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Design Assembly runs a national series of in-person events and workshops throughout the year in Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

We also hold a series of online events throughout the year that can be accessed throughout New Zealand and internationally.

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 2021

$300

WELLINGTON: DA Workshop – Branding by Fire

March 10 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Have you always heard about the power of branding but wondered where to start? Whether you’re working on a brand for yourself, your business or a client, creating a good brand isn’t easy – however starting with an effective brand strategy is a great way to begin.
We’ll be learning while creating a simple, yet powerful brand strategy from woh to go. This isn’t just theory being presented via PowerPoint, we’re getting our hands dirty. Join us for a fun, fast paced session and leave with a better idea on where to start when it comes to brand.

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$300

AUCKLAND: DA Workshop – Writing for Designers

March 17 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Even purely visual design work is surrounded by language. We use words to inform, explain and persuade our audiences before, during and after a design project. This workshop will step above the nuts and bolts of grammar and spelling and look at what makes good writing good, so workshop attendees can develop their confidence with the written word.

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$300

WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop – UX Crash Course

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Get hands-on experience of a human-centred approach to UX design in this intensive one-day course. This course gives you a solid grounding in the principles and theories behind a modern, user-centred design process and practical experience taking a UX project from initial research to design to usability testing.

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April 2021

$300

CHRISTCHURCH UX Gym Workshop – UX Crash Course

April 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saltworks Workshop Space, 4 Ash Street
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Get hands-on experience of a human-centred approach to UX design in this intensive one-day course. This course gives you a solid grounding in the principles and theories behind a modern, user-centred design process and practical experience taking a UX project from initial research to design to usability testing.

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$300

AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: Design Research

April 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace, 30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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A practical introduction to user or customer research. Learn the theory and practise the methods of modern design research as you design a research project from scratch, implement it, analyse the findings, and communicate the insights you discover. Course description User or customer research is one of the most important and in-demand areas of human-centred design. This course introduces modern methods for getting valid user or customer insights to inform design projects. During the day, you will learn the principles…

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$400

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Te Ao Māori for Designers

April 15 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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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) TICKETS ON SALE SOON 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…

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$300

WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop: Design Research

April 16 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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A practical introduction to user or customer research. Learn the theory and practise the methods of modern design research as you design a research project from scratch, implement it, analyse the findings, and communicate the insights you discover. Course description User or customer research is one of the most important and in-demand areas of human-centred design. This course introduces modern methods for getting valid user or customer insights to inform design projects. During the day, you will learn the principles…

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May 2021

$300

AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: Journey Mapping

May 7 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace, 30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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Learn how to create journey maps that take your customer insights and assumptions and map them out in a visual storyboard for maximum engagement from stakeholders, designers, and decision makers. Course description 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…

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$300

WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop: Journey Mapping

May 21 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Learn how to create journey maps that take your customer insights and assumptions and map them out in a visual storyboard for maximum engagement from stakeholders, designers, and decision makers. Course description 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…

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June 2021

AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: Information Architecture

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace, 30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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Learn one of UX design’s most fundamental skill sets: how to organise the information in a digital product or service so that it makes sense to real people. This course takes you through a human-centred design approach to making digital content findable and understandable. Course description Learning how to organise, describe, and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that make up UX design. Information architecture (IA) is the glue that holds complex…

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$400

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

June 16 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm – AUCKLAND, Auckland, + Google Map

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). TICKETS ON SALE SOON 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…

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$300

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: No signal found – creating great campaigns without TV

June 16 @ 9:30 am - 1:00 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register Now   In this workshop we’ll explore how to create an effective campaign without having to rely on TV. It will be hands-on and high-energy. We’ll show you a few examples but don’t expect this to be a workshop where it’s all screen and no play. We’ll co-create a campaign framework, run through how to…

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WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop: Information Architecture

June 25 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Learn one of UX design’s most fundamental skill sets: how to organise the information in a digital product or service so that it makes sense to real people. This course takes you through a human-centred design approach to making digital content findable and understandable. Course description Learning how to organise, describe, and present the information in your website or app is one of the fundamental skills that make up UX design. Information architecture (IA) is the glue that holds complex…

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July 2021

$400

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Te Ao Māori for Designers

July 7 @ 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) Register now 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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$400

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

July 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 Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register Now 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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$300

AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: User Interface (UI) Design

July 9 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace, 30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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Learn how to design a user interface (UI) by learning how people understand and make decisions when using screen-based interfaces, and how to respond to this when making your own design decisions. In this course you put everything you learn into practice by creating your own interface design in professional design software. Course description This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. We cover common behaviour patterns when people are trying to understand…

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$300

WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop: User Interface (UI) Design

July 30 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Learn how to design a user interface (UI) by learning how people understand and make decisions when using screen-based interfaces, and how to respond to this when making your own design decisions. In this course you put everything you learn into practice by creating your own interface design in professional design software. Course description This practical course focuses on design for screens, from application user interfaces to web design. We cover common behaviour patterns when people are trying to understand…

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August 2021

$300

AUCKLAND DA Workshop – People, product, place: Designing wayfinding systems for the built environment

August 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
The Grid AKL, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Get a hands-on introduction to wayfinding in the built environment in this half-day workshop. This session is designed to give you an understanding of the holistic principles behind wayfinding design, and an introduction to a series of design methods that focus on creating outcomes that meet the needs and abilities of a wide variety of people.

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$300

AUCKLAND UX Gym Workshop: Usability Testing and Prototyping

August 13 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace, 30 Pollen Street
Auckland, New Zealand
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Learn how to run usability testing on existing digital products and services and create clickable prototypes for concepts still in the design stage. This practical course gives you everything you need to make sure the design, implementation and analysis of your tests gives you reliable and usable insights. Course description 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…

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$300

WELLINGTON UX Gym Workshop: Usability Testing and Prototyping

August 27 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Out of Office, Level 3/11 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011
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Learn how to run usability testing on existing digital products and services and create clickable prototypes for concepts still in the design stage. This practical course gives you everything you need to make sure the design, implementation and analysis of your tests gives you reliable and usable insights. Course description 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…

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