Ideas on Design presents the Typography Workshop, exploring design as a catalyst for innovation across industry sectors to raise awareness about the value of design and build knowledge and skills for design excellence.
Presented in partnership with Monash University, The Imperfect Letter will have you work with Henrik Kubel from renowned A2-Type, a London based design studio and type foundry. This workshop will introduce the process of drawing letters and generating ideas for future fonts by way of sketching by hand. No colour allowed!
A2-Type is a new type foundry set up by A2/SW/HK. Established to release and distribute over a decades worth of specially crafted typefaces the foundry offers access to a unique collection of fonts. Learn from Kenrik and his experience with designing custom fonts for clients, such as; Expedia, Airbnb, The Independent Newspaper and associated magazines, Royal College of Art, UK Government in collaboration with Margaret Calvert, Qmplify, Aperture magazine, SteensenVarming, Afterall Journal, RIBA Journal, Motorola, Optimum, Faber & Faber, Friend of the Earth, Wallpaper*, Traveler magazine and Harvard University Press.
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agIdeas International Design Forum
Thursday May 14, 2015
Presenting a new compact 1-day design forum with a series of presentations and panel discussions. A hand-picked line up of designers across disciplines who stand out in the world for their ideas and execution of their craft. Look inside the practice of these gifted creatives. The International Design Forum will be supported by a series of in-depth masterclasses providing unprecedented access to these design industry leaders.
Business Advantage Breakfast Seminar, 'Design is How it Works'
Wednesday May 13, 2015
Hear the latest in global thinking about design’s role as a strategic resource for building business advantage from past editor at Business Week and world-renowned author Jay Greene. His latest book Design is How It Works presents in-depth discussions with CEO’s from design driven corporations and SME’s across the world. Jay will be joined by Twitter’s Design Director, Miki Setlur, to look at how one of the world’s largest and most successful social media platforms has integrated design into their DNA. Local business leaders will form a panel to explore how these global examples relate to the Australian context.
Design for Business Research Conference
Tuesday May 12 - Wednesday May 13, 2015
Initiated in 2011, this transdisciplinary conference invites researchers and professionals from Australia and around the world to present their latest studies on the intersection of design and business. All submissions are subjected to a rigorous peer review by a panel of over 100 internationally acclaimed experts. By encouraging discourse on design and its benefits to business, we help our stakeholders to further understand the role of design in creating value. Full papers presented at this conference are published globally via Intellect Books and their association with the University of Chicago Press.
Design Futures: Secondary School Design Forum and Careers Expo
Thursday May 14, 2015
For those interested in careers in design and those teaching our next design leaders, the Design Futures Forum offers an unmatched window into the careers of global design masters. To celebrate the 25th Anniversary of agIdeas, we present a hand-picked line up of designers from across disciplines who stand out in the world for their ideas and execution of their craft. Look inside the practice of these gifted creatives and explore career pathways at the design course expo with information stalls from major design colleges. Shape your future.
Designing Products: Get hands on with Twitter, Pinterest and fuseproject
Friday May 15, 2015
In partnership with San Francisco Design Week we present designers from the San Francisco Bay Area including Twitter and Fuseproject. Look inside these companies and learn how they develop new products, from apps to hardware, through design-led strategies. This intimate workshop will give you a peek behind the scenes at how companies from the Bay Area approach designing product, a taste of the unique challenges these designers face day-to-day, and exposure to the methods used to tackle them. Participants will work with a small group of practicing and aspiring product designers and get their hands dirty solving a real challenge.
Entertainment Design Masterclass
Wednesday May 13, 2015
A rare opportunity to meet the creative leaders from the entertainment industry and learn from their experience. This Masterclass includes presentations and demonstrations by highly accomplished designers from LA-based Gnomon School of Visual Effects, who will take you inside their personal projects and processes. Gnomon was founded as a professional training center for designers looking to advance their studies within the visual effects industry.
Work with Neville Page, Alex Alvarez, Madeleine Scott-Spencer, Neil Huxley and Aaron Limonick. These designers have worked on some of the biggest movies and games, including Tomb Raider, Assassins Creed, The Last of Us, The Hobbit, Lord of the Rings, Avatar, Prometheus and Star Trek just to name a few. They will share their techniques, workflows and their experience working in teams of advanced practitioners and award winning directors. Participating artists and designers will have the chance to hone their skills, meet facilitators and further their potential.
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If you are travelling interstate or internationally to the festival there are many options to choose from in Melbourne CBD. We recommend the Westin Melbourne for premium accommodation in the city.
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By sharing ideas on design we build design capability within communities via education programs and resources that explore the power of design in making a difference to business and society. This is facilitated through conferences, masterclasses, workshops, exhibitions, public programs and online resources. We present the experience, skills, knowledge and opportunities to connect with design practitioners, business leaders and researchers who are experts across design disciplines and industry sectors.
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