Design Tech Summit Recap


Part of High Point Market’s event lineup was Design Tech Summit. Over three days and three tracks we saw and heard about an amazing roundup of Apps, platforms and software designed and built just for the design industry. Founded by Katy Garrett, Connexion Software and inspired by the Tech industry’s Bake-Off, DTS gave designers a panoramic view of what was available and created a sense of urgency that if you weren’t in the digital realm you better get in FAST! Here are my favorite picks from the Summit. Get online and download the ones that catch your eye.

Evernote-  I couldn’t live the worklife without Evernote. It is my virtual filing cabinet. The Evernote family of products help you remember and act upon ideas, projects and experiences across all the computers, phones and tablets you use.  Free

Design Manager-Interior Designers-stop doing double paperwork and let Design Manager software take over the paperwork while you take care of design. Design Manager is a fully integrated project management and accounting software for interior designers and any trade associated with design.  Paid subscription service.

RoomHints – The app that helps you get style advice and the latest home decor products from decorating and interior design experts. Take a photo of your room and instantly find the perfect decor. Get advice from interior designers, find the lowest prices, see the latest design trends within minutes. It’s in beta so wrangle an invite and be one of the first to have your profile up and running- this could be big.



DesignDocs-  has been developed to manage your client projects, your time & expense tracking and your firms accounting. It handles all the complex transactions that you need to do in order to provide a seamless flow of information between you and your clients, you and your vendors and you and your staff.

Homestyler  a  free online home design software from the experts at Autodesk will bring your interior design ideas and remodeling dreams to life. Take the guesswork out of home decorating and remodeling projects by laying out floor plans  in 2 or 3D.

Color 911 helps you create your own colors, select colors from themes or photos, combine colors to create your own palettes, organize colors into folders, share or email. This App was just to  This Old House’s 100 Best Home Products of 2013.

Connexion Software – manage all your interior design projects, proposals, and plans from one great place. Work smarter as you manage all your people, processes, and projects in our easy-to-navigate management system.

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With 3Dream you can create 3D room designs, online fast and easy! then take snapshots to print, email or share with friends. Seeing is believing..

If you are planning on being in Vegas February 3-7 for Design and Construction Week, be sure and attend Design Tech Summit/ Vegas , February 4th and 5th on the Vision14 showfloor

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