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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.

July 2022

WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

July 11 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your team's confidence to engage with Māori communities and represent Māori aspirations. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student (Not a DA…

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WELLINGTON DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

July 12 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty of Architecture and Design, 139 Vivian St, Te Aro
Wellington, Wellington 6011 New Zealand
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Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register   Presented…

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Springload workshop: Identify new business opportunities with customer journey mapping

July 29 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

  Click here to register for your ticket Time: Friday 29th July, 9 am - 1 pm Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom Customer journey mapping is a powerful tool to help you deeply understand how customers use and view your product or service, and to find the opportunities for digital transformation. Through an interactive scenario, Springtime will help you understand how to break down silos across your business and take a wider view of your customers’ experience. The 3-hour workshop gives…

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August 2022

Springload workshop: Streamline your online experience with information architecture

August 17 @ 9:00 am - August 18 @ 1:00 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

  Click here to register Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom Understand how to create an information architecture that helps people find and understand the information they need from your product. The Information Architecture Basics workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings: Wednesday 17th August: 9 am - 1 pm Thursday 18th August: 9 am - 1 pm   Who's it for: People who want to improve their information architecture skills. You could be a: content designer product owner project manager…

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DUNEDIN DA Workshop: Writing for Designers with Mark Easterbrook

August 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
To confirm – DUNEDIN, 1010 New Zealand + Google Map

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. Prices: $300+gst Professional | $200+gst Design Assembly Friend | $50+gst Student (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be…

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September 2022

Springload workshop: Introduction to content strategy

September 21 @ 9:00 am - September 22 @ 1:00 pm
Online Zoom Webinar,

  Click here to register Location: Fully remote, delivered on Zoom Discover the basics of content strategy. Learn the fundamentals of content strategy theory and what makes a successful content strategy. Springload's introduction to content strategy workshop is 8 hours, spread over two mornings: Wednesday 21st September: 9 am - 1 pm Thursday 22nd August: 9 am - 1 pm   Who it’s for People who are involved in creating or using content strategies for websites, apps, or any other tool. You…

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CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Introduction to Te Ao Maori with Johnson McKay

September 29 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm – Christchurch, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

The creative & business community connects people to ideas, products and services that shape who we are as a people and a nation. This workshop enables you to take your first brave steps into Te Ao Māori (the Māori worldview) to deepen your understanding of Māori culture, values and perspectives. This workshop will increase your team's confidence to engage with Māori communities and represent Māori aspirations. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student (Not a DA…

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CHRISTCHURCH DA Workshop: Designing an Authentic Aotearoa with Johnson McKay

September 30 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm – Christchurch, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Globally, there is a hunger for authentic brands, experiences and a connection with people and community. This has created an increased desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. Learn how to create authentic Māori cultural design and narratives at this full day workshop. Prices: $450+gst Professional | $350+gst Design Assembly Friend | $125+gst Student Light lunch provided. (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Register   Presented…

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October 2022

AUCKLAND DA Workshop: Writing as a Brand with Mark Easterbrook

October 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
GridAKL / John Lysaght, 101 Pakenham Street West
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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A great brand has a distinctive voice that comes through in its creative work and content. It also influences the way people who represent the brand speak and write. But how do you get that voice right and keep it consistent? 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 What will you learn? This workshop will walk through a straightforward model for defining…

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