DESIGNHACK - REDESIGNING AUSTRALIA: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHE PROXIMITY AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

DESIGNHACK - REDESIGNING AUSTRALIA: A COLLABORATION BETWEEN CHE PROXIMITY AND GENERAL ASSEMBLY.

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. campuses

GA D.C., 1776
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

GA D.C. (Northern Virginia)
2231 Crystal Drive #1000
Arlington VA 22202

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

DesignHack is a team based product-building event that is the first of its kind here in Australia. A collaboration between CHE Proximity and General Assembly, DesignHack is a unique co-creation event which aims utilise the talents of General Assembly's Alumni to solve complex socio-political problems.

The first DesignHack kicks off on Friday 27rd November at 6pm and continues until 11pm when we will wrap up with team presentations, judging and prizes.

What are we designing?

CHE Proximity have been working with the Australian Futures Project, a not for profit initiative whose sole objective is to build Australia’s capacity to make decisions for a flourishing shared future beyond 2020.

Imagine an Australia that has addressed the uneven economic impacts of the mining boom, unleashed the next wave of productivity gains, built the infrastructure to take advantage of the Asian century, achieved gains in equality and opportunity for Indigenous Australians, reined in our growing ecological footprint and dealt with obesity, diabetes and mental health problems.

That’s not too much to ask, is it?

Our objective is to build platforms that spark a deeper national conversation about these and many other issues shaping Australia’s future. We want to encourage and facilitate action towards a better future, and instil a sense of possibility among all Australians.

And we need your help designing the right platform.

How the night will run

  1. Form multidisciplinary teams (UX Designers, Product Managers, Web Developers, Digital Marketers, Data Analysts, Visual Designers etc.)

  2. Get debriefed by our lead researcher Sarah Ling and hear stories, anecdotes and insights gathered during our months of research

  3. Learn some great new UX techniques from one of Australia’s leading full circle agencies –a mix of creatives, UXers, producers and strategists

  4. Put your new-found skills into practice by designing a new platform

  5. Present your ideas back to our panel of judges and win prizes ($1000) for the best idea

  6. Drink beer and eat pizza

  7. Network like crazy

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