Senior Product Designer
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. From giving a new life to old trends to rediscovering pixels, and remixing AI-generated compositions, reusing will be all in for 2024. This theme will look into digital design trends like maximalism, but also non-digital design disciplines – like architecture, furniture, spatial design, engineering, biology – and non visual design. This topic will look at all those disciplines and digital products that are helping things find a new life. It’s time to give a scrap!
Although designers may sometimes be disregarded these days, they surely leave a lasting impact in shaping the world of tomorrow. This theme will dig deep into what makes a designer…a designer. This theme will explore the various shapes a design role can take, the skills designers need today, their new roles, responsibilities, and the inspiration they can draw from classical disciplines. Things are changing, but change begets opportunity!
Design can be found everywhere, but because its presence is so ingrained into the products we use every day, oftentimes businesses don’t stop to reflect on the impact – big and small – that design has. We’re also seeing that the design industry is going through massive changes. This theme will explore the ways in which design can be impactful and profitable, how design can stay relevant and ultimately how to measure and demonstrate the value of design to a business’ bottom line.
We designers are being asked to be responsible for what we design; in particular, for the effects the products we design can have on the people and the planet – be it addiction, misinformation, instigation of violence, loss of ecosystem diversity, or pollution. This theme will look into all the tangible ways in which design can truly support the planet, its people, and ecosystems, exploring what responsibilities, materials, and technologies designers can use to create a sustainable and an ethical future.
Design Matters is a global community of digital creatives who love to explore and inspire each other to break new ground in digital design
The conference will take place at Royal Danish Academy of Architecture, Design, and Conservation. The academy focuses on fostering creativity, sustainability, and innovation in the fields of architecture and design. Address: Philip de Langes Allé 10, 1435 Copenhagen K
Design Matters is an ally for diversity, equity, and inclusion, involving designers regardless of their ethnic background, sexual orientation, gender, or disability.