IxDASydney Mentoring, 2020 Term 2

August 12, 2020 @ 12:00 pm August 28, 2020 @ 5:00 pm AEST

IxDA Sydney is proud to have successfully run the Design Mentoring program since 2012, providing opportunities for design professionals at all levels to learn from each other.

The program runs in two terms per year. This second term will run from September to December 2020.

ONE-ON-ONE MENTORING 2020:

This application is specifically for Term 2, one-on-one mentoring. Due to CoVid19, the session will run most likely run fully remotely rather than face-to-face.

KEY DATES

  • 12 Aug 2020 – Applications open
  • 28 Aug 2020 – Applications close
  • 7 Sep 2020 – Program starts
  • 7 Dec 2020 – Program ends

MATCHING PROCESS

The mentoring facilitation team from IxDA will review all applications and work on the matching based on survey responses, resumes, and professional experience/goals. We will contact you to let you know whether you. have been matched by September 7th.

TIME COMMITMENT:

To get the most out of the mentorship, we recommend that you aim to meet (online) with each other at least once a fortnight. If you know you’ll be away or will have a very busy work schedule between September and December, it is best to wait and apply for a future term where can commit enough time to meet, work on goals, and get real value out of the program.

There are two application forms, one for people who want to mentor someone, and a different one if you want to be mentored. Bear in mind, if you are a “middle” or “senior” practitioner, you may be interested in mentoring a junior / graduate, and be mentored by a Lead / Manager at the same time, which isn’t a bad idea if you have capacity for it.

If you have any questions, please contact the Mentoring Team directly.

Free

IxDA Sydney July 2020 Portfolio Review

IxDASydney will be holding an online portfolio review session with top UX Seniors and Managers on the evening of July 30 Via Zoom. This is an opportunity to have your portfolio reviewed by an expert Experience Designer without the pressure of a real job interview. Use the session to get constructive feedback to help you put your best foot forward.

If you are a new, beginner or well established Interaction Designer, CX/UX/SD Practitioner, or recent graduate, express interest so we can get back to you to book a 30 minute slot for a Zoom session.

Express interest: https://forms.gle/yEFdG9meMz6S9sik6

Collaborative Content Design- IxDASyd Feb 20 2020

View of the ceiling of Santa Maria della Grazie showing a wide arrrange of mathematical patterns.

The collaborative craft of content design  – Mel Flanagan

Content, data, information, are the foundation of all products and services. Whether you are building a product, making a digital service, running a campaign, words and language are how we interact with each other – they can either connect, engage or alienate people.

As the UK Government eloquently states “Content is the user experience”. There is a growing movement of content strategists. A content designer is the person who does the doing. And it’s important to get them on early.

Creating content is a collaborative craft. Mel will take you on a whirlwind tour of Nook’s content design process, case studies, and the different entry point of how content fits into projects and products. She’ll explain why the ‘I’ is before the ‘T’ in IT. And why, if you want to make great products (and avoid a content crisis), everyone in your organisation needs to understand the value of content design, what needs to be done when, with who.

Recap of interaction20, Milan

As you may or may not know,Feb 3-7 is Interaction week and this year it was in Milano, Italy. Three Australians presented, including Tim Yeo, who took his October Leadership for Introverts to new shores. Joe will be giving a quick recap of the highlights as well inviting you to submit your ideas to next year’s interaction21 in Montreal.

About the speakers:

Mel Flanagan

Monochrome portrait of Mel Flanagan

Mel is a creative technologist, storyteller, information experience and service designer, and founder of Nook Studios. She used to be a film and theatre maker. Now she is an open government and transparency revolutionary – using content to bring complex information life, making data accessible to combat corruption – and designing products that people love. Her favourite past time is changing the status quo by making useful, strategic content and raising awareness about the value of participatory design.

Joe Ortenzi

Joe has been a local leader for IxDASydney since 2013 and an interaction designer for a very long time. Yes, I remember both Flash and Dial-up modems and Mosaic. As well as running the #IxDASyd for years, bringing the best of Sydneysider, Australian and global presenters, workshop facilitators and ideators to us, he’s led projects, teams and businesses to the bright side of better interactions and services.

Tickets

Update on World IxDD

In recognition of World Interaction Design Day 2019, IxDA Sydney hosted an event where we explored the theme of trust and responsibility. We believe that everyone should have a voice on this important topic, and we wanted everyone’s voice to be heard.
The session started with some stage setting by Susan Wolfe on good, the bad, and the ugly of products and services unleashed on the world. With that backdrop, in small groups, we explored themes around the ethics of our practices as designers, the organisations that we work with and for, and the solutions that we create. Insights arising from these discussions were reported back to the broader audience, and guided a panel discussion facilitated by Renato Feijó and Susan with four professionals for whom designing for trust and responsibility is paramount:

Bronwyn van der Merwe – General Manager, Asia Pacific at Fjord
Derek Wood – Founder & Director, Septa
Tarra van Amerongen – Managing Director, ustwo
Tracy Collier – Head of Strategy and Programs, Thriving Communities Partnership

The event concluded by reflecting on the best practice principles that we explored and prioritising the topics explored. The top five topics from the three themes follow.
Ethics of the organisations
• Alignment of values from the leadership
• Transparency in how businesses remain viable while reducing environmental impact
• Using “we do good” rhetoric, but not actually doing it
• Exploiting data / spreading misinformation
• Policy making too slow to solve actual problem

Ethics of our practices as designers
• Look at how we make impacts the overall human experience
• As designers we should highlight ethical risks, design in road bumps to allow reflection time
• Collaboration and inclusivity in design practices (and being able to scale it)
• Aligning value of design to business values
• What audit process can we integrate into our processes to ensure dark patterns / features are not created (QA for evil/KPIs that are baked in)

Ethics of our solutions
• Balancing business needs with ethical design considerations /
• Doing “guerilla sustainability” (measuring impact until you have a strong case)
• Redefining metrics for what success is and whose success it could be (Be a squeaky wheel: Keep bringing it up to clients, stakeholders)
• Asking how these solutions change the way we live (doing the right thing above all else)
• Need to connect hearts and minds to see potential possibilities

These high priority issues provide guidance for organising future for IxDA Sydney events. It is our ultimate goal to draft of our own local “ethical design manifesto” that we can make available to our community.

Design Leadership

The final Presentation session for IxDASydney, before festive drinks On Dec 5, brings a couple of well known design leaders to the podium. This month, we’re going to talk about leadership, what it is and how to do it well.

The Talks

Ian Muir: From Designer to Leader: Introducing the 5i Design Leadership Model

Appropriate for a Designer or Design Manager aspiring to be a Leader, or an experienced Design Leader. The 5i model incorporates 5 elements important to Leading in a Design context; Inspiring Others, Being Instrumental & Instructional, Having Influence and Obtaining Impact. An abundance of generic material on leadership makes knowledge seeking confusing and daunting and so this presentation talks about Leadership from an experienced Designer Leader’s perspective. Use of this model can help take your Design team to the next level, produce better results, have a greater impact and get cut-through in your organisation. Utilise the 5i model as a practical & simple set of themes to apply on an everyday basis, and make this a leadership tool of choice or blend with your own leadership model to gain Leadership confidence.

Tim Yeo: Design Leadership for Introverts

Do you squirm in your seat when all eyes are on you? Do you find networking awkward and embarrassing? In meetings, do you find yourself keeping quiet even though you have something to say? Does a quiet evening at home with a book sound more attractive to you than an evening socialising with people you’ve never met? If your answer to most of these questions is yes, congratulations: you are (probably) an introvert. As an introvert, you lose energy when engaging with people rather than gain. People engagement is not optional if you want to lead. So how do you lead as an introvert? In this talk, I share techniques I’ve used to manage my own introversion in order to lead as a designer.

The Agenda

  • 5:30-6:25 PM drinks, food, networking
  • 6:30-6:45 PM Intro and welcome and general IxDA information (No entry after 6:40)
  • 6:45-7:10 PM Tim Yeo
  • 7:10-7:20 PM Shoutouts (roles available, projects seeking volunteers, other events of interest)
  • 7:20-8:00 PM Ian Muir
  • 8:00 PM- Exeunt and downstairs to for drinks and further discussions/networking, etc.
We are aware there are two males for this evening’s presentation and we acknowledge the many excellent women leading design in Sydney, and reached out to several who have presented on this topic before, none of whom were available for this time slot. We would like to add that IxDASydney typically has a more balance agenda and has at times also had women only evenings. The next event will be two women, for balance. We also welcome more women to come forward with presentation ideas through our Speaking Invitation.

The Presenters

Ian Muir

Ian is a Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Managing Director of idm Design Labs, consulting in business strategy, digital transformation, service design and design capability. Ian has been a Non-Executive Board Director at the leading Startup space, Fishburners, mentored startups and entrepreneurs for 6 years. Pioneering Human Centred Design in Australia, and shaping the industry from 1996, Ian built & led one of the largest and most mature Design practices in Australia, winning a range of Design and Innovation Awards. Ian’s 20 years in financial services was preceded by 10 years in industrial automation, including robotics and artificial intelligence. His creative problem solving as applied to manufacturing and process industries in a variety of sales, marketing, product management and software development roles. Recent studies in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence inspired Ian’s interest in Design ethics, particularly relating to Design Leadership. Technology is impacting the way the world works, driving an imperative to create better-Designed outcomes through products and services, and also create better-Designed organisations and organisational cultures.

Tim Yeo

Design leader. Speaker. Bookbinder. Known for saying complex things simply. Design @SonderSafe. Formerly Head of Design at fintechs @OFX, @Prospa, startup co-founder.

Design Leadership – Oct 17

The final Presentation session for IxDASydney, before festive drinks On Dec 5, brings a couple of well known design leaders to the podium. This month, we’re going to talk about leadership, what it is and how to do it well.

The Talks

Ian Muir: From Designer to Leader: Introducing the 5i Design Leadership Model

Appropriate for a Designer or Design Manager aspiring to be a Leader, or an experienced Design Leader. The 5i model incorporates 5 elements important to Leading in a Design context; Inspiring Others, Being Instrumental & Instructional, Having Influence and Obtaining Impact. An abundance of generic material on leadership makes knowledge seeking confusing and daunting and so this presentation talks about Leadership from an experienced Designer Leader’s perspective. Use of this model can help take your Design team to the next level, produce better results, have a greater impact and get cut-through in your organisation. Utilise the 5i model as a practical & simple set of themes to apply on an everyday basis, and make this a leadership tool of choice or blend with your own leadership model to gain Leadership confidence.

Tim Yeo: Design Leadership for Introverts

Do you squirm in your seat when all eyes are on you? Do you find networking awkward and embarrassing? In meetings, do you find yourself keeping quiet even though you have something to say? Does a quiet evening at home with a book sound more attractive to you than an evening socialising with people you’ve never met? If your answer to most of these questions is yes, congratulations: you are (probably) an introvert. As an introvert, you lose energy when engaging with people rather than gain. People engagement is not optional if you want to lead. So how do you lead as an introvert? In this talk, I share techniques I’ve used to manage my own introversion in order to lead as a designer.

The Agenda

  • 5:30-6:25 PM drinks, food, networking
  • 6:30-6:45 PM Intro and welcome and general IxDA information (No entry after 6:40)
  • 6:45-7:10 PM Tim Yeo
  • 7:10-7:20 PM Shoutouts (roles available, projects seeking volunteers, other events of interest)
  • 7:20-8:00 PM Ian Muir
  • 8:00 PM- Exeunt and downstairs to for drinks and further discussions/networking, etc.

We are aware there are two males for this evening’s presentation and we acknowledge the many excellent women leading design in Sydney, and reached out to several who have presented on this topic before, none of whom were available for this time slot. We would like to add that IxDASydney typically has a more balance agenda and has at times also had women only evenings. The next event will be two women, for balance. We also welcome more women to come forward with presentation ideas through our Speaking Invitation.

The Presenters

Ian Muir

Ian is a Professor in the Faculty of Design, Architecture and Building at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) and Managing Director of idm Design Labs, consulting in business strategy, digital transformation, service design and design capability. Ian has been a Non-Executive Board Director at the leading Startup space, Fishburners, mentored startups and entrepreneurs for 6 years.

Pioneering Human Centred Design in Australia, and shaping the industry from 1996, Ian built & led one of the largest and most mature Design practices in Australia, winning a range of Design and Innovation Awards.

Ian’s 20 years in financial services was preceded by 10 years in industrial automation, including robotics and artificial intelligence. His creative problem solving as applied to manufacturing and process industries in a variety of sales, marketing, product management and software development roles.

Recent studies in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence inspired Ian’s interest in Design ethics, particularly relating to Design Leadership. Technology is impacting the way the world works, driving an imperative to create better-Designed outcomes through products and services, and also create better-Designed organisations and organisational cultures.

Tim Yeo

Design leader. Speaker. Bookbinder. Known for saying complex things simply. Design @SonderSafe. Formerly Head of Design at fintechs @OFX, @Prospa, startup co-founder.

Tickets

Ethical Design – World Interaction Design Day (IxDD)

IxDD is the annual global event for exploring and promoting how interaction design improves the human condition. We’re hosting a local event that night, focused on this year’s theme of trust and responsibility. Everyone should have a voice on this important topic, and everyone’s voice will be heard on the evening.

Come join us for a hands-on workshop where, in small groups, we’ll explore themes around our practices as designers, the organisations that we work with & for, and the solutions that we create. Insights and questions arising from these discussions will be reported back to the broader audience, and will serve to guide a panel discussion that follows. We’ll conclude by reflecting on the best practice principles that we’ve explored and, ideally, turn this into a draft of our own local “ethical design manifesto” that we can make available to our community.

Hosted by Arq Group at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Panellists

Tracy Collier

Tracy is a social design and innovation specialist.

She is driven by the belief that everybody deserves an equitable system, adequate living standards, and to live free from discrimination. Her career has focused on uniting systems and organisations to work better for people, particularly those experiencing vulnerability or hardship. Tracy has over 10 years’ experience managing and consulting on economic empowerment and poverty reduction programs across Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

As Head of Strategy and Programs at Thriving Communities Partnership, Tracy is exploring how design methods can support better outcomes for people and organisations, by challenging long-held assumptions and forging news ways of collaborative working to rebuild trust in communities across Australia.

Tarra van Amerongen

Tarra teaches venturing students design and strategy at UTS and is the Managing Director of ustwo digital product studio.

Bronwyn van der Merwe

Bronwyn is an Accenture Interactive Managing Director and the General Manager for Fjord in Asia Pacific. Bronwyn’s role within Fjord and Accenture enables her to bring design and innovation to the most exciting human challenges in the region. Working with commercial, government and not-for profit clients, Bronwyn and her team combine service design, strategy, and digital product creation to help clients reinvent their customer experience. Using design thinking methodologies, Fjord has successfully helped many Australian organisations on their digital transformation journeys.

Bronwyn is regularly sought out as a thought leader and spokesperson at conferences and in the media, sharing insights on trends impacting organisations as they transform themselves to be more customer-centric and experience-led.

Previously, Bronwyn was Director of Experience and Design at Massive Interactive where she was responsible for overseeing the Asia Pacific region’s creative output. Bronwyn began her career at the BBC.

Derek Wood

I’m a product person at heart at Septa who loves rumbling with designers & engineers to create stuff that gets loved and finds product market fit. After about a decade in Product I spent the last decade of my working life in a mix of technology leadership, consulting and startup gigs. About to have my first kid but it’s ok I’m no longer completely freaking out about this…

Agenda

  • 5:30 – 6:15 PM Check-in, nibbles, chatting
  • 6:20 – 7:10 PM Quick intro, then workshop & reporting back
  • 7:15 – 8:00 PM Panel discussion
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM Reflections and conclusions
  • 8:30 PM Exeunt! Out to the pub (The Cidery)

Venue Sponsor

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small. Located at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Ethical Design – World Interaction Design Day (IxDD) – 24 Sept

IxDD is the annual global event for exploring and promoting how interaction design improves the human condition. We’re hosting a local event that night, focused on this year’s theme of trust and responsibility. Everyone should have a voice on this important topic, and everyone’s voice will be heard on the evening.

Come join us for a hands-on workshop where, in small groups, we’ll explore themes around our practices as designers, the organisations that we work with & for, and the solutions that we create. Insights and questions arising from these discussions will be reported back to the broader audience, and will serve to guide a panel discussion that follows. We’ll conclude by reflecting on the best practice principles that we’ve explored and, ideally, turn this into a draft of our own local “ethical design manifesto” that we can make available to our community.

Hosted by Arq Group at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Panellists

Tracy Collier

Tracy is a social design and innovation specialist.

She is driven by the belief that everybody deserves an equitable system, adequate living standards, and to live free from discrimination. Her career has focused on uniting systems and organisations to work better for people, particularly those experiencing vulnerability or hardship. Tracy has over 10 years’ experience managing and consulting on economic empowerment and poverty reduction programs across Australia, New Zealand and Latin America.

As Head of Strategy and Programs at Thriving Communities Partnership, Tracy is exploring how design methods can support better outcomes for people and organisations, by challenging long-held assumptions and forging news ways of collaborative working to rebuild trust in communities across Australia.

Tarra van Amerongen

Tarra teaches venturing students design and strategy at UTS and is the Managing Director of ustwo digital product studio.

Bronwyn van der Merwe

Bronwyn is an Accenture Interactive Managing Director and the General Manager for Fjord in Asia Pacific. Bronwyn’s role within Fjord and Accenture enables her to bring design and innovation to the most exciting human challenges in the region. Working with commercial, government and not-for profit clients, Bronwyn and her team combine service design, strategy, and digital product creation to help clients reinvent their customer experience. Using design thinking methodologies, Fjord has successfully helped many Australian organisations on their digital transformation journeys.

Bronwyn is regularly sought out as a thought leader and spokesperson at conferences and in the media, sharing insights on trends impacting organisations as they transform themselves to be more customer-centric and experience-led.

Previously, Bronwyn was Director of Experience and Design at Massive Interactive where she was responsible for overseeing the Asia Pacific region’s creative output. Bronwyn began her career at the BBC.

Derek Wood

I’m a product person at heart at Septa who loves rumbling with designers & engineers to create stuff that gets loved and finds product market fit. After about a decade in Product I spent the last decade of my working life in a mix of technology leadership, consulting and startup gigs.
About to have my first kid but it’s ok I’m no longer completely freaking out about this…

Agenda

  • 5:30 – 6:15 PM Check-in, nibbles, chatting
  • 6:20 – 7:10 PM Quick intro, then workshop & reporting back
  • 7:15 – 8:00 PM Panel discussion
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM Reflections and conclusions
  • 8:30 PM Exeunt! Out to the pub (The Cidery)

Venue Sponsor

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small. Located at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

2019 UXAu MegaMeetup – Aug 27

looking downwards at a circle of arms all reaching to the centre.

In order to share some of the excellent presenters coming to Sydney for UXAustralia, Six Sydney Meetups are teaming up to bring a little taste of some of the stellar people speaking at the conference to some of you who might not be able to make it. Two nights before UXAu kicks off, we’ll be hosting up to 6 of the presenters to give a lightning talk, then break off into groups so people can Q&A and discuss more specifically with each of them.

Hosted by Arq group at World Square: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

We’ve not done this before so fingers crossed it will all work out!

Agenda

  • 5:30 – 6:10 PM Check-in, nibbles, chatting
  • 6:15 – 725 PM Quick intro, then Lightning talks
  • 7:30 – 8:00 PM Break out sessions
  • 8:00 – 8:30 PM Recap and wind up
  • 8:30 PM Exeunt! Out to the pub (The Cidery)

Participating Sydney meetup groups include:

The Presenters

A number of presenters from UXAustralia have agreed to give a lightning talk, then we will separate out into groups around each speaker to dive into each topic in more detail. Details of exactly which presenters will follow shortly.

Aral Balkan (@aral)

Aral is a cyborg rights activist, designer, and developer. He’s one-third of Indie, a tiny not-for-profit working for social justice in the digital age.

Aral is a designer and programmer who has been making things with computers for the past 35 years. He’s spent the last five of those working on the problem of technologically regulating the abuses of surveillance capitalism as well as designing freedom-respecting alternatives to it. In this talk, he presents his latest thinking on how we can create alternatives to surveillance capitalism that cannot be co-opted. His suggestion is simple: think small.

Liz Jackson (@elizejackson)

Liz Jackson is the founder of The Disabled List, a design organization that engages in disability as a creative practice. She is also the co-founder of Thisten, a live speech to text app that makes conferences and live events more accessible. In 2018, Jackson created The WITH Fellowship, which partners disabled creatives with top design studios and creative spaces for three-month fellowships. You can learn more about Liz in her personal website, The Girl with the Purple Cane.

Joe MacLeod (@mrmacleod)

Joe Macleod has decades of product development experience across digital, physical and service sectors. Previously Head of Design at the award-winning studio Ustwo. He then spent 3 years on the Closure Experiences project researching, writing and publishing the Ends book. He is now founder of andEnd – The world’s first business helping companies end their customer relationships.

Chris Noessel (@chrisnoessel)

Christopher is the Senior Lead Designer for the Embedded Agent AI within Watson Customer Engagement with IBM. He teaches, speaks about, and evangelizes design internationally. His spidey-sense goes off semi-randomly, leading him to investigate and speak about a range of things from interactive narrative to ethnographic user research, interaction design to generative randomness, and designing for the future. He is co-author of Make It So: Interaction Design Lessons from Science Fiction (Rosenfeld Media, 2012), co-author of About Face: The Essentials of Interaction Design, 4th Edition (Wiley, 2015), keeper of the blog scifiinterfaces.com, and author of Designing Agentive Technology: AI That Works for People (Rosenfeld Media, 2017). He is also on the advisory board of the ASU-OTI AI Policy Futures initiative. He is currently contemplating books about meaning machines and interfaces that improve their users.

Grace Turtle Polifroni (@grace_polifroni)

Grace L Turtle Polifroni is a post-disciplinary designer, exploring critical becomings, futures and transitions produced through experimentation, collaborative storytelling and performative action. Grace currently plays in a few worlds; as the Experimental Futures practice lead within Deloitte Digital Customer Strategy and Design, working across foresight strategy, service and experience design. Grace also works with Becoming and Holon, both transitions oriented research and design studios based out of Barcelona, developing experimental and performative design research – creating the conditions to imagine worlds otherwise, a focus she has transferred to teaching Futuring within Design Studies at the University of Technology Sydney UTS.

Venue Sponsor

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small.

Main photo by Perry Grone on Unsplash

The Experience is the Product (how product management is really just UX) -Aug 7

Large crowd of people at a night, outdoor event holding their smartphones over their heads and taking flash pictures.

We work and live in an extraordinary age of connectedness. The products that we create communicate experiences that form the basis of our relationship to them, and ultimately to their success. As we move toward more agile processes, with an emphasis on shipping products to market, how do we structure teams to practice in a connected, software-and-services age?

Peter will address the shortcomings of typical product management, the opportunity that experience-driven thinking provides, and new organizational structures to support products that focus on the experience. He’ll also share stories of experience-driven success.

Agenda (TBC)

  • 6:00-6:30 PM Check-ins, nibbles, chatting
  • 6:30 – 6:45 PM Welcome, and Intros
  • 6:45 – 6:55 PM Shoutouts (one minute each, roles and projects and other meetups)
  • 7:00 – 7:45 PM Peter Merholz, and questions
  • 7:45 – 8:00 PM Wind up and thank yous
  • 8:00 PM Out the door and up the road to the pub for continued discussions.

Arq group: L23 / 680 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000

Presenter

Peter Merholz

Peter Merholz is an experience design and product management executive with 20 years experience across a broad range of digital media. In 2016 he co-wrote, with Kristin Skinner, Org Design for Design Orgs, the first book to address building and managing effective in-house design teams.

In 2001, Peter co-founded Adaptive Path, perhaps the world’s premier firm dedicated to user experience. Since leaving Adaptive Path in 2011, he’s been a design and product executive, and has recently embarked on a consulting, coaching, and training practice around matters of design organizations and design leadership.

In 1999, Peter coined the word “blog.” Really. In the OED and everything.

Host Sponsor

Arq Group, previously Melbourne IT Group, is Australia’s leading digital solutions partner. Arq Group is the dynamic space for smart thinkers. Creating unforgettable experiences, solving complex challenges and providing seamless, end-to-end solutions – from design thinking to customer solutions, leading mobile, cloud and analytical insights, digital marketing to web design – Arq Group powers the growth of businesses, big and small. 

Main Photo by Kipras Štreimiki