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 (4)

SydDT Meetup #62: Design MegaMeetup - UX Australia 2021

Needs a location

We've teamed up with three other Sydney design meetups to put on a Design MegaMeetup as part of UX Australia. Speakers to be announced soon!


Please go to the booking page (http://bit.ly/uxa-megameetup-2021) for details and to buy your ticket. There's a small ticket price of $10 (+ booking fee) to stock the fridge and get some food organised.

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

Depending on the current NSW Health covid guidelines, we are planning to host this event in person. We will keep you updated as the advice changes and hopefully we get to see you in person on the 23 August.

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SydDT Meetup #63: Reflections on 2021 Good Design Awards with Ben Crothers

Please join us for some thought provoking conversation with interesting people keen on design thinking. This month Ben Crothers will be sharing his reflections as one of the judges on the 2021 Good Design Awards.

Details will be announced closer to the event!

SydDT Meetup #64: Design Thinking in Social Enterprise Startups

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Details will be announced closer to the event!

SydDT Meetup #65:

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Past events (61)

SydDT Meetup #61: Visioning

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