How Human-Centred Design Elevates AI

How Human-Centred Design Elevates AI

September 3, 2018
Jason Hendry's been researching AI and machine learning for the last couple of years but I’ve really struggled to incorporate it into human-centred design. Until recently.
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A Statement of Work

A Statement of Work

September 3, 2018
And why you should bother writing one. By Sarah Kaur.
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Present the Story, Not the Report

Present the Story, Not the Report

September 3, 2018
How to turn a 60-page report into magic. By Sarah Kaur.
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Design Thinking: Helping Put the “Public” in Public Policy

Design Thinking: Helping Put the “Public” in Public Policy

August 31, 2018
Too often, public policies are designed without… the public. But there's a perfect set of tools to address this, writes Eden Baker.
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Storytelling moves to Conversational UI

Storytelling moves to Conversational UI

August 14, 2018
First came the command line, then the graphical user interface, and now conversational formats are emerging as the new user interaction paradigm.
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Join Us: How the Gig Economy Will Impact Volunteering

Join Us: How the Gig Economy Will Impact Volunteering

August 14, 2018
The future of work is changing, and the gig economy is garnering a lot of attention – for both good and bad reasons. From food delivery to freelance services, the flexibility afforded by gig work is often portrayed as liberating, empowering and even glamorous, but the reality is far more complex.
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Design Your Death: a special edition of Portable Neighbourhood Drinks

Design Your Death: a special edition of Portable Neighbourhood Drinks

August 14, 2018
An unexplored and neglected area of discovery is Portable’s new frontier of work. At a special edition of our Neighbourhood Drinks you’ll get the chance to reflect on your perceptions and attitudes towards death and ageing (our twist on the concept of Death Cafes) and help inform our upcoming report into the social, economic and technological trends around death and ageing.
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We believe in Government

We believe in Government

July 18, 2018
Portable launches its Innovating in Government report in various Australian cities. Read more about the story that inspired the research.
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Haven’t Seen Us In a While?

Haven’t Seen Us In a While?

July 17, 2018
This month, Portable is talking at events and making the case for how smart design and empathy can turn the world into a better place.
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User Testing YourCase - We Need Your Help!

User Testing YourCase - We Need Your Help!

July 9, 2018
We are pleased to announce YourCase — a project we’re working on to reimagine the court experience, particularly for victims of family violence.
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Join us for a drink!

Join us for a drink!

July 9, 2018
To celebrate a great year, Portable are hosting drinks for our friends, clients and collaborators.
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Introducing YourCase: A tool to reimagine the court experience

Introducing YourCase: A tool to reimagine the court experience

July 9, 2018
We are pleased to announce YourCase — a project we’re working on to reimagine the court experience, particularly for victims of family violence.
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Portable Picks: The Best Design Books

Portable Picks: The Best Design Books

July 9, 2018
The second instalment of Portable Picks looks at our favourite design books.
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Government is a force for good

Government is a force for good

July 9, 2018
We’re talking about the people who work in government, who knows how the systems works, its quirks and its problem areas, and can thus work within it to make lasting change.
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Redesigning Work: Does the Office Need a Redesign?

Redesigning Work: Does the Office Need a Redesign?

July 9, 2018
New technologies are impacting not only what jobs we have, but how we do them. Automation is one prominent example of this.
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Redesigning Work: The Automation Debate

Redesigning Work: The Automation Debate

July 9, 2018
New technologies are impacting not only what jobs we have, but how we do them. Automation is one prominent example of this.
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Redesigning Work: Future Proofing Skills

Redesigning Work: Future Proofing Skills

July 9, 2018
What skills do you need to prepare for the future of work?
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Are you intern material?

Are you intern material?

July 9, 2018
We are looking for an experienced Developer to join our Melbourne-based team.
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Melbourne Event: Tech and Digital Disruption for Purpose

Melbourne Event: Tech and Digital Disruption for Purpose

July 9, 2018
Join us at General Assembly next week for a panel discussion on how technology can be used to achieve social good.
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Back to Basics: Defining Innovation

Back to Basics: Defining Innovation

July 9, 2018
The term innovation is bandied about a lot, but what does it actually mean? And what does it look like in the public sector?
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We’re Hiring: Creative Technologist

We’re Hiring: Creative Technologist

July 9, 2018
We are looking for an experienced Developer to join our Melbourne-based team.
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We’re Hiring: Senior Designer

We’re Hiring: Senior Designer

July 9, 2018
Are you organised, love digital and a people person? Portable wants to get to know you!
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Portable Picks: Our Favourite Design-Related Podcasts

Portable Picks: Our Favourite Design-Related Podcasts

July 9, 2018
The first instalment of Portable Picks looks at our favourite design podcasts.
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We’re Hiring: Design Strategist

We’re Hiring: Design Strategist

July 9, 2018
Are you organised, love digital and a people person? Portable wants to get to know you!
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The future of learning is peer-to-peer

The future of learning is peer-to-peer

July 9, 2018
Our work with Peer Academy aims to inspire change through peer-to-peer learning.
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Redesigning Work: Balance

Redesigning Work: Balance

July 9, 2018
Is technology good or bad for work-life balance?
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YourCase: Redesigning the delivery and experience of justice

YourCase: Redesigning the delivery and experience of justice

July 9, 2018
Helping users navigate the complex and often intimating justice system, from beginning to end
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The Future of Design is Data Driven

The Future of Design is Data Driven

July 9, 2018
The future of design is data driven but we need to change the way we think about design within organisations and as individuals.
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What Do Workers Want in Work?

What Do Workers Want in Work?

July 9, 2018
What do people define as success nowadays? does it occur post-career, what does it look like during the career? Looks like getting a job isn’t the sole indicator of success anymore.
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Designing Invisible Systems for Government

Designing Invisible Systems for Government

July 9, 2018
Service design understands the role of the user and what they seek to experience in their journey. Policymakers should look to service design to innovate policy and address social issues.
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We’re Hiring: Senior Digital Producer

We’re Hiring: Senior Digital Producer

July 9, 2018
Are you organised, love digital and a people person? Portable wants to get to know you!
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New Approaches to Designing the News

New Approaches to Designing the News

July 9, 2018
Service design understands the role of the user and what they seek to experience in their journey. Policymakers should look to service design to innovate policy and address social issues.
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What does the future of work look like?

What does the future of work look like?

July 9, 2018
Technology, globalisation and automation are all changing our relationship to work. Over the next decade, the way in which we interact with work could be dramatically different to today.
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3066 Neighbourhood Drinks

3066 Neighbourhood Drinks

July 9, 2018
Do you live and work in postcode 3066? Have an interest in design, technology or innovation? If the answer is yes, join us for our Neighbourhood Drinks in November!
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