Altair is calling product and experience creators worldwide to Converge.
Although many of us at Altair think of convergence in terms of the mathematical definition “to approach a limit as the terms increase” (e.g. optimization convergence), in this case we are really talking about the primary definition, “to come together and unite in a common interest or focus”.
Our ideal agenda for these events involves mixing together industrial designers, architects, inventors, design engineers, as well as students and professors from these fields, so it’s a bit of a challenge to explain the ‘focus’ of the event. But invariably, when we talk to each of these groups about our intent; to bring together the design and technology communities for the betterment of both, to share experiences of how to leverage technology in design, and to create desirable product design, the conversation starts flowing, heads start nodding, and eyes light up. The level of emotion shows there has been a void between these groups and a shared interest to bring these creative minds together – not in the form of a development process but with a common goal to achieve what was impossible before.
Clearly, we have touched a nerve.