What we're about

Welcome! This is a group for anyone and everyone who is interested in Innovation, Design Thinking, user insight, human centred design, research and development, product design, social initiatives, business design, commercialisation and anything in between!

Check out this sweet video of what we look like from our mates at Boundless vision:


This group was started to help share knowledge, inspire creativity and meet like minded individuals that are involved, or interested, in innovation in Tauranga and the Western Bay. We started off with a focus on Design Thinking, and still include lots of that, but we've expanded over time to cover everything to do with creating impact from ideas. So this is the place to learn about all the awesome stuff going around our city and region! We welcome everyone from experts to the curious - so come along, meet some new peeps and enjoy yourself.

Here's a few nice thoughts from some of the DTMU community:

I really liked the challenge you set - a good reminder that we need to plan less and prototype more! - Amy

I like the collective, collaborative and social aspects of the meetup. - Josh R Incredibly inspiring take on hacking and prototyping for behaviour and culture change. Awesome activity on operating in the sweet spot! - James

I wasn’t sure what to expect at my first meetup, but I really enjoyed working with other like-minded design thinkers. Great night. - Mel

Brilliant to source someone of that calibre and to take you on an interactive journey of idea distillation during one of these sessions! - Jo

I thoroughly enjoyed my first Design Thinking BOP Meetup! Great presentation by Pip and was a pleasure to meet everyone. - Dean

You may also find this link (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a7sEoEvT8l8) helpful if you're new to Design Thinking.

We'd love you to join and we look forward to meeting you!

Karl & the team

Past events (42)

BOP Design Meetup – Celebrating Our Local High Tech Finalists!

Mount Ocean Sports Club

Meetup 2021 – must be time for some Seaweed!

51 Cross Road


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