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Design Assembly runs a national series of events and workshops throughout the year in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch. The program varies from city to city.

Keep an eye on this page, follow us on social media or sign-up to our email at the bottom of the website for all the upcoming events and workshops near you.

  • March DA Conversations speaker or panel events
  • May DA Women in Design
  • May DA Kōrero
  • June DA Pub Quiz
  • July DA Portfolio Speed Dating Review
  • September DA Conversations speaker or panel events

March 2020

Auckland DA Workshop: Writing and Presenting for Designers

March 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Who is the workshop for? Anybody who wants to learn more about how to get the most out of a client — and deliver the most when presenting back. You’ll likely take the most away from this course if you’re new to, or interested in, learning more about client service. What will you learn? Getting the right information out of a client isn’t always easy — and neither is presenting it back with confidence. So how do people make it…

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

March 6 @ 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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UX Gym Workshop Christchurch – Crash Course: A hands on introduction to user experience design

March 17 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Christchurch, 4 Ash Street
Christchurch, 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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Christchurch DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility

March 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Plato Creative, 63 Manchester Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2020 series taking place in Christchurch on 18th March Design and Accessibility How might we undertake design in a way that embraces the full spectrum of human experience? Join your community for a drink and conversation with your fellow designers inside the Plato Creative studio. We'll hear from the Plato Creative team as they present an in-depth case study on a project that explores multilingual considerations towards design in digital…

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Auckland DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility

March 19 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2020 series taking place in Auckland in March. Design and Accessibility How might we undertake design in a way that embraces the full spectrum of human experience? Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll define accessible design, explore what accessibility means to all of us, discuss the challenges and rewards and ask how can designers enable disabled people to authentically engage in a design process? 6pm – 8pm Thursday 19th March…

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

March 20 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 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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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – 2 Day Introduction to User Experience Design

March 23 @ 9:30 am - March 24 @ 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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Like our 1 day UX Crash Course this course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish, but it goes into more depth in each area. This course is designed to give you a more thorough understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and more 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…

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Auckland DA Workshop: Building Digital Design Capabilities

March 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student Morning tea provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here) Get Tickets Building internal capability into the digital space Building a team to create digital products and services can be intimidating if you have never experienced it before. This workshop aims to demystify the process and give you an approach you can use to start building a great UX team. Introduction: Terminologies and…

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Wellington DA Event: Autumn Conversations – Design & Accessibility

March 31 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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DA Wellington Accessibility

Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2020 series taking place in Wellington in March.   Design and Accessibility How might we undertake design in a way that embraces the full spectrum of human experience? Join us for a panel discussion where we’ll define accessible design, explore what accessibility means to all of us, discuss the challenges and rewards and ask how can designers can authentically engage all of our community in the design process. Moderator: Chris Jackson…

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April 2020

Auckland DA Workshop: Wayfinding for Designers

April 3 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student Morning tea provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets Good wayfinding enables confidence in where you’ve been, where you are, and where you’re going. Wayfinding is often the first touch point of a product or service and, when done well, creates stress-free, seamless user experiences. Many built environments are becoming more complex in response to urban population growth. Building designs…

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DA Auckland Workshop: Mātauranga Māori for Designers

April 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here) Get Tickets The creative community plays a major role in connecting people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. To reflect an authentic Aotearoa we need to naturally weave into our craft the stories, values and perspectives at the heart of Māori culture. This workshop helps those…

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May 2020

Auckland DA Event: Women in Design

May 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Join us for an intimate evening with a panel conversation on: Living a life in design - success and support strategies We'll share drinks, food and conversation as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Featuring: Mirella Marie, Founder and Director of Womentor as convenor Laura Cibilich, Director, Run Jodine Bell, Creative Director, Principals Annie Dow, Managing Director, Dow Goodfolk Prices: $30+gst Professional | Free - Design Assembly Friend | Free - Student (Not a DA…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – 2 Day Introduction to User Experience Design

May 7 @ 9:30 am - May 8 @ 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Like our 1 day UX Crash Course this course gives you hands-on experience of a digital UX design project from start to finish, but it goes into more depth in each area. This course is designed to give you a more thorough understanding of the principles behind a modern user centered design process and more 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…

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – 2 Day Introduction to Service Design

May 21 @ 9:30 am - May 22 @ 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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In this intensive, hands-on 2 day course we provide you with tools and techniques to better uncover and articulate user needs, build great service concepts, clearly articulate them and create compelling experience prototypes to test and develop your ideas.

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Journey Mapping: Designing experience journey maps

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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Journey maps (sometimes called customer journey maps or user journey maps) are a powerful tool for understanding and communicating the experience of the people you are designing for. This course takes you through identifying when journey maps are appropriate, the process of creating them, and how to make sure your map is actually used to make better decisions for your customers or users.

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June 2020

UX Gym Workshop Wellington – User Research

June 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 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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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – 2 Day Introduction to Service Design

June 4 @ 9:30 am - June 5 @ 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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In this intensive, hands-on 2 day course we provide you with tools and techniques to better uncover and articulate user needs, build great service concepts, clearly articulate them and create compelling experience prototypes to test and develop your ideas.

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Journey Mapping: Designing experience journey maps

June 5 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Journey maps (sometimes called customer journey maps or user journey maps) are a powerful tool for understanding and communicating the experience of the people you are designing for. This course takes you through identifying when journey maps are appropriate, the process of creating them, and how to make sure your map is actually used to make better decisions for your customers or users.

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Information Architecture

June 17 @ 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 Auckland – User Research

June 19 @ 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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