We are very excited to announce our first conference on June 16th and 17th 2020 to be held in the gorgeous space of The Richmond Education and Event Centre in Dublin. The theme of the conference this year is Design Politics.

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Design is the act of making change, whether at an ecosystems and organisational level or putting products and services into the world. The theme of Design Politics is deliberately open to broad interpretation. For some this will mean the people politics of projects, teams, clients, stakeholders — all the stuff that forms much of the daily work of designers. For others, it will mean how design decisions affect society, culture, actual politics, and the planet.

We hope the 2020 conference will not only be a rich and inspiring discussion of these issues and more, but also result in tangible outputs, questions and answers.

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Design Politics

Learn, Reflect and Do with our international community of 4000+ people, that is made up of product managers, service designers, user experience designers, design researchers, content designers, product designers and more.

1-Day of conference talks

  • 1 theme
  • 4 keynotes
  • Lightning speakers
  • Networking event

1 day of workshops

  • 2 tracks
  • 1 theme
  • Networking event

About the conference

  • Zero environmental impact – we are aiming to predict, reduce, measure, track and offset our impact.
  • Balanced gender ratio
  • Preferable flight restrictions of 2-3 hours from Dublin for attendees to help with carbon reductions
  • Remote online access to specific workshops
  • Where possible, all produce locally sourced and provided by local independent suppliers
  • All workshop materials recycled
  • Live podcast round-tables with hosts from This is HCD


Coming soon

Meet the team

Gerry Scullion
Main organiser / Conference Director
Andy Polaine
Program Curation / Conference Director
Hazel White
Conference Advisor
Mike Press
Conference Advisor
Melanie Rayment
Conference Advisor
Gerry McGovern
Conference Advisor

Dr John Curran
Conference Advisor
Adrienne Tan
Conference Advisor

Posted by Gerry Scullion

Founder of This is HCD and host of Bringing Design Closer. Founder and CEO of This is Doing Ltd.

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