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February 2019

DA Workshop Christchurch: How to run a profitable, successful design business — Wednesday 20th February 2019

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Are you a self-employed designer? A design agency account manager? Or do you run a small design agency? You'll know that maintaining great client relationships is just as important as producing great design work to guarantee financial success—but working with clients and ensuring your work remains profitable can be two of the biggest challenges you'll face. In this fully-interactive workshop we'll hit the issues head-on and tackle the tough questions that YOU want to ask. The power is in your hands!

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FREE

DA Korero | Summer – Hawke’s Bay

February 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Common Room,

Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring to Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero | Spring. Like the autumn event, it is a casual opportunity to get the creative community together and have a chat about all things design.
Join us at the Common Room, Hastings on the 27th of February from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

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Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Auckland

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hello Beasty, 95_97 Customs St West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm - 8pm Hello Beasty 95_97 Customs Street West, Viaduct Harbour                   If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual…

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Free

DA Women In Design Evenings – Wellington

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fortune Favours, 7 Leeds Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm - 10pm Fortune Favours 7 Leeds St, Te Aro, Wellington                   If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz Design Assembly – connecting all New Zealand visual…

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DA Women In Design Evenings – Christchurch

February 28 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
junk & Disorderly Christchurch, 105 Orbell Street
Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand
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Join us for an informal evening of drinks from 27seconds and nibbles as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Free to attend, spaces are limited. Everyone is welcome. Thursday 28 February 2019 6pm – 8pm Junk & Disorderly Christchurch 105 Orbell Street Sydenham                If you would like to hold DA Women In Design events in your local region please contact louise@designassembly.org.nz

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March 2019

Free

Make No Small Plans

March 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Isthmus, Level 5, 56 Victoria Street
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Join No Small Plans lead author and project director Gabrielle Lyon to hear about the behind the scenes adventures involved in reinventing a 20th century Chicago urban planning textbook as 21st-century graphic novel.

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DA Workshop AKL: Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Recommended for Studio Owners/Directors, Account Managers, Independent contractors & freelancers Who owns your design work? This workshop aimed at studio owners will take the mystery out of intellectual property. As well as some practical advice on contracts and commercial law, Bret Gower will help us to understand our legal position on copyright and trademarks. The workshop will also touch on creating and protecting business value with a view to succession planning. The challenge for designers in terms of intellectual property is making…

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$200 – $300

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design

March 15 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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Get hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in this intensive one day workshop. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. The day is designed so you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects and also use what you learn as…

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Wellington: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Save the Date for our DA Conversations Autumn series in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington: Details to be confirmed.

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Christchurch: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Save the Date for our DA Conversations Autumn series in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington: Details to be confirmed.

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Auckland: DA Conversations — Autumn 2019

March 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Save the Date for our DA Conversations Autumn series in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington: Details to be confirmed.

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$200 – $300

UX Gym Workshop Wellington – UX Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Get hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish in this intensive one day workshop. This course is designed to give you an understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and practical experience of some of the most common activities you will encounter in a typical user experience project. The day is designed so you can apply what you learn immediately to your current projects and also use what you learn as…

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April 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to User Research

April 12 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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Probably no other area of design has more impact on how successful your initial design decisions are going to be than user research. Most of us aren’t designing for ourselves, and a good understanding of who our users are and what their needs are is vital for successful design. This course teaches you how to identify the best type of research for a project, how to execute your research so you get the most useful results given the time and…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Introduction to User Research

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Probably no other area of design has more impact on how successful your initial design decisions are going to be than user research. Most of us aren’t designing for ourselves, and a good understanding of who our users are and what their needs are is vital for successful design. This course teaches you how to identify the best type of research for a project, how to execute your research so you get the most useful results given the time and…

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May 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to Information Architecture

May 10 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them.

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Introduction to Information Architecture

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Learning how to organise, describe and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that makes up UX design. Information architecture is the glue that holds complex digital products together and enables users to navigate and make sense of them.

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June 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – User Experience Design: Designing for Screens

June 14 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. This course could be taken as a complement to one of our user centered design courses or as a stand alone course for designers, developers and product managers who want to learn more about making design decisions for screens.

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8th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz — Wellington 2019

June 20 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The DA Annual Pub Quiz will be back for its eighth year! Save the date and join us in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Details to be confirmed.

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8th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz — Auckland 2019

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The DA Annual Pub Quiz will be back for its eighth year! Save the date and join us in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Details to be confirmed.

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8th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz — Christchurch 2019

June 20 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

The DA Annual Pub Quiz will be back for its eighth year! Save the date and join us in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington. Details to be confirmed.

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