About Design Matters
Design Matters is a Copenhagen-based conference on digital design – made for designers, by designers. It is a place to gather together, share ideas, and discuss experiences. Design Matters involves a knowledgeable community of creative and curious minds who share the same drive and passion for digital design, technology, art, and society.
Since 2015, Design Matters has been sharing stories about new movements in design, giving inspiration to designers from all over the world, growing each year and reaching 1000+ participants in 2019. In January 2020, Design Matters landed in Tokyo for the first time with a two-day event. In September 2020, it also went hybrid for the first time, with an online and in-person event. The videos of the talks from Design Matters 21 and Design Matters 20 are available on the video hub Vito.
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We, at Design Matters, are designers ourselves. This is why, every year, we bring on stage the most brilliant and skilled design practitioners to talk with honesty and passion about their experiences, challenges, successes, and failures. Our mission is to spark up the conversation about the work and the role of digital designers – now and in the future.
Design Matters is a two-day conference full of talks, workshops and evening activities.
All the talks revolve around specific themes that change every year. The workshops let you dig deeper into a specific technique, process, or skill that you can take home and put into practice right away. There is also variety of crafty activities and lighter evening events to allow you to unwind and socialise with other fellow designers.
Design Matters isn’t just a conference, though! It is also an opportunity to take part in exciting activities around Copenhagen the days before and after the event, such as museum tours, studio visits, and meet-ups. On the day before the conference is a special meet-up open to both participants and speakers, where you can make new friends before the conference starts.
In the evening, you can stay for a small gig, a couple of night talks, while hanging out with your new friends.
A UNIQUE, FESTIVAL-ISH EXPERIENCE
Digital design is the core of our DNA. But it isn’t our only source of inspiration; we draw inspiration from the arts, music, and the Scandinavian culture.
Design Matters isn’t only about inspiring talks and engaging workshops! We thrive to create the friendliest atmosphere, while caring about the smallest details when it comes to choosing food, music, venue, and decorations.
By joining Design Matters you will expand your knowledge, grow your network, experience new things, find inspiration, and most importantly…have a lot of fun!
Design Matters started back in 2015 with a group of designers on a mission to create a place to meet and learn from other designers. Today, Design Matters has grown into an internationally renowned conference welcoming diverse, knowledgeable, kind, and inspiring people from all over the world.
Want to know more about what we believe in and how we treat each other? Read our Code of Conduct!