Design Week Round Up. Day 5

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Wow, what a week it’s been. And it’s not even the weekend yet!

Day 5 of the Melbourne International Design Week program served up an impressive array of presentations, workshops, talks and meetups to inspire design professionals and the public en masse.

Friday kicked off early with a free-flowing coffee and lively conversation at Robot – with David Johnson @ Creative Morning. Presenting on the theme of ‘Robot’ for the month of May, David Johnson, Creative Technologist at Whybin\TBWA delivered another thought provoking edition in the Creative Mornings series.

In partnership with San Francisco Design Week, the Designing Products Masterclass presented designers from Twitter, Pinterest and fuseproject to take look inside these companies and learn how they develop new products.

Typography enthusiasts were treated to an intimate workshop with Henrik Kubel from renowned A2-Type, a London based design studio and type foundry. The Typography Workshop: The Imperfect Letter, introduced the lucky few to the process of drawing letters and generating ideas for future fonts by way of sketching by hand.

For those interested in social innovation, the Make Trouble: Design for Change flash talik hosted by Oxfam, challenged their conventions and inspired them to cause a bit of trouble in the design world.

Our friends over at South of Johnston (SOJO) offered the perfect transition into the weekend with a night of locally sourced food in a beautiful environment. Discussion and laughter flowed against a relaxed backdrop at Design the ‘Local': Cafes as the Modern Living Room

If you haven’t engaged with Design Week yet, fear not, there’s still two full days to get involved and be inspired. Take a look at what’s on offer Saturday and Sunday, and join the  conversation on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

On the Radar, Saturday 16 May:

Cosmic Affair


Design Techniques and Concept Development

Shifting Gear

Experimental Practice

Top Designs

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