3 Days. 16 talks. 3 Workshops. And a Party.
Day 2 — Conference talks
Coffee + Registration
Design, or be designed
So many of our tools and beliefs shape the way we work. Contemporary open office plans paired with a plethora of collaboration and communication tools have created new standards for work speed and interaction frequency. We bounce between Slack, Asana, InVision, daily standups, email, and more, playing notification what-a-mole to be good team players. And it all feels urgent in the pressure cooker of tech.
We'll talk about how to more consciously design your time to be your most creative, resilient self.
Language of Design
We talk about the power of design to drive conversation, but what about our language and expectations changes or modifies that conversation? In what ways does our use of language cause confusion, harm, or innovation? In this talk, we explore a brief history of design and then talk about the ways in which you can better employ language to shape the world around you and be a better designer.
Creating an emotional safe space for Designers
Design is the conception and realisation of new things. There is a natural fear present when a new thing is being created. This comes in various forms; maybe a fear of being perceived as incompetent, insignificant, and more commonly, a fear of failure. This can be daunting if part of your everyday reality. Most often than not, Designers operate in this state of mind.
This talk is for all Designers and those that look after Design teams.
Learn about the acceptable, natural ups and downs necessary to fuel the successful creation of new products Learn how to identify unhealthy states of discomfort, and How to apply tools that help create spaces where Designers have permission to test assumptions, learn and ultimately thrive.