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.

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

Upcoming events (4+)

SydDT #71: Plastic Free July

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Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. Using design thinking to contribute to a positive impact on people, our planet, and business has always been core to what SydDT is all about.

Plastic Free July (https://www.plasticfreejuly.org) is a global movement that helps millions of people be part of the solution to plastic pollution – so we can have cleaner streets, oceans, and beautiful communities. The small changes we collectively take make a massive difference and that's what the challenge is all about.

Come and meet some Aussie startups focused on helping make this happen. More details soon...

SydDT #72: Design MegaMeetup - UX Australia 2022

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Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. More details closer to the event date...

SydDT #73

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Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. More details closer to the event date...

SydDT #74: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

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Our October meetup is part of Spark Festival (http://sparkfestival.co) - a celebration of entrepreneurship everywhere. It brings together all walks of the startup world who share a common goal: to imagine and bring to life exciting, valuable, and successful ventures. Spark's mission is to drive prosperity for all Australians via the growth of thriving new economy businesses.

More details will be announced closer to the time...

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