2 days of talks, takeaways and tales of transformation, by Design. At the first DesignUp Asia conference.
Called “the definitive design-in-tech conference” and listed amongst the world’s “most exciting design events” – DesignUp Asia conference comes to Singapore. With a stellar speaker lineup, workshops, masterclasses and a specially curated single track conference.
Registrations Open!
What people say…
“When you walk into DesignUp, it looks like a design conference in Europe or North America… They’re aware […] and they’re trying to push the profession forward.”
Khoi Vihn
Principal Designer, Adobe, Ex-Director NYT
“High quality, well organised and seriously impressive. We need more conferences like this in Asia.”
Kiat Lim
Regional Leader, IXDA AsiaPacific
“Major shoutout to @DesignUpConf […] one of the top design & tech conferences. […] It is taking the industry where it needs to go. If you haven’t attended, check it out.
Lauren Celenza
Senior Designer at Google
Speakers at DesignUp Asia 2019

Alysha Naples

Chief Experience Officer, Coach, Speaker, Strategist #NewInterfaces #DesignEthics

Eric Snowden

Senior Director of Design, Adobe #InteractionDesign

Kate Towesy

Research Operations Manager at Atlassian #ResearchOps #UserInsights

Katja Forbes

MD Designit AU & NZ | Top 10 female entrepreneurs in Australia #Ai #Research

Kunal Shah

Founder CRED, Formerly - Founder/CEO FreeCharge, Advisor Sequioa #Innovation #Fintech

Tatiana Toutikian

Service & Industrial Designer + Critical Design #Interactions #DigitalDesign

Yvonne Tse

Senior Consultant | Service Lead (User Research) at Assurity Consulting Ltd #VR #UserResearch
More speakers coming soon...
Submit a Talk
Do you play a leading role in the creation of a product or service? Showcase your work through a 10-minute lightning talk. Restricted to applicants from Singapore and its neighbours, we are interested to find out the design-processes and research methods that you have used to build a product or a service.
Complete a simple form to submit an application. We will reach out to selected applications a month before the conference.
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Spend an entire day with a leader discovering a process or exploring an Idea in-depth. Hosted at the National Design Centre located at 111 Middle Road.
Masterclass 1
June 18th (09.30 – 17.00)
Trusting Invisibility – Ethics & Design for AI
By Katja Forbes

So how can you trust something that you can’t see?The way many of the decisions that artificial intelligence makes for us are completely obscured. We can either be concerned about all of it, or at some point we will need to place our trust in the invisible. We need to trust that when the technology was created, it was created with someone who had similar concerns as you do. This masterclass explores how ethics can and must be infused in designing for AI.

Masterclass 2
June 18th (09.30 – 17.00)
The New
By Tatiana Toutikian

Technology and its businesses, modifies humans. Our lives have changed profoundly after the digital revolution. Newfound hand gestures have risen since the conception of our handheld devices. Our biological morphology has altered due to how we process, package, and market food. New emotional dependencies have been created since WhatsApp messages. There is a whole world out there unravelling that design isn’t participating in uncovering. In this workshop, we find those hidden worlds.

Masterclass 3
June 18th (09.30 – 17.00)
Design Thinking with Adobe XD
By Shandar Junaid

Design Thinking with Adobe XD – a practical and hands-on insight into the world of prototyping where you get to make an app and learn about applying Design Thinking methodologies and best practices to your UX workflow with Adobe XD. Attendees are requested to carry a laptop with Adobe XD installed. Adobe XD is a free software and can be downloaded here

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Why People Attend DesignUp Conferences
Learning you can apply fast

DesignUp indexes on the pragmatic and the actionable! Each edition is curated with diverse groups in mind: whether you’re working in Fintech or Govt Services, student or practitioner – with an MNC or Startup! We focus on fungible, cross-connected learning that you can start applying once you’re back at your desk.

And inspirations that last longer

Beyond applicable insights – we also focus on finding speakers and content that’s inspiring. That would continue to inspire you months after the event is over. Help you chart a path in your Design & tech journey. Students, non-Designers, aspiring-Designers attest to the value of the big pic that they find at DesignUp.

Connecting people, ideas, opportunities

DesignUp is all about connecting the dots. Wether you’re looking to better your process, refine leadership chops, find answers to career dilemmas or just reconnect with old friends and colleagues – we provide the space, the speakers and the setting for ideas to collide, flourish and create something afresh.

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June 18th (Masterclasses)
National Design Centre
111 Middle Rd, Singapore 188969
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June 19th (Conference)
Drama Centre Theatre
100 Victoria Street, National Library Building, Level 3, Singapore 188064
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Register early for the conference and grab discounts. Masterclass tickets are available as add-ons to the conference tickets.
June 18th: 1 Masterclass, Materials, Lunch, Tea/Coffee & a Certificate
SGD 200.00
(Limited seats. Till stocks last.)
Conference (Early Birds)
June 19th: All Talks, Lunch, Coffee/Tea/Cookies & Conference Kit
SGD 150.00
(Until April 30-2019 or stocks last)
Conference (Sharp Birds)
June 19th: All Talks, Lunch, Coffee/Tea/Cookies & Conference Kit
SGD 200.00
(Starts May-1-2019)
Conference (Later Birds)
June 19th: All Talks, Lunch, Coffee/Tea/Cookies & Conference Kit
SGD 300.00
(Starts June-10-2019)
Still have a question? Email us at team@designup.io

Are tickets refundable?

Unfortunately, No. Tickets once booked cannot be cancelled. However, if you wish to transfer them to a colleague or a friend send us an email at team@designup.io with your Booking Reference No. and the name, Email ID and Phone No. of the attendee you wish to transfer it to.

Why are there 2 venues?

The Training rooms at the National Design Centre, provide a great environment for Masterclasses on June 18th. The conference on June 19th will take place at the Drama Centre Theatre on the opposite side of the road.

Do you provide group discounts?

We provide a 15% discount for groups of 10 or more. Please write to team@designup.io and we will help you out with the coupon code.

Do you have social events where we can interact with speakers?

Speaker and Networking dinners will be announced close to the date. Do follow our social media channels and website for more information.