Broad, diverse, different
Design Outlook exists to celebrate, support and grow design in Australia. We take an optimistic outlook to our future and the impact design can make.
We predominantly achieve this through our annual DO festival, that reignites the design community across a week of open houses, meetups, masterclasses, conference talks, and more.
Why we're different
Design Outlook identifies as more than a festival. It aims to create an intentional part in maturing design in Australia.
We do this by sharing stories from industry, highlighting what it takes for design to thrive and for all of Australia to benefit from more inclusive, sustainable outcomes.
Our principles and promise
Broad: We focus on broad design discussions across disciplines and take a wide perspective
Diverse: We are diverse across gender, race, age, sexual orientation, physical abilities, skills, experience, and equity
Different: We push the boundaries of what it means to exist as a design conference and always opt for the stranger of two choices
DO’s Industry Curators play a vital role in creating the incredible experiences that we deliver through Design Outlook.
This includes the festival, conference, workshops, awards, and other streams we deliver.
They work collaboratively with other Industry Curators, the Advisory Board, the Community panel, and volunteers to deliver impactful and successful events that are measured by their excellence.
Our brand and philosophy
Design Outlook was created in response to three questions:
What is design in Australia?
What do we want it to be?
How can we drive it in that direction?
Responding to these questions, we’ve created a design festival to celebrate, support, and grow design in Australia with a focus on horizon 1 and beyond for design
We place significant emphasis on creating content that is immersive and deeply engaging for our audience, that is refreshingly optimistic. It provides solutions to problems and never admires them.
Finally, We lead the way by cultivating connections within the industry and designers throughout Australia and the world; and we always do it in person.
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