Global Voices 'UK Launch Event, Melbourne Event and more!'
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Doing Design Festival V3 'Better Together' - February 11 2022. Tickets:

It’s beginning to feel and look a lot like Christmas, and possibly sound like it - as you’ll probably hear I’ve got a cold - like most of Europe we are all working our way through this whole pandemic - but we are all looking forward to Christmas in my household.

So, there's been some updates from chapters, and we have an event happening this coming week in the UK, so will be hearing from Laura Falorni our wonderful chapter lead there.

Slack Channel

Wow, since the last episode, we had over 100 people join the This is HCD Slack channel. As we work towards leaving Meetup, this is where you will find your local tribe. As we work to build out and work with more community builders - feel free to drop in to the specific spaces on Slack and connect with other like minded people.

There’s Chapters in there for Canberra, Sydney, Melbourne, Berlin, Cameroon, Ireland and UK.

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UK event

Link to register for that is in the show notes. Even if you’re not in the UK, and can make it - pop along - it’s open to everyone!

GUEST NAME: Paul Bailey
TALK: Every year over 1.8 million practical driving tests are conducted in the UK. This completely paper-based service had seen little change in over 25 years and was in desperate need of modernisation.
But with a user base reluctant to change and new to the technology, how can you bring everyone along successfully with digital transformation?
Paul Bailey, Head of Design within SPARCK, will tell us his journey to digitise and improve and the UK’s Practical Driving Test Experience.
In this talk, he’ll share his insights including…
— why focussed user research, co-creation and continuous user engagement, is the shortest route to delivering innovation
– what you need to do to successfully pass a Government Digital Services Assessment
— how Human-Centred Design adds ‘Oomph!’ to Agile and empowers teams to stay laser focussed on user needs whilst delivering outcomes at pace
And of course, he’ll explain how to design ‘for blind dinosaurs with sausage fingers.’ 

Register here:


There’s an event brewing in Melbourne too ‘From practitioner to leader - effective design leadership in a rapidly transforming world" with Susanna Carman. Melbourne is a buzzing community for us and lots going on. This one happens on December 8th and registration details are below.


Doing Design Festival V3

We launched the latest version of the Doing Design Festival and it’s set for Feb 11 2022. Featuring some of our best trainers at - including Marc Stickdorn, KA McKercher, Adam Lawrence, Markus Hormess, Renatus Hoogenraad, Adrienne Tan, and Rachael Dietkus - the theme is Better Together.


Now, at the time of posting this, there’s a handful of early bird tickets available and once they are gone, they are gone folks. The early bird rates for all the courses we run on This is Doing is ONLY available via the newsletter that we run (combined This is HCD and This is Doing). Sign up below for that.


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