COPENHAGEN SEP 29-30, 2021

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Pop-ups & Previous Events

2020 - Next Gen Design, Real Fake, Scrappy Creative

The sixth edition of Design Matters went hybrid, both in-person and online, for the first time. We explored the blurred line between real and fake, and looked into how Next Gen designers are coming up with creative and unique solutions to solve today’s problems with design. We also discussed new creative methods and approaches that could lead to new interesting ways of working in the future.

Some of the speakers: Twitter, Spotify, Adobe, Dropbox, Mozilla Corporation.

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2020 Tokyo Popup - Scandinavian Design Philosophy, Creative Empowerment, The designer's role

January 2020 saw the launch of our first pop-up Design Matters in Japan.

Together with international and Scandinavian designers, we explored the most important and relevant topics for digital designers, in a series of talks.

Diving into design methods and processes in 4 practical workshops on UI and UX design, we learned new techniques, actionable design skills, and found new inspiration.

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2019 - Minimal Tech, Design & Activism, Collaborative Tools for Design

In the fifth of Design Matters we explored how to create less intrusive digital products to avoid a tech burnout. Together with the audience we discussed how design can give minorities a voice and fight for the planet. And lastly, we looked into how collaborative tools are changing the way designers work, taking teamwork to a new dimension.

Some of the speakers: Duolingo, Slack, Figma, Behance, LEGO.

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2018 - Designing for Change, Mixed Realities, Being a Rebel

In the fourth edition of Design Matters, we addressed what roles and responsibilities designers hold in a world that has an increasing need for change. We talked about how designers can create immersive experiences in mixed realities, and how being a “Design Rebel” can bring innovation and generate outstanding designs.

Some of the speakers: Minecraft, The Outline, Headspace, Dropbox, Medium.

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2017 - Conversational UI’s, the DNA of Product Design, Embracing failure

In the third edition of Design Matters, we explored how we can design products without a visible interface. We also explored how to make the “design DNA” extend to all the touchpoints of a product. And finally, we discussed failure, and how embracing and accepting it can lead to great design solutions.

Some of the speakers: Spotify, Netflix, Vox Media, Uber.

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2016 - Fun and Casual Design

In the second edition of Design Matters, we went on a highly personal, informal and jolly journey to discover and break down the borders between users and interfaces. It was all about making the experience engaging and amusing!

Some of the speakers: Slack, Emojipedia, MailChimp, Google, BuzzFeed.

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2015 - Game-Changers in Digital Design

In the first edition of Design Matters ever, we gathered designers from all over the world. They shared their insights, learnings, and ideas on how to disrupt tradition and change the rules within digital design.

Some of the speakers: Airbnb, Clue, Volvo, BBC, Spotify, and MailChimp.

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