What we're about

Design Thinking is a human-centred approach to innovation and solving complex problems – it’s as much about doing as thinking.

The vision for the meetup is to build a community and ecosystem of people from a diverse range of design practices, industries, contexts and roles… to learn and share. To find their tribe. To get exposed to what others are doing and be inspired. We have a strong focus on using design to have a positive impact on people, our planet, and business.

We’re proud to see this in our community – our members are anthropologists, experience designers, chemists, architects, researchers, engineers, service designers, mathematicians, consultants, app developers, project managers, medicos, startup founders and many other roles.

We keep it pretty casual with plenty of time for networking, talks and panels on a broad range of topics, and a healthy Q&A that often turns into a group discussion. You can read a bit about the history and journey of our community and events here (http://dynamic4.com/ideas/sydney-design-thinking-meetup-1-2000-15-months).

New members are welcome! If you’re not a member already, feel free to join our community. Each meetup audience is curated to a degree to make sure we have a mix of new people, as well as the committed regulars.

We’d love to hear from you if you’re keen to speak – or if there’s someone you think we should invite to speak.

Ben Pecotich, Zoe Rosen, Lucas Mara & Kate Linton
Sydney Design Thinking (SydDT) Organising Team

Upcoming events (1)

SydDT Meetup #66: End of Year Design MegaMeetup

The Sporting Globe x 4 Pines

We've teamed up with three other Sydney design meetups to put on another Design MegaMeetup to celebrate the end of 2021. This will be in real life! No formalities or talks, just a good chance to reconnect with the regulars in the community and welcome plenty of new people.

Please note the venue is Sporting Globe x 4 Pines at King St Wharf. There's a small ticket price of $15 (+ booking fee) with food & drinks included. Tickets on sale now. See you there!


The meetup groups putting this one are:
• Enterprise UX Sydney (EUXSyd)
• IxDA Sydney
• Sydney Creative Customer Experience (CCX)
• Sydney Design Thinking (SydDT)

We're obviously still in the middle of a pandemic and attendance means complying with NSW State Gov and venue covid restrictions. If you're not feeling well on the day please stay at home. You'll receive a full refund if the health advice changes and we need to cancel the event.

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