AUTODESK PRESENTS

SQ1 CONFERENCE

In the spirit of advocating for design education, the students of ADS felt they needed to further their mission and make their voices heard nationwide by organizing a conference specifically focused on design sketching. The planning committee, composed of seven UIC Industrial Design students chose to call this conference Square 1—a phrase that means to begin again after a dead-end or failure.

This conference is meant to embrace failure, encourage process, and push creativity. Unlike other design conferences, which do not highlight the importance of design sketching, Square 1 will embrace the universal language of Industrial Design and encourage students to obtain its fluency through: rapid visualization; visual communication; marker rendering; understanding hierarchy; product relationship; sketching techniques; speed and efficient techniques; sketch notes; and storytelling.

We want to thank everyone who attended all of the SQ1CON festivities - both at Motorola, at TEAMS Design and at the University of Illinois at Chicago. We had over 500 attendees attend both conference days - both students and professionals. THANK YOU to those who came and supported us - especially those who traveled from other parts of the country!


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I like how Advanced Design Sketching is using digital media to bring people in virtually...all because a bunch of kids in Chicago decided they wanted to approach how design sketching is taught and shared differently.
— Ricky Biddle, Industrial Designer, Newell Brands

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