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Johannesburg 2019

South Africa



Event date
Fri, 22 February 2019


18h00 | Jason Hobbs: An introduction to World IA Day 

18h10 | Marcel Rossouw (Fjord)

18h40 | Sebabatso Mtimkulu (Joy to Use)

19h10 | Break (20 min)

19h30 | Angus Cambell (Campbell + Campbell)

19h55 | Kamani Naidoo (Freethinking Business Consultants) 

20h10 | Jason Hobbs (Human Experience Design)

20h20 | Wrap up & giveaways 

20h30 - onwards | Drinks & shenanigans @ 44 Stanley

18h10 - 18h40

Marcel Rossouw | Fjord Trends 2019

What are the next societal, technological and business trends that matter? What role will design play and how will design adapt for these yet undefined challenges?

In this session, we’ll delve into the themes contained in this year’s Fjord Trends Report, exploring themes that are shaping our collective futures.

Expect an immersive, mind-bending session that will showcase what the not-too-distant future might hold, how we might solve for it, and what this might mean for design.


18h40 - 19h10

Sebabatso Mtimkulu | Creating emotional safe space for Design teams

Learn how to apply tools that help create safe working spaces where Designers have permission to test assumptions without fear, learn and ultimately thrive.

19h30 - 19h55

Angus Campbell | Design solutions & Racing

Sport, racing & reinvention through Design 

19h55 - 20h10

Kamani Naidoo | All Eyez on me

I don’t feel individuals are aware of what they can do with their lives after they have studied specifically in design, CX and UX. I would like to bring forth my insights and share the experience and journey that I have had and have.

20h10 - 20h20

Jason Hobbs | The Turn to Culture

A central tenant of user centered design is its promise of scientifically validated evidence for the relevance and effectiveness of the things we create for our end users. Major critiques of the method have nonetheless been emerging over the past decade which challenge the science behind our design and our ability to cater for world views and cultures which don’t belong to the mainstream. In this presentation some of the key arguments in this debate will be shared and the question raised: are we doing enough to design for difference?