COPENHAGEN SEP 29-30, 2021

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Sep 28 TALENT MATTERS 21

Again this year we will offer a half-day conference for design students, where they get a chance to meet some of the amazing international designers from Design Matters. The event will also have time for networking and mingling!

When? Sep 28, from 14:00 to 17:00.
Where? Royal Danish Academy (Institute for Visual Design), Philip De Langes Allé 10, 1435 Copenhagen.

 

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*IMPORTANT: In order to be admitted, all participants need to show at the entrance a negative test or proof of vaccination.

 

Talent Matters is supported by Royal Danish Academy, DMJX, Erhvervsakademi Aarhus, AAU Aalborg Universitet and HK.

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Program

14:00
WELCOME TO TALENT MATTERS

Ryo “Roy” Sampei, designer at FLYING PENGUINS INC. in Tokyo, will introduce you to Talent Matters 21 and guide you thoughout the whole event presenting each talk.

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14:30
MATTEO GRATTON
DESIGN ADVOCATE, SKETCH

Can data and ethics live together?

Putting together a product as designers is a challenge on its own. But what happens when you take ethics, privacy, and data into account? What is the extent of the slippery slope about asking & storing data? In his talk, Matteo Gratton will take you through practical examples and cases from Sketch and other design products and discuss how designers can look at their process from a privacy perspective. He will share the story of how Sketch managed to build a collaboration feature that respects users’ data and design ethics, with all the challenges, pitfalls, and learnings.

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15:00
LISA APERS
HEAD OF DESIGN, UNDO

How to not let a fast paced, growth driven, agile environment kill your creativity

Design systems and designers have had a love-hate relationship for a long time. Design systems are great for speed, but you can argue that design systems will add more restrictions to a project or a feature and don’t leave much room for creative exploration. At Undo, a rapidly growing fin-tech startup in the Nordics, we disagree. In contrast, we use design systems as a tool to create more room for creative exploration. By combining a well-thought-out design process, a design system, the Pareto principle, and a creativity check, we built a framework that allows us to design and build more creative solutions without compromising on efficiency and developing time. In this talk, Lisa will share her hands-on experiences working with design systems at Undo, collaboration with engineers, investment in designOps, and creativity.

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15:30
RUNE MADSEN & MARTIN BRAVO
DESIGNERS & CO-FOUNDERS, DESIGN SYSTEMS INTERNATIONAL

From design rules to design tools

One of the most valued skills of a designer today is the ability to create beautiful and functional design systems. Whether it’s designing a set of web components or tokens for a new visual language, designers are encouraged to leave behind the focus on one-off designs and instead distill their design thinking into clear rules that can be used to create many variations of the same design. A sort of meta-designer, as Donald Knuth would put it. This approach opens up possibilities for creating custom, project-specific tools that allow customers to generate dynamic assets on demand, with rules encoded in the software itself instead of in a style guide.In this talk, we will show how to create web-based design tools using Mechanic, our open source design production toolchain that leverages modern web technologies to automate design workflows.
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16:30
Ulrike Rausch
TYPE DESIGNER, LIEBE FONTS

Brush, Ink & Code – The Making of a Font

Most people expect type designer Ulrike Rausch is sitting down with pen and paper to design her fonts. But actually, getting from the first drawings to a working font is not a purely analog process but rather a pretty geeky software endeavor.
In her talk, Ulrike shows how she designs typefaces and how she builds fonts. Ulrike will also demonstrate how nerdy OpenType programming adds just the right analog touch to her handwriting style. You will learn how to use pro fonts like a pro—no matter if you use layout software like Adobe InDesign or a standard word processor like Microsoft Word.

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Evening

If you feel like connecting and meeting with more designers, this meetup is for you!

Attendees of Design Matters 21 will also be invited to an informal meetup at KLUB, in the heart of Copenhagen. There, you have the chance to meet other designers, have a drink, and listen to two lightning talks on Ethical Design by Zalando and the Danish Design Center.

When? Sep 28, from 19:00.
Where? KLUB, Linnésgade 25
1361 København K
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