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Presentations, Sustainability, Work

IxDA Sydney—June 2016 presentation + notes

Last Thursday night I was privileged to present a short talk at the June IxDA Sydney meetup. (Thanks Joe!)

The slides from my talk are presented below:

Or you can download the slides, along with my speaker notes (PDF 2.8MB), which includes links to a lot of the inspirational projects I highlighted. Continue reading

Design, Housekeeping, Sustainability

PDC 2010

Today was the first day of the Participatory Design Conference being held at UTS.  Just a reminder about the Industry Day that’s happening on Thursday, for which Zumio is a sponsor.  (I’ve been unable to attend the entire conference due to work commitments — if you attended, please drop us a comment with your thoughts!)

The programme for the day is looking great — I’m very excited to see Mariesa from Inspire is presenting the opening keynote.  In talks and conversations I’ve often singled out Inspire as a great example of involving young people in their processes across the organisation, so I’m really looking forward to hearing more about their work in the participatory design space.  And of course I always love to hear from the folks at Digital Eskimo and CollabForge, who I know are doing great work.

But I’m also very excited to hear from some new (for me) voices in this area — and there’s plenty of very interesting folks in the panel and research sessions in the afternoon.  In any case, I hope to see you there…

Presentations, Sustainability

“Pure Living” IF Talk – July 14

Just a quick note to mention that I’ll be participating in the panel at July’s IF Talks, on the topic of “Sustainable Future & Pure Living”:

Our environment is currently facing huge obstacles that have the potential to seriously disrupt our future and the future of our shared environment. Whilst there is speculation, the current apocalyptic predictions for our planet tend to paralyze people rather than motivate people to take action.

However this is changing and Australia is home to some of the world leaders in environmental, sustainable and pure living methodologies, practices and knowledge.

IF set out to find the innovators who seek to create a better future for humanity by improving our shared environment. Be it through design, business, collaboration or strategic thinking and action.

This IF talk is an enthusiastic and informed look and discussion around the future of pure living, why, how and more importantly, how business, corporations and organisations can and should be applying this type of thinking to modern companies in the immediate future.

The Eventbrite page for the event has more details about the event (and you can also purchase tickets there if you’re interested in attending). All profits from IF talks are donated to STREAT to help provide homeless youth with a pathway to full time employment.

NGOs & Nonprofits

Amnesty are hiring

Another quick note to mention that Amnesty International Australia are hiring – from the AIA team:

AIA is recruiting! We’re looking for an experienced, energetic digital marketing professional to help us with our ambitious growth objectives. The role is responsible for designing and implementing online initiatives to recruit, retain and mobilise supporters. They need to be a whizz at copywriting, e-comms, design optimisation, SEM, SEO and social media — plus a bit of a data geek.

More information about the position is on the AIA site.

NGOs & Nonprofits

Social Innovation Camp this weekend

As mentioned previously, I’m attending the Social Innovation Camp organised by ASIX this weekend – now only one sleep to go.

I was going to write a quick post on my hopes for the weekend, but I read James Dellow’s take on it this morning and he says it better than I could, so head over and have a read of what he said ;)

I, too, will be attending in a “roving ‘mentor'” capacity, and I’m very much looking forward to participating in developing the variety of interesting and inspiring projects that have been invited to the camp. Should be a lot of fun…

Registration for attending the camp is now closed, but for those of you who want to follow proceedings from afar, follow AuSIX on Twitter, or search for the #ozsicamp hash tag.