Event Luncheon Speaker Series

September 11, 2018 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

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Mercury Hall
615 Cardinal Lane
78704 Austin , TX

Graduating Problem Solvers to Fix the Workplace

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Please join us for our luncheon speaker series at Mercury Hall to gain a better understanding of what design and design thinking mean in the context of achieving business objectives. From presenter Doreen Lorenzo:

"After 20 years leading frog design, I saw the workplace evolve to require new skills. While proficient in their craft, recent grads lacked problem-solving and collaboration skills necessary to succeed. The modern work environment has too few trained designers despite the many benefits a multi-disciplinary team of design thinkers can bring. Design has become a buzzword, but it means more than creating products. The human-centric approach has the power to affect real societal change."

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About the Speaker

Doreen Lorenzo

Doreen Lorenzo is a successful leader of global creative firms; as the former president of frog design and Quirky, she advised Fortune 100 companies on design and innovation issues for decades. In September of 2017 she was appointed Assistant Dean of the new School of Design and Creative Technologies at The University of Texas at Austin. She was previously the Founding Director of the Center for Integrated Design at UT. She is a co-founder of mobile video insights firm Vidlet, as well as a board member and advisor of several other startups, and a columnist for Fast Company Co.Design. In February 2018 Texas Monthly named Doreen one of 15 Innovators Reshaping Texas.