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Design Computation Symposium

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    Now in its eighth year, the Design Computation Symposium is one of the premier events at Autodesk University.  This year we are broadening the reach of the half-day symposium with the theme: “Ubiquitous Computing: How Computing Is Being Made More Accessible.”  Writing code has traditionally been the realm of computer nerds and scientists.  Today, high-school, middle school, and even elementary school students are learning programming. With the rise of STE(A)M in education and the teaching of Computational Literacy in schools, how is the world changing and what will this current generation come to expect out of design tools in the near future? Mobile devices and new ways of programming are opening up the world of computing to more people.  Instant feedback allows this expanded group of programmers to test their solutions instantly and create better tools. With computational resources that are easier to access, the focus can change from how to write code correctly to what kinds of problems can we solve, which problems are worth solving, and how well can we solve them?  Come hear fascinating stories from inventors, entrepreneurs, architects, and academics about how they are enabling more people to leverage design computation in inspiring ways.

    Key Learnings

    • Discover larger trends in digital practice
    • Discover the potential impact of computational literacy education and impacts on the future of design
    • Learn about real-world applications for design computation workflows.
    • Learn how to identify opportunities for design computation in new and traditional workflows.