Web Directions has always had a strong focus on design; and yet it was only with the launch of our product design conference, Design last year, that we had a dedicated, stand alone event for all things digital product and service design. The response to last year’s Design was overwhelmingly positive, we’ve worked even harder on this years “difficult second conference” program for Australia’s only single track conference with a laser sharp focus on product design.
First up, we are thrilled to have long time friend of Web Directions (he first spoke for us way back in 2005), the genuinely legendary Jeffrey Veen. Founding member of the Wired magazine web team, founder of the ground breaking UX agency Adaptive Path, and the web-changing TypeKit. He’s been Vice President of Design at Adobe, and is now a Design Partner at VC firm True Ventures.
Jeff will open Design ’19, and you will not want to miss this!
She’s the co-author of the Design Systems Handbook and convenor of the Clarity Design Systems conference. No one has more experience with design systems than Jina.
Typographer and Design Strategist, Author of O’Reilly’s Responsive Typography, invited expert to the W3C’s Web Fonts Working Group, few people know more about the landscape of modern fonts and typography than Jason.
Get up to speed with the latest in dynamic, responsive digital typography from Jason.
Eva will focus on how we can ensure that digital products cannot be used as tools of abuse, with a goal to reduce harm in the world through centering the safety of victims of domestic violence, something she calls “designing for inclusive safety.”
Plus many more
There are as always many more sessions at Design, focussing on a broad range topics of real relevance to product design teams. We’ve worked hard to curate a really valuable lineup, and hope you take a few minutes to take a look at what we’ve put together for you. The full program is available at the Design ’19 site.
Early Bird tickets are available now
If you work in product design, the Design, in Melbourne April 11 and 12 is for you. Register before March 16th to get the early bird pricing.