DSers have been out and about with colleagues, comrades and classes. Here’s a recap of some of the wonderful moments.
Creative Director Joseph Nother shared inspiration and thinking in a presentation at a Creative Caffeine gathering of Knoxville chapter AIGA members. His topic, The Course of Creativity, addressed focusing on the dynamic, nuanced and fluid movement that creativity can take in achieving the best human-centered design.

Highlights include these twelve ideas to ponder:

Strategist Josh Loebner as well recently spoke with Knoxville chapter AIGA members and shared that good people skills better facilitate human-centered design and overall longer, more productive relationships. The presentation focused on five points of Differentiating, Openness, Vision, Enlighten and Selflessness, forming the hopefully memorable acronym D.O.V.E.S., the birds that mate for life.

Designer Joyanna Hirst informed and enlightened as guest lecturer at the University of Tennessee in a higher level English course centered on writing, layout and production of technical documents. Lecturing on design theory and practice, Joyanna shared her thinking on best practices and trends, giving the students ideas and tools to take action. As a recent graduate, Joyanna also gave some orientation to careers and internships in graphic design, mentioning how organizations such as the AIGA help foster connections among design professionals and daily work life at problem-solving at Designsensory.