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Design & Design Values

  • Nov 6, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Free to attend evening design forum/workshop - book now as places are limited

There are widening gaps in expectations and values between designers and their clients, agencies, recruiters, educators and policy makers. Understanding of skill requirements, and future needs is also becoming clouded. If design is to reach its true potential in supporting product, service and systems development and innovation then these issues must be addressed.

We’re inviting design thinkers and policy makers, design agencies recruiters and clients and designers to take part in an innovative and informative programme that aims to use design thinking to examine design and design values. This event is for design thinkers and policy makers and will kick off with a facilitated discussion around:

Design values:

Should design lead on embedding good practice at the core of global business and culture? What are the core values design should champion?

Design skills:

Design practices are changing rapidly and the kind of talent needed is evolving almost faster than it can be mapped or met. Are the systems in place to sustain the pool of design talent or are we heading for a future talent skills gap?

Design collaboration:

Design can be a facilitator for collaboration within the innovation process. However too often design is viewed as a stand-alone process, bolted on to the end of product, service or systems development. This prevents designers collaborating with other areas of expertise and exploiting the true social, economic and environmental benefits of design. How can we get past this and embed design a core part of every enterprise, making design collaboration business as usual? 

In the second part of these evenings we’ll be combining our collective experience and insight through design led facilitated exercises to further refine what we need and want from design in the future, and begin to work out how to get it.


6.00 pm registration and refreshments
6.15 pm Forum: issues, ideas, insights around the above themes:
7.00 pm Design and design values workshop
8.00 pm Attendees are welcome to stay for networking and discussion til 8:30pm.

Please also join us on the 13th November for the results party and help us uncover new questions, new routes of enquiry.  Don’t worry if you can’t attend in person -we’ll be accepting contributions by twitter and email – and recording everything to share.

This event is part of a series - please do make sure you join us for the one evening most appropriate for you:

This Session: design thinkers and policymakers  23 October 2013

Session 2: agencies, recruiters and clients          30 October 2013

Session 3: designers                                             6 November 2013

Many thanks to the Technology Strategy Board's Design SIG for hosting this event. Read more about the rationale behind it here on their website.

Don’t worry if you can’t attend in person - we’ll be accepting contributions by twitter and email and recording everything to share. The hastags for these events will be #designvalues and #dv13

Due to the size of the venue, places are limited and registration via EVENTBRITE is required. Please don't just turn up as chances are we won't be able to let you take part. If you find you can no longer join us please let us know as we are running waiting lists. 

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  • Nico M.

    Hope the last discussion went well. Can't come again, as a result of childcare commitments. Will publicise to colleagues.

    November 1, 2013

    • Lucy W.

      Thanks Nico, hugely appreciated. See you soon!

      November 1, 2013

  • Lucy W.

    Hi we've got 5 people registered via eventbrite - so places are limited. Please do sign up now.

    October 25, 2013

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