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The Google Design Lectures: Design as Performance

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  • What:
    Special Events
  • When:
  • Where:
    The Lydia & Manfred Gorvy Lecture Theatre

SPECIAL EVENT: In the first London Design Festival Google Design Lectures, four design teams develop new processes or products in public view, tackling challenging briefs, calling on expert witnesses, using the audience as guinea pigs as they develop their ideas. A unique opportunity to experience some of the most talented designers in the UK at work – and to get an entertaining glimpse of the collaborative ingenuity of the design process.

17 September
Nudge Nudge. Two design experiments about changing behaviour

With RCA Design Interactions

Charlotte Jarvis presents 'The Future is Not a Noun; It's a Verb', a live experiment at designing an experience to show how social rules can be used to change our behaviour. With guest appearances by Professor Richard Wiseman. J. Paul Neeley tackles the problem of designing for our complex world by posing the question, ‘Can you design for happiness?’

Note: Charlotte Jarvis’s performance may not be suitable for people with a phobia of clowns.

24 September
Living and Designing in the DIY Age With The Future Laboratory

Part lecture, part joint hacking workshop. Chris Sanderson of The Future Laboratory examines how open-sourced software, FabLabs and 3D printing are fostering a new hacker culture in which everyone can become the creator of their own products or brands.

Attendees of this lecture will receive a hacking kit for use during the lecture, containing a sample of sugru and a Technology Will Save us Electro-Dough kit.

Google Design Lecture 25 Sept

Simon Waterfall and Daljit Singh
Digital Design Futures
With onedotzero

The digital design industry’s creative leaders catapult the audience into the world of the future through the power of words and numbers and the occasional chart and image. From the obsession behind today’s clicks, visits, likes, and hits to the truth behind data, stats, buzzwords and language hacks, this is the show that takes you behind the magic curtain and tells you how it is... how it was and how it will be.

Please note: 18th September event has been cancelled. Please call 0207 942 2211 for refunds.

Past Event

Tickets are no longer available for this event