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Civic Lightning Talks – Austin Design Week

November 6, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm


As part of Austin Design Week, join us on election night for an evening of lightning talks about design for the civic good hosted by Austin’s Chief Equity Officer, Brion Oaks. We’ll be announcing the polls as they come in, and engaging in civically minded interactive stations throughout the evening.

Talks include:

Accessibility and inclusion through Content Design

How the City of Austin is training city staff in how to develop resident-centered, accessible content and by building the future of austin.gov to be focused on the services people need.

Designing Services for Residents that Grow and Adapt with their Needs

Introducing Austin’s new Office of Design & Delivery, which provides a new approach to design and technology at the City of Austin that puts residents first.

Panel of Designers, Makers, and Social Entrepreneurs

Starting a dialogue between Austin’s artist, maker, and design communities and cause-based organizations in our city.

Civic Design around the World

A review of work that’s happening around the US and internationally in the growing field of civic design, including work from the Lab@DC, NYC Mayor’s Office, US Digital Service, UK Digital Service, and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

How to Educate, Advocate and Activate Austin’s Tech Sector

Learn about Austin Tech Alliance’s work with several partners in our community on research and design projects which inform and impact residents.


November 6, 2018
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Impact Hub Austin
5540 North Lamar Boulevard
Austin, TX 78756 United States
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