September 29
4:00-6:00 PM

Vally Arts District
1 Sims Ave,
Providence, RI 02909

ADA Accessible: Yes
Fee: Pay what you wish

Experience Prototyping and other Strategies to Advance Ideas and Make an Impact with BIG DREAMS & OCTO

Experience Prototyping(EP) is for more than finding solutions to problems; if done correctly, it creates an engagement that changes how we think, observe, & influence our world. In today’s world, exploring existing and future states through first-hand active engagement is one of the most powerful ways to gain understanding, buy-in, & insights. Doing so requires attention to moments, often referred to as the Eye of the Duck. Designers of products, systems, and experiences use prototyping in a variety of forms. When we approach experience prototyping with the Eye of the Duck in mind, it helps us understand how to deliver messages or visions, diffuse or pitch ideas, capture bright spots, roadmap behaviors, build knowledge, educate, understand the past and explore the future.

Nick Scappaticci

As the founder of Big Dreams, Nick leads corporations, governments and brands through high-level operational and strategic change. He leads a staff of strategists, designers and technologists, that explore the complex challenges of our time by crafting imaginative narratives to accelerate a more equitable and sustainable future. Prior to Big Dreams, Nick was founder of Tellart, an award winning globally recognized experiential design firm. Nick serves as President of the Design xRI Board and as an adjunct professor at RISD.

Justin Sirotin

Justin Sirotin is an entrepreneur, design strategist, and expert in product development and innovation. He has spent his 25+ year career developing successful products, services, brand experiences and businesses for multinational brands and start-ups alike. He is the founder of three successful companies delivering high-end consumer goods and a product strategy, research, design, development, and engineering services firm. In addition, he has been on faculty at RISD teaching Manufacturing Techniques Survey in Industrial Design since 2008. He is currently taking on his most ambitious plan to date, a fourth company developing a complex IoT software platform. This wide range of experiences gives Justin a unique understanding of effective processes to drive change and impact.