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March 2018

DA Workshop Auckland: How to run a profitable, successful design business — Saturday 17th March

March 17, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Objectspace, 13 Rose Road, Grey Lynn
Auckland, New Zealand
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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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Hawke’s Bay: DA Korero 2018

March 22, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Urban Winery, 3 Ossian St, Ahuriri
Napier, Hawke's Bay 4110 New Zealand
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Design Assembly and our regional host Coast & Co are excited to bring you our second event for Hawke’s Bay — DA Korero, a chance for creatives in the Bay to catch up and have a casual chat about all things design. Join us at The Urban Winery on the 22nd of March from 5.30pm for a quiet beverage or two.

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: UX Crash Course

March 23, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bizdojo,

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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Christchurch: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

March 27, 2018 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Exchange Christchurch (XCHC), 376 Wilsons Rd, Waltham
Christchurch, 8011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Details to be announced very soon.

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Auckland: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

March 27, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. Our Auckland event takes the form of a panel discussion about pertinent issues in the New Zealand graphic design profession community in 2018. We've got an awesome line up of speakers including Donna McCort — Creative Director at Dow/Goodfolk, Nick Riley, Creative Director & Jonte Goldwater, Strategy Director at Culture&Theory, and Caroline Powley — Senior Lecturer at AUT. More to be announced soon.

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April 2018

Wellington: DA Autumn Conversations 2018

April 10, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Biz Dojo Wellington, 115 Tory Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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Design Assembly is delighted to present our DA Conversations Autumn 2018 series taking place in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch in March and April. We are excited to bring you Anna Dean and Angela Meyer, Co-Directors — Double Denim, speaking about Women and Design, and Nan O'Sullivan — Programme Director Design for Social Innovation at the School of Design in Victoria University, speaking about Design for Social Innovation.

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland: Introduction to User Research

April 12, 2018 @ 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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DA Workshop Auckland: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 20th April

April 20, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Studio One Toi Tu, 1 Ponsonby Road
Auckland, 1011 New Zealand
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There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

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DA Workshop Wellington: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design — Friday 27th April

April 27, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 1:30 pm
Credenza Shared Office Space, 40 Taranaki Street Level 2, NEC Building
Wellington, New Zealand
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There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Introduction to User Research

April 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
BizDojo, 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 2018

UX Gym Workshop Auckland: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

May 11, 2018 @ 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. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing solid information architecture (IA) for websites, intranets, search and web applications. You will learn what and how to research to identify the elements of an…

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DA Workshop Auckland: ‘Wine & Type’ with Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black — Thursday 17th May

May 17, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thievery Studio, 203 Karangahape Road
Auckland, 1010
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Nicole Arnett Phillips and Craig Black will guide participants through a wine tasting, drawing based workshop where participants will use visual language to convey the characteristics of New Zealand’s wine culture in a series of guided briefs (to design a sequence of wine labels). It is a social and interactive evening, sure to delight the senses!

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: Information Architecture 101 — Introduction to Information Architecture

May 25, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bizdojo,

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. This introductory course teaches you the basics of designing solid information architecture (IA) for websites, intranets, search and web applications. You will learn what and how to research to identify the elements of an…

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DA Chch Isle of Dogs Movie: Panel and Screening

May 30, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Academy Gold Cinema, 363 Colombo Street
Christchurch, Canterbury 8023 New Zealand
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A one off event that will be a great studio outing as well as social event for professionals and students alike.In this stop-motion-animated film from writer/director Wes Anderson, an outbreak of canine flu in Japan leads all dogs to be quarantined on an island. A boy (voice of Koyu Rankin) journeys there to rescue his dog Spots (Liev Schreiber), and gets help from a pack of misfit canines who have also been exiled. His quest inspires a group of dog lovers to expose a government conspiracy. The voice cast also includes Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, Bob Balaban, Greta Gerwig, and Yoko Ono.

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June 2018

7th Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Auckland June 28th, 2018

June 28, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Bluestone Room, 9-11 Durham Lane
Auckland, 1010 New Zealand
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The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its seventh year! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening amongst the biggest design nerds in Auckland. 

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July 2018

DA Workshop Christchurch: Applying Design Thinking to creating Māori Graphic Design

July 13, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
BizDojo Christchurch, 4 Ash Street
Christchurch, New Zealand
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There is a growing demand for authentic products, experiences and connection with people and community. This has created a growing desire to authentically engage with and share Māori culture, narratives and forms of expression. This workshop is designed to help anyone who would like to explore and understand authentic Māori Design, in a supportive and accepting environment.

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UX Gym Workshop Auckland: User Interface Design — Designing for Screens

July 13, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Thinkspace Shared Space, 3 Glenside Crescent
Auckland, Select a State: 1010 New Zealand
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his 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. NOTE: This is a design course, not a coding course although it does include a summary of the most common technologies used to implement web and…

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Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Wellington, July 24th, 2018

July 24, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fortune Favours, 7 Leeds Street
Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
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The DA Annual Pub Quiz is back for its third year in Wellington! Join us for an evening of graphic design, arts and culture trivia — you know you want this year’s bragging rights! Pit your studio against the rest, or if you’re working independently, gather together a team of your design colleagues. Show your creative peers just how much you know, and enjoy an evening amongst the biggest design nerds in Wellington. Prices — Professional (1 x table booking,…

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UX Gym Workshop Wellington: User Interface Design — Designing for Screens

July 27, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bizdojo,

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. NOTE: This is a design course, not a coding course although it does include a summary of the most common technologies used to implement web and…

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August 2018

DA Workshop Christchurch: UX Crash Course with Matt Gould

August 3, 2018

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 a base for further study.

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