create the most challenging wearable technology and internet of things devices.

  • Mixer Design
  • 2220 Hancock Drive
  • Austin, TX 78756

November 11, 2016 3pm - 5pm

Check out Mark Odom's progressive design shop that focuses on the entire process evolving around architecture. They'll share their process of architecture and examples from their extensive project list (both commercial and residential).

  • Mark Odom Studio
  • 1006 West 6th Street
  • Austin, TX 78703

November 11, 2016 6pm - 8pm

Join us to close this inaugural year of Austin Design Week. We'll close with a Keynote from James Victore, and a series of flash talks from designers on the verge.

  • Canopy/invenio
  • 916 Springdale Rd.
  • Austin, TX 78702