Upcoming Events — 2023

Revealing the ways in which exceptional design changes behaviour, maximises impact and delivers an undeniable return on investment.

Help inspire people about the impact design has  on people, the planet, and profit; Help people storytelling the value of design; Help give people perspectives on focusing on long-term value; Help drive more investment into the design disciplines

This speaker series will see eminent local and international industry leaders shine a light on the ways in which design adds value to organisations and the people, families and communities they serve.

Design enhances the physical and digital worlds, and dramatically changes the way communities, families and individuals feel, think and act.

The Designers Institute of NZ was a pivotal player in producing the Value of Design Survey 2017 where research was conducted into the substantial contribution from the design sector to the New Zealand economy. The first-ever attempt to put an economic value on design in New Zealand, the 2017 report details a highly-skilled, creative, knowledge-intensive sector which added an estimated $10.1b to New Zealand’s gross domestic product 4.2% of GDP.

The Return on Design speaker series will revisit this research with a current outlook, critiquing the role design has played in magnifying essential value to the New Zealand economy, and seek to answer:

How does design deliver different types of value?
How do we measure the impact of what we design?
How can we story-tell this value?
How do we ensure good investment into future design?

Kick-off in late March (Dates TBC), with a session every other month throughout the year.

Live events, held in the evening, recorded for future viewing.
Host plus 2-3 speakers per session.
The Potential for an ongoing Podcast as a future commitment.