Design Transitions on Tour


Over the last year or so, we have been talking to audiences about the book and using it to kick start conversations and generate new insights into some of the questions raised by the book. Here are the list of events and external links to write-ups of the events. These conversations have been key to helping us bring together a few ideas we’ve had on where our next focus should be. We will soon be announcing the focus of our next book soon!

Design Transitions at ServDes

Brave New Worlds – Findings from the Design Transitions presented to the Service Design and Innovation academic community at the ServDes Conference, 9-11th April, 2014. You can download our paper here.

Image from Frederik Matheson

Design Transitions in Oslo – Joyce were invited to present at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design’s (AHO) inaugural alumni event on the 5th of June, 2014. The event was a celebration of AHO’s past as well as looking forward to its future by inviting past alumni back to share their experiences. Joyce’s talk focused on the four trends for the future of design practice emerging from the book.

DSC00206Design Transitions in Malaysia – KBU International College hosted a workshop and panel discussion ‘Design Transitions: Conversations on How Design is Changingin conjunction with their final year show for Graphic Design and Interior Architecture students on the 12th of July, 2014. Joyce hosted the panel discussions which included a range of well-established design practitioners in Malaysia: Asri Ahmad (Rifaie Chua Sethi), Farah Azizan & Adela Askandar (Studio Bikin), Eric Cruz (Leo Burnett), Joseph Foo (3nity), Kal Jofferies (Tandem Fund), Dr Nurul Rahman (Universiti Sains Malaysia), William Harald-Wong (William Harald-Wong & Associates).

Design Transitions launch in SydneyDesign Transitions launch in Australia, Sydney , 11th November 2014. Hosted by Deloitte, Australia as part of the Design as Strategy series put on by Deloitte in partnership with Good Design. Lauren Tan hosted the discussion with special guest Chris Vanstone from TACSI. Here is a more detail write-up of the event by Meld Studio.

Presentation at TCDC

Design Transitions in Bangkok – Joyce was invited to share insights from the book at the Thai Centre for Design in Bangkok on the 12th of February 2014. She talked about how design is changing around the world and what it means for Thai designers. A Thai summary of the talk which can be translated into English using Google translate.


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