Design Thinking & Behavior Analysis | Annie Escalante, MS, BCBA
We asked Annie a few questions about the event and our aim of bringing together behavior analysis, entrepreneurship, technology and clinical applications. Check out her answers and a clear description of the workshop she’s a part of at NextGen Las Vegas!
What interests you, or fascinates you about technology?
Technology is our inevitable future! We must embrace it in order to evolve and grow as a field and as a society.
What interests you, or fascinates you about entrepreneurship?
Entrepreneurship is a lovely synthesis of dreamers and do-ers. Who wouldn't want to follow their dreams of assisting those who need it the most through Behavior Analysis and Tech? :)
What are you most known for? We want to make sure novel attendees have as much time to prepare as possible to maximize their learning with you.
BehaviorMe, which develops immersive web & virtual reality simulations for behavioral specialists to use as a tool to better generalize skill sets. Our Web/VR simulations give practitioners the opportunity to teach basic life skills to individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorder and developmental disabilities in a new, innovative, and safe way. Our roots lay in the behavioral sciences and our passion drives us to help people all over the world.
If you can give words of encouragement to attendees who wish to explore these areas, what would you say?
We can learn so much from other folks and fields. So, come with an open mind and be prepared to ask questions, take chances and be ready to leave the conference with new ideas.
Design Thinking Workshop
Luis Felipe Garcia & BehaviorMe
Design Thinking is a methodology used by companies and designers around the world to solve complex problems, and find desirable solutions for their clients. The NextGen Team believes strongly that Behavior Analysis comes equipped with many truly exceptional processes and tools (e.g., response definition, measurement, conceptualization, evidence-based practices). Yet, the world outside our field also attempts to understand human behavior and design solutions to some of the hardest problems humans face. This morning event is led by Chief Technical Officer (CTO) and Co-Founder of Antibiotic Adjuvant, Inc. Felipe is actively working with the BehaviorMe team (co-organizers of NextGen) to learn about our industry with the help of our social media channels (thanks to all of those who shared their perspective).
The 2.5 hour event is designed to be an interactive experience of exploring what design thinking entails, practicing the process with your colleagues (we’ll introduce you to others as well!), and start to draw the crossroads between the design thinking process and behavior analysis. One component of this process includes interviewing locals and fellow attendees. Submerge yourself in Design Thinking with Luis and BehaviorMe, because we return from lunch with Janet Twyman focusing in on the Instructional Design process before diving into case examples and discussions around the intersection of these various disciplines.
The Revolution Summit
Behavior analysis is in a unique position to inform just about every problem in the world. Saving the world with behavior analysis has always been in the dreams of behavior analysts. There's plenty of success stories to praise, but there's still an immense number of possibilities for the science of behavior to contribute to meaningful and real-world solutions. This two-day event is designed to empower behavior analysts and like-minded professionals to create and begin working towards their vision of a novel and need service, tool, or product informed by the leading practice and research in Behavior Analysis, Technology, Entrepreneurship and Clinical Applications! NextGen Revolution Summit Las Vegas and Online is ALL SET.
Want to push behavior analysis beyond it's current boundaries? This event is for you. Check out last year's highlight real and snag early bird tickets below. Included in the ticket price are 15 BACB Continuing Education Units (CEUs), including 2 ethics and 13 Type-II.
Las Vegas, NV
Work in Progress
317 6th Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
Friday, November 9th, 2018: Optional Meet 'n' Greet and Networking Event for all registered attendees (separate TBD location)
Saturday, November 10th, 2018: 8am-6pm - Day 1: Design Thinking for Behavior Analysts
Sunday, November 11th, 2018: 8am-6pm - Day 2: Applications for Expanding Behavioral Science
Check out the full NextGen Rev program and buy tickets below.
LIVESTREAM AVAILABLE DAY OF AND ON-DEMAND
That's right. You don't have to be in Miami to experience the awesomeness and you can watch it on your own time afterward.