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

February 2020

Free

A Queer Design Assembly – 2020 Auckland Pride Festival

February 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Strange Haven, 281 Karangahape Road
Auckland,
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Join us during the 2020 Auckland Pride Festival for an informal evening of drinks, nibbles and chats exploring what it means to be queer in the design industry.  Thursday 13th February 6pm - 8pm Strange Haven 281 Karangahape Road Register for your ticket now A Queer Design Assembly is a welcoming event open to everyone, with a focus on creating space for LGBTQ+ designers to celebrate queer contributions to the design industry and visual culture, share their work, and connect…

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Free

Auckland DA Event: Out of Office – Conversations on working inhouse

February 26 @ 7:00 am - 9:00 am
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Join your fellow in-house designers and creatives as we hear from two leaders in the field, sharing their stories on how they balance the challenges and rewards of working in-house. Relight your creative spark and gain insights into the working with the demands of in-house design. Breakfast, coffee and tea will be provided. Register for your ticket now Speakers: Roxy Huntington - Design Lead, Trade Feeling at home In-house Over the last 20 years I've had the chance to work…

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March 2020

Auckland DA Workshop: Writing and Presenting for Designers

March 5 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 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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Auckland DA Workshop: Design & Accessibility

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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DA 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, Wellington and Christchurch in 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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April 2020

Auckland DA Workshop: Living the freelance life

April 28 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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May 2020

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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July 2020

DA Speed Dating Portfolio Review

July 23 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
AUT,

One evening, 40 final year visual design students and 20 professionals… It’s speed dating for visual designers! A fast-paced evening of networking, portfolio reviews and feedback. As final year students, you will have the opportunity to meet and show your work to several seasoned industry professionals. In a round robin series of quick fire conversations, you’ll pull out your portfolio and give it your all. In return, you’ll be served with some short and sweet truths to help get that…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Information Architecture

July 31 @ 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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