The 787 Collective is proud to present this not-to-be-missed studio experience. From Odyssey Works Artistic Director Abraham Burickson:
What is the one key to really great design? What is required for us to understand each other better? Work together better?
A product or live performance, organizational structure or digital interface — everything we design succeeds or fails in the experience of the user. To create with meaning is to do so with empathy.
The intensive will be a chance to join the Odyssey Works directors and dive deep into Odyssey Works’ intimate and inspiring process on how to create transformative experiences. This class combines the content of our core offerings of empathy & experience design, diagramming, and making meaning workshops, into one intensive that creates community, cultivates communication, and uses rigorous design methods to build empathetic teams connected to their core mission.
The Design Intensive will take place on the Austin Seminary campus October 12th and 13th from 9 am to 5 pm each day. The cost of registration is $395 per participant, with all proceeds supporting the creative endeavors of Odyssey Works. Registration includes breakfast and a membership to the Library of Experiences (http://experiencelibrary.com/). Some full and partial scholarships available, and the application for scholarships can be found here. To get a more thorough sense of the creativity, philosophy and performance elements that drive Odyssey Works click here to read a profile from The New York Times or watch a TED talk about the concept of designing experience from Artistic Director Abraham Burickson.
photo by Ayden LeRoux from Odyssey Works performance “When I Left The House It Was Still Dark” (2013)
about Odyssey Works:
THE IDEA IS A BEAUTIFUL INEFFICIENCY: A TINY BUT INFINITELY MORE AFFECTED AUDIENCE.
The New York Times
Imagine waking up to find yourself immersed in a performance that is all about you. Since 2001, Odyssey Works has been creating immersive, durational experiences for an audience of one. Our team is made up of artists in dozens of disciplines who study the life of one individual and use whatever means necessary to create intimate, meaningful performances that last days, weeks, or months, and occur not on a stage but interwoven with the life of our audience of one. The experiences are transformative; most of our participants change jobs, move, make new commitments to loved ones shortly after their Odysseys.