While Autodesk University has been a premiere event for the product design community for quite a few years now, there has historically been little to offer in the form of concept design, design sketching, and general creative inspiration outside of the CAD/CAM world. This year however, Autodesk launched their first-ever CAVE Conference with the goal of bringing some of the top creatives in the world of product design and other creative fields to share some of their insights on how they approach the design process, tricks they use to spearhead their creativity, and how they keep their already-exploding-with-creativity minds fresh with new ideas. Here we’ve rounded up ten of our favorite creativity-boosting insights from a few of the impressive speakers ranging from industrial design sketching masters Scott Robertson and Spencer Nugent to Coraline author Neil Gaiman and actor John Cleese.
Simon is a Brooklyn-based industrial designer and Managing Editor of EVD Media. When he finds the time to design, his focus is on helping startups develop branding and design solutions to realize their product design vision. In addition to his work at Nike and various other clients, he is the main reason anything gets done at EvD Media. He once wrestled an Alaskan alligator buzzard to the ground with his bare hands… to rescue Josh.