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Inaugural Service Design Conference 3 May 2011

The first Service Design Conference was held earlier this month in Sydney, organised by Steve Baty and Donna Spencer – the team behind UX Australia. It was one stream with 7 presentations in scenic Darling Harbour. It was nice to not have to scurry between rooms for multiple tracks and good to know I wasn’t missing […]

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Creative Sydney: Free events this June in Sydney

If you are in a creative or tech field I highly recommend you mosie over to the Creative Sydney site and check out the free events on offer. Creative Sydney is part of the Vivid Festival. This booked out very quickly last year so hurry. There are talks on the impact of technology on future […]

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5 reasons to go to industry events

Anyone who visits this blog often may have noticed I go to a lot of industry events. I love hearing talks, I always get something out of it, but even meet-ups without guest speakers are an opportunity to learn from your peers. So if you’re too shy or too busy to fit an event into your calendar – […]

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Spreets co-founder Dean McEvoy – the long road to instant start up success, 19 April 2011 at FED

Do you have what it takes? Dean McEvoy’s success with Spreets seems like luck and good timing – Spreets was the first group buying site in Australia, and the company recently sold to Yahoo! for a sum reportedly around the $40 million mark after less than a year in business. But the story of Spreets goes […]

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Service Design Drinks 9: Lauren Tan on social design in the UK 22 March 2011

Earlier this week Lauren Tan presented at Service Design Drinks on her university research paper. In it she looked at 2007 DOTT (Design of the Times, internet archive link, may not be complete site) design projects in the public and social space. “This PhD programme aims to identify and understand how design methodology is used […]

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Sydney Institute: Political Abuse and the Web 15 March 2011

While I found myself agreeing in small parts to the speakers at last week’s Sydney Institute, I could not agree with the pessimistic views on politics on the web. The Sydney Institute is a forum for discussion on politics and current affairs. Despite it’s decidedly conservative leanings efforts are usually made to present a somewhat […]