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: Unlearning School – Design’s most dangerous assignment (Melb)

The name’s Fayle. Kate Fayle. And she’s just been given her most dangerous assignment yet. Join us to go back to school as Kate reveals Portable’s newest area of research and development. Fayle is a designer who wants to see how school can be a more empathetic and human-centred experience for students, parents, carers, teachers and policymakers.Why’s that dangerous? There’s only one way to find out...
When: Thursday 15 November 2018, 6pm
Where: Portable, 5 Easey St, Collingwood, VIC 3066

Portable Talks: Considering Mental Health in Design and Research (Perth)

Following full houses in Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, Portable is pleased to announce that Ryan will be travelling to Perth for the next edition of Portable Talks—Considering Mental Health in Design and Research. Our Service Design Lead Ryan Blandon, the talk will focus on how to plan and conduct research and co-design sessions that take into account the experiences, demographics and mental health of everyone involved. You’ll learn how to address sensitive issues safely, conduct workshops for users with lived experiences, work effectively with specialised user groups and create structures to support staff who work with sensitive issues. To secure your place, RSVP through the link.
When: Thu 22 November 2018 8am – 9am AWST
Where: Claisebrook Design Community, 25 Gladstone Street, Perth WA

Design Your Death: a Portable R&D Demo Evening (Melb)

You’re invited to Portable for the launch of our R&D into the future of death and ageing in Australia. We’ll present our report, and you’ll get hands-on with a series of new, interactive digital prototypes. These tools aim to improve death literacy, enable conversations, and create better relationships with loved ones by creating a better relationship with death. (Read more in our announcement post.)
When: Thu 22 November 2018 6pm
Where: Portable, 5 Easey St, Collingwood, VIC 3066

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