We don’t just do design. We start conversations with like-minded and diverse groups of people, whether they have a shared interest in design, technology or inspiring social good. Portable has hosted a number of events over the past decade: film festivals, panel talks, various launches and conferences.

Join us at one of our upcoming events.

Portable Talks: How Feminists Do Agile (Lunchtime Edition)

Presented by our Chief Operating Officer Sarah Kaur, the talk will focus on how Portable's all female Production team turns the male dominated Agile Methodology upside down with a feminist imperative.

The New Infrastructure Brisbane: Breakfast and Launch

We’ve been thinking a lot about how we, as designers, can help create smarter and more sustainable infrastructure, for us and generations to come, and are now sharing what we’ve found—to start a more human-centred conversation with ministers, policymakers, mayors, architects, corporations, and communities.

Portable Talks Sydney: How Feminists Do Agile

Presented by our Chief Operating Officer Sarah Kaur, the talk will focus on how Portable's all female Production team turns the male dominated Agile Methodology upside down with a feminist imperative.

Friends of Portable: Neighbourhood 'Death' Drinks

While we tend to avoid talking about death at all costs, it’s the only thing in life we can’t avoid (other than taxes). This 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, and help us with our research.

Portable Talks: Storytelling moves to Conversational UI

First came the command line, then the graphical user interface, and now conversational formats are emerging as the new user interaction paradigm. Portable is pleased to announce that Dennis Mortensen will be appearing as part of our Portable Talks series, streaming all the way from New York City!

The New Infrastructure Melbourne: Launch and Breakfast

We’ve been thinking a lot about how we, as designers, can help create smarter and more sustainable infrastructure, for us and generations to come, and are now sharing what we’ve found—to start a more human-centred conversation with ministers, policymakers, mayors, architects, corporations, and communities.

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Portable Talks Series

We’re pleased to announce Portable Talks — a new series of events in which we bring people together to chat about trends and issues across design and technology.

Join us at our Collingwood office on the last Friday of every month to experience speakers – both local and international – discuss trends across design and technology.

Follow the link below to register your interest, and we will let you know what we will be talking about next!
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Design for Justice

Design and law do not typically meet, but we think they are perfect for each other. For the past several years we have been working on projects across the justice sector, driven by a desire to use design and technology to make it more accessible, equitable and efficient for all users.
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The New Infrastructure

The infrastructure around which we build our lives is essential to maintaining our quality of life. Yet in major cities around the world, infrastructure is ageing and is rapidly becoming outdated. We’re starting the conversation and we’re ready to make the change.
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Innovating In Government

Making change within government is not easy. Our latest report explores the drivers of government innovation within Australia. We’re sharing our insights by launching it across Australian cities.
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Data Driven Design

Over the past year we’ve been working to articulate a new Design Thinking practice that places data in the centre of the design experience. We’re finally unveiling this approach and travelling around Australia to present our Data Driven Design insights, lessons and processes.
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Redesigning Work

As part of our continuing exploration of how technology is reshaping our world, we are publishing a new report: Redesigning Work. The report provides an in-depth look at how technology is shaping the future of work, and what we can do to prepare.
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