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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.

  • 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 2019

DA Workshop Christchurch: How to run a profitable, successful design business — Wednesday 20th February 2019

February 20 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
to confirm, Cristchurch, New Zealand + Google Map

Are you a self-employed designer? A design agency account manager? Or do you run a small design agency? You'll know that maintaining great client relationships is just as important as producing great design work to guarantee financial success—but working with clients and ensuring your work remains profitable can be two of the biggest challenges you'll face. In this fully-interactive workshop we'll hit the issues head-on and tackle the tough questions that YOU want to ask. The power is in your hands!

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March 2019

DA Workshop AKL: Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers

March 12 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice for Designers Tuesday 12th March 2019 6.30pm - 9pm Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road Meeting Room 6 Auckland City $149 +GST Professional / $99 Design Assembly Friend +GST / $39 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here). Recommended for Studio Owners/Directors, Account Managers, Independent contractors & freelancers Who owns the copyright in that logo you've just designed? Is that logo able to be…

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$200 – $300

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

March 15 @ 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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$200 – $300

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

March 29 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo, 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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April 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to User Research

April 12 @ 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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Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa – DA Workshop Auckland

April 12 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Designing a culturally authentic Aotearoa Friday 12th April 2019 10am - 3pm Meeting Room 5 Studio One Toi Tū 1 Ponsonby Road Auckland City $399 +GST Professional / $299 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $99 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).   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…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington – Introduction to User Research

April 26 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 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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May 2019

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

May 8 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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Recommended for Account Managers, Project Managers, Creatives, Team Leaders, Studio Owners
 
If you are responsible for running client projects or campaigns in your studio or agency, then this workshop is for you. You'll learn how to take the guesswork out of project planning; organise your workflow; and determine the essentials to keeping a project running on time, on budget, and on brief. You'll receive practical tools and templates to help improve your planning, productivity, and profit. 

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to Information Architecture

May 10 @ 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 Wellington – Introduction to Information Architecture

May 24 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 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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June 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – User Experience Design: Designing for Screens

June 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 Experience Design: Designing for Screens

June 28 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 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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July 2019

$300

DA Workshop Napier – Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
IDEAschool, Eastern Institute of Technology, 501 Gloucester Street
Napier, New Zealand
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Wednesday 10th July 2019 9am - 3pm IDEAschool, Eastern Institute of Technology 501 Gloucester Street Taradale Napier Earlybird prices until 31 May 2019 - SAVE $100 off your ticket: $300 +GST Professional / $200 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $50 +GST DA Student Friends Prices from 1 June 2019: $400 +GST Professional / $300 +GST Design Assembly Friend / $100 +GST DA Student Friends (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).   Tēnā koutou, nau mai, haere mai! Design…

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August 2019

UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to Service Design

August 8 @ 9:30 am - August 9 @ 4:30 pm

Introduction to Service Design 2 days | 9:30am - 4:30pm everyday Auckland Thurs 8 August - Fri 9 August 2019 | Thinkspace - 3 Glenside Crescent, Auckland Sign Up for Auckland 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. Overview The workshop takes you stage by stage through a…

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland – Introduction to Design Thinking

August 22 @ 9:30 am - August 23 @ 4:30 pm

Introduction to Design Thinking 2 days | 9:30am - 4:30pm each day Auckland Thursday 22 August - Friday 23 August | Thinkspace - 3 Glenside Crescent, Auckland Sign Up for Auckland Get hands-on experience of a design thinking approach from start to finish in this intensive two day workshop. Overview Build on a foundation of human-centred design, following a real-world design challenge. You’ll work intensively through the phases of a design thinking approach, understanding the theory then applying the practice.…

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September 2019

DA Workshop Hamilton – Designing a Culturally Authentic Aotearoa

September 11 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wintec, Tristram Street
Hamilton, New Zealand
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This popular workshop is back in Hamilton! Wednesday 11 September, 2019 9.30am - 3.30pm Wintec Marae Tristram Street Hamilton Prices: $400+gst Professional | $300+gst Design Assembly Friend | $100+gst Student Light lunch provided. Workshop needs 10 people minimum to run (Not a DA Friend? Details on how to sign up can be found here).   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…

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October 2019

$200 – $300

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

October 25 @ 9:30 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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November 2019

$185.00

AUT Workshop: Working together: How to start a collaborative project

November 7 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
AUT,

A workshop for more successful collaboration. https://www.initiate-collaborate.com/ A new collaborative project can feel like stepping into the unknown—new people, new perspectives, and not everyone on the same page. For collaborative projects to be most successful, you need alignment on the really important questions- right at the start of a project. Save time, money and unnecessary conflict by building effective collaborations. The initiate.collaborate toolkit empowers teams to develop their shared project manifesto in a single session. Its a self-facilitated workshop, based…

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Auckland DA Workshop: Design & Strategy

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 12 Madden Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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Auckland DA Workshop: The Business of Design

November 20 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Grid AKL, 12 Madden Street
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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