DO Design Leadership – Sydney

Sydney

DO Design Leadership

DO Design Leadership is a unique and intimate, half-day event bringing together established design leaders.

The format is facilitated, focused, and highly relevant.

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Format

Join an intimate group of established design leaders to discuss and explore three key themes impacting and shaping the world of design teams. This is an event not to be missed.

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Lunch networking

A delicious and sustainable lunch on arrival, followed by networking before kicking off the session

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Presentations

In-depth presentations from several of Australia’s design leaders followed briefly with questions and answers covering highly-relevant topics for design leaders

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Roundtables

Several facilitated and focused roundtables after each presentation providing participants the chance to discuss the content in greater depth and to learn from other design leaders

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Wrap-up drinks

After our presentations and roundtables, we’ll enjoy drinks with canapés to see us through to the end

Our facilitators will introduce our key themes in a short presentation that will shape and frame discussions at each of the roundtables.

A portrait of Sarah Stokes

Sarah Stokes

Design Leader – Atlassian

A portrait of Erietta Sapounakis

Erietta Sapounakis

Head of UX – Stan

A portrait of Rachel Zhang

Rachel Zhang

Lead Experience Specialist – Telstra

Table hosts will facilitate a highly engaging and relevant roundtable conversation about each of our three themes

A portrait of Vinita Israni

Vinita Israni

User Experience Manager – Qantas

A portrait of Meaghan Waters

Meaghan Waters

Head of Design – MYOB

A portrait of Homaxi Irani

Homaxi Irani

Strategic Design and User Research Leader (Consultant and Mentor)

A portrait of Sam Hancock

Sam Hancock

Founder and Director – Celestial

A portrait of Frankie Balfour

Frankie Balfour

UX Practice Lead – WooliesX

A portrait of Larissa Azevedo

Larissa Azevedo

APAC Director of Design and Research – SEEK

Themes we'll explore

The new design leader

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Amidst a dynamic environment, we'll delve into the current state of design leadership, exploring the shifting nature of our roles and expanding scopes that define the forefront of the design discipline.

Navigating applied AI

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Going beyond theoretical discussions, we will demystify the practical applications of AI in design, addressing success stories, ethical considerations, and outcomes to guide our community towards responsible and impactful integration.

Design’s bright future

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Optimistically peering into the future, we'll explore the next frontiers for design, embracing the challenges with enthusiasm and foresight to shape a path forward that resonates with our evolving industry, answering the great question: what next?

Program

We’ve created a program that balances just the right amount of presentation time with just the right amount of discussion time. We’ll cover highly-relevant topics with your industry peers

Join us for networking over a nourishing lunch

Our MC will open the session and share their perspectives on outcomes for the day

Amidst a dynamic environment, we'll delve into the current state of design leadership, exploring the shifting nature of our roles and expanding scopes that define the forefront of the design discipline. We'll spend an hour discussing this topic.

Going beyond theoretical discussions, we will demystify the practical applications of AI in design, addressing success stories, ethical considerations, and outcomes to guide our community towards responsible and impactful integration. We'll spend an hour discussing this topic.

Afternoon tea will be served and some time for networking

Optimistically peering into the future, we'll explore the next frontiers for design, embracing the challenges with enthusiasm and foresight to shape a path forward that resonates with our evolving industry, answering the great question: what next?

Our MC will recap the day and offer their closing thoughts

Join us for drinks and networking

Location

DO Design Leadership Sydney will be hosted in the bright and centrally located Meers Hall at The Art Gallery of NSW. These rooms feature floor-to-ceiling windows with views out to the huge alfresco terrace and gallery.

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