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.

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All The Feels: Experiments in Empathy (and design),
melbourne design week

Empathy. It helps us understand the people we're designing for and motivates us to solve their trickiest problems. But do we trust ourselves to really use it?

Human-centred Designer Joe Sciglitano takes us on a journey to discover the what, how and why of empathy, and how it's transformed his design practice. Hear experiences from the darker side of Human Centered Design and how to stay safe whilst daring to bring your full humanity to work.

With plenty of storytelling, animated GIFs and journeys into the unconscious, you'll laugh, you'll cry, but that's kinda the point, ya feel me?

RSVP to secure your spot! Drinks and nibbles will be provided (as always!)

When: Thu 21st March 2019 6:15pm onwards AWST
Where: Portable 5 Easey Street Collingwood VIC 3066

The Future of Death and Ageing in australia, Melbourne Design Week

The user experience of growing old, getting sick and dying is never going to be great. But a whole series of the experiences along the way are far more unpleasant and frustrating than they need to be, especially for those close to and caring for a person who is elderly or dying.

In this talk for organisations, public servants and individuals, Portable discusses its year-long research and development initiative into the future of death and ageing, describe how a human-centred perspective can be used to improve citizen experiences and illuminate a path to a more positive future.

Join us to hear the insights from our report The Future of Death and Ageing. Coffee and a light breakfast will be provided.

RSVP to secure your spot! 

When: Fri 22nd March 2019 8:00am - 9:30am  AWST
Where: Portable 5 Easey Street Collingwood VIC 3066

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