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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.

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

 

Throughout 2020, Design Assembly will running a series of ONLINE events in response to the national plan for events and workshops during Covid-19 alert levels. We will aim to hold in-person events and workshops as we can.

August 2020

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – User Research

August 28 @ 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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September 2020

AUCKLAND: The Value of Strategy

September 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Grid Auckland, 101 Pakenham Street West Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, New Zealand
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Wednesday 2nd September 2020 9am – 12.30pm GridAKL / John Lysaght 101 Pakenham Street West, Auckland Central, Auckland 1010, New Zealand $300 +GST Professional / $200 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $50 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets A practical workshop on how to translate a business vision into a game-changing, value-driven brand strategy. What is brand strategy and how does it differ from business strategy? Why strategy…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Introduction to User Research

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo, 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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DA Auckland Workshop: Mātauranga Māori for Designers

September 23 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Te Noho Kotahitanga Marae, 139 Carrington Road (entry 3)
Auckland, 1025 New Zealand
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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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DA Spring Conversations – Reimagining Aotearoa NZ Design

September 24 @ 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 Spring 2020 series taking place in Auckland and online nationally.

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WELLINGTON: The Value of Strategy

September 25 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Friday 25th September 2020, 9:00 am - 12:30 pm NZST Out Of Office: Level 3/11 Vivian Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand $300 +GST Professional / $200 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $50 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets A practical workshop on how to translate a business vision into a game-changing, value-driven brand strategy. What is brand strategy and how does it differ from business strategy?…

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Information Architecture

September 25 @ 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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October 2020

Wellington DA Workshop: Mātauranga Māori for Designers

October 8 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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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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Wellington DA Workshop: Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

October 9 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design has a major influence in how culture, society and perceptions are shaped and defined.  Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is to define…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Information Architecture

October 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 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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Auckland DA Workshop: Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

October 22 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Grid Auckland, 101 Pakenham Street West Wynyard Quarter
Auckland, New Zealand
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Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Get Tickets Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design has a major influence in how culture, society and perceptions are shaped and defined.  Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is to define…

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Usability Testing & Prototyping

October 23 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we know the way we designed and ran the test is producing valid results? How do we recruit people? How do we integrate user testing into…

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November 2020

UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Usability Testing & Prototyping

November 6 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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User testing designs through prototyping helps us to safely explore risky ideas, get a feel for how real people will respond to our designs and most importantly lets us fail cheaply and privately instead of publicly and expensively. But how many users do we need? How do we identify what to test? How do we know the way we designed and ran the test is producing valid results? How do we recruit people? How do we integrate user testing into…

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