Design at Scale: Ten to Ten Million Users

IBM and AIGA are on a mission to bring human-centered design to thousands experiences and millions of people. To accomplish this goal, IBM has launched a new design center based in Austin, Texas, where designers, engineers, and product managers collaborate on software product design that impacts our business and our world in ways that matter and endure. AIGA has partnered with IBM to scale this practice to over 70 chapters and 25,000 members across the country.

Join us as we take a deep dive into IBM Design Thinking with Oen Hammonds and Blake Helman to help solve a real user-centered scenario. There will be very little sitting and a lot of active collaboration with multiple skill sets and disciplines. We ask that you are willing to participate in both small and large group brainstorming, collaborating, ideating and making sessions. You’ll leave with something you can use to tackle real design problems of all types back in your work. Or, you’ll at least have fun and meet some new people—that’s something too.

Free with Sunday Day or full Weekend pass, pre-registration required. Get passes and pre-register at:


Blake Helman is Client Design Strategy Lead at IBM Design having spent years honing his craft of Visual and User-Experience Design. Blake joined IBM in 2013 working in both Product and Service design roles—most notably for IBM’s Security Division—where he envisioned and built products helping businesses and governments combat the ever-growing threat of cyber crime. Today Blake works with clients and internal IBM teams alike to use Design Thinking as a catalyst for user-centered innovation.

Oen Michael Hammonds, a designer, mentor and facilitator at IBM, has designed across the gamut—advertising, graphic, interactive and environmental. Oen's previous work with diverse clients in the consumer, business and technology industries demonstrate his ability to jump in and solve tough challenges. As an IBM Design Principal for Strategic Talent Enablement, Oen cultivates effective and inspiring career enablement experiences at a global scale that promotes IBMs mission of a sustainable global culture of design.


When & Where
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM AKDT
Anchorage Museum, 4th Floor
625 C Street
Anchorage, AK 99501