DIY: Making Things—Personal Design & Creativity
New tools and technology give us the chance to explore new ways to be creative, experiment with designs, and mix mediums in ways we couldn’t before. Digital fabrication tools make it easy to iterate on your designs, try something new, and manufacture things yourself that you couldn’t do before.
Whether you are looking for inspiration for a personal design or are interested in what you can take back to your workplace that will drive innovation within your team or group, you’ll want to check out our Make and Illustrate track, Innovation Forums, and the Creative Studio & Education Lounge. Spark your curiosity.
The Make and Illustrate track focuses on Autodesk products for sketching and illustration, as well as topics that are related to making things.
The AU 2012 Innovation Forums will leave you informed, inspired, and energized about where design is going. Many of them cover topics around personal design and creativity and the future of making things.
Join us for a unique cloud-computing experience in the Autodesk 360 Lounge. Get your hands on the Autodesk® 360 cloud-based platform and see for yourself how the power of the cloud will help you dramatically improve the way you design, visualize, simulate, and share your work with others anytime, anywhere.
This year, the Creative Studio & Education Lounge teams are joining forces to spark the curiosity and creativity in AU attendees of all ages. Modeled after a maker space, the lounge provides you with hands-on time with cool free software and digital fabrication tools, plus learn how you can make a difference in helping shape the next generation of architects, designers, and engineers.
Advance your designs even further when you visit THEbar at AU 2012. Do you need product support or have a technical question? Our experts will be on hand throughout the week to help.
We are entering an era in which the consumer is both the designer and the manufacturer: DIY creations on Kickstarter; 3D printers in your home; increasingly affordable computing and components; membership-based workshops filled with digital fabrication tools; and open-source electronics, combined with design techniques that create new, unique—and often highly creative—inventions and applications.
The democratization of technology and the rise of the maker subculture are changing who does the work of design, and how they conceive, explore, and fabricate things. Do you agree that “everyone is a designer”? Are we truly at the cusp of a new revolution that will bring design to places that it has never been before? Or is this more hype, similar to the promise of the Jetsons™ and the paperless office? Join us to hear more from speakers—from an array of disciplines—who will share their stories, uncover how the "make-it-yourself" mindset is driving innovation, and discuss why this is relevant for your business.