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X Summit 2015 marked an exciting moment in Autodesk history. We are transforming from a company that sells software products to companies, into a design platform company that offers services and solutions to people.

Placing human-centered design at the heart of our work and our company culture is the key to this transformation.

On October 19th - 22nd, 2015, Autodesk gathered designers, engineers, leaders, customer advocates, and makers from across the globe to design, connect, and lead this change together.

Maria Giudice

Vice President, Experience Design

X Summit 2015 Opening Keynote

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To design is to create change, and change demands leadership. Therefore today's designers must be leaders.

Lisa Kay Solomon

Innovation Strategist, Author, Professor

Leader as a Designer

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We are capable of being designers of better futures.

Doug Powell

Design Principal, Program Director for Education and Activation at IBM

Design at Scale

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Design and designers will drive the next reinvention of IBM; a company that is 104 years old and employs over 400,000 people.

John Pittman

Vice President, Corporate Strategy

Designing in the New World

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We have to more explorers than map makers.

Bass, Giudice, Hanspal

X Summit 2015 Closing Keynote

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We need to make Minimum Loveable Products.

Spoon Carving 101

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3D Selfie Printing

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Badge Decorating

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Sketching the Skyline

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Paint by Feeling

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Lynelle Cameron

President and CEO, Autodesk Foundation

Impact

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We make the technology that is used by millions of people to impact the lives of billions.

Espy, Evans, Murali, Nugent

Improving Education for Girls Globally through Design Education

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X Summit Goodie Bag

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Sarah Brooks

Director, Insight and Design at Veterans Affairs

TL; DR Design. Government. Transformation.

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Her mission: Build a more awesome government. By the people, for the people. Today.

Dawn Danby

Sr. Sustainable Design Program Manager at Autodesk

The Future of Making Things is Sustainable

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Malte Tinnus

Senior Principal UX Designer, Autodesk Research

Designing at the Nano Scale

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Dickins, Fain, Dawe-Schmidt, Richkus

What is this LUMA thing I keep hearing about?

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Stephen Wolf

Director of UX, Fusion 360

Transgress, Transcend, Transform

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Our software is our mask, and we are the subtle dance, the ballet, that happens behind the mask.

Mark Tippin

Senior Manager, User Experience

Practical Sketching for Fun and Profit

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Shalini Natarajan

Principal UX Designer

Designing for Emotion, Drawing Inspiration from Dance

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Her enthusiasm was contagious. Her talk was eloquent and captivating. It was so moving and I was tearing up.

Just a really great community. Lots of meeting new people and having awesome 5 to 10 minute conversations.

THE ZIG ZAG BAM BAMS

Jazz Stylings of the Autodesk House Band

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Ideas Cage Match

Harvard-Style Debating Meets Lucha Libre

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Speikermann, Dulkinys, Rapp

In Conversation (including a discussion of Artifakt, the new proprietary typeface for Autodesk)

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There is a lot of shit out there, and we have to wade through it.

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“I got to meet people from other divisions who I've spoken to over the years.”
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“When I walked away from those 3 days, I felt more connected than I have felt to my fellow users; inspired to make change and take on new challenges.”
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“The X-Summit was an inspiring and affirming event stamping the arrival of the Experience era at Autodesk.”

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