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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.

  • 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

April 2020

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

April 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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May 2020

Postponed: Wellington DA Workshop: Running a successful project: on time, on budget, and on brief

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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We have postponed this workshop due to COVID-19 until further notice. 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 Recommended for Account Managers, Project Managers, Creatives, Team Leaders, Studio Owners Have you ever tried to run a creative project that got out of hand? Are the projects that you run particularly complex or long-term? Do you need to wrangle multiple suppliers or…

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Postponed: 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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We have postponed this workshop due to COVID-19 until further notice. 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…

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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 Wellington – Journey Mapping: Designing experience journey maps

May 22 @ 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 – 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 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

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Information Architecture

July 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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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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August 2020

Auckland DA Event: Women in Design

August 12 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and food as we come together for relationships to be made, nurtured and supported. Spaces are limited to 30 people. Everyone is welcome. With thanks to our DA Friends – who help to keep DA going and growing, DA Friends attend this event for free. A small cover charge for non-DA Friends helps to cover the admin costs of running these events for the community.

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – User Interface Design: Designing for screens

August 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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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – User Interface Design: Designing for screens

August 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo Tory Street, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 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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September 2020

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Usability Testing & Prototyping

September 11 @ 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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Auckland DA Workshop: Design & Wellness

September 24 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

DA Spring Conversations – Design & Wellness

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, Wellington and Christchurch in September.

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Usability Testing & Prototyping

September 25 @ 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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