We are thrilled to announce that tickets are available for the new virtual version of Design Politics 2020 – an online conference for change makers June 16, 17 & 18 2020.

After lots of work behind the scenes to rework the event that was going to be held in Dublin, we’ve created an online experience with each session repeated twice per day, making it easier for our international audience to attend.

Ticket holders will gain access to conference stream pages each day, with interaction via our Slack community. The workshops are on Zoom and with activities via MURAL, who are sponsoring the event.

At a time when many speakers have seen their whole year of conference income vanish, we made a commitment to pay our speakers the same as if they had been coming to Dublin. But we’ve also tried to strike a balance to make the tickets and workshops as affordable as possible.

Buy your tickets now!

About the conference

Design is the act of making change through putting products and services into the world. There are always politics in design — within project teams, studios, client stakeholders, impact on the environment, culture and society.

Design Politics is a chance to spend much-needed time thinking about and discussing the complexities and unintended consequences of design.

Some of best inspiration comes from outside of your own field, so we’ve pulled together an engaging group of speakers from a mix of backgrounds to stimulate your thinking.

Meanwhile, the workshops from Lou Downe, Marc Stickdorn and Vimla Appadoo will give you plenty of tactical tricks and tips to take back to your work, face-to-face or virtual.


Thanks to all our sponsors and partners who have helped Design Politics actually happen.


MURAL is a digital workspace for visual collaboration and are our platinum partners for the Design Politics online conference.

Our platform and professional services enable innovative teams to think and collaborate visually to solve important problems. Simply put what’s on your mind on sticky notes. Then organise in lists, flowcharts, diagrams, frameworks, methods and drawings to activate and align your team.

We love you, MURAL!

This is Doing

This is Doing is the latest and greatest remote learning platform, with some of the world’s best design and innovation trainers. 

Learning new skills doesn’t have to mean taking time off work. 

They provide remote, flexible training options to help you grow your design and innovation capabilities.


Rosenfeld Media

Rosenfeld Media – Unequaled user experience expertise, in print and in person.

Rosenfeld Media provides deep user experience design expertise in the formats you need. They have generously offered to give all Design Poltics attendees a 20% discount of their books. You’ll find the code in your digital swag bag.

BIS Publishers

BIS Publishers is consistently looking for new thoughts, methods and technique that stimulate creativity in its broadest scope. They cover fields across the creative arts and business, such as creative thinking, design thinking, architecture and advertising.

All Design Politics attendees will a receive a generous 20% discount of BIS Publisher’s books via their digital swag bag.

Experience Fellow

ExperienceFellow enables to research customer experience in real-time and across channels. The solution combines a mobile app for customers to report with web-based software for the company to analyze experiences.

All Design Politics attendees will get an extra month free trial via their digital swag bag.


Smaply is a web application for teams to digitize, centralize and standardize their customer experience insights. It makes it easy to collaborate on journey maps, personas and stakeholder maps, collect feedback from others, and create professional exports.

All Design Politics attendees will get an extra month free trial via their digital swag bag.

Posted by Andy Polaine

Service Designer & Innovation Consultant, Educator, Trainer, Coach, Podcaster, Author of Service Design: From Insight to Implementation

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