Fringe: Melt Fashion Rave
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Fringe: Melt Fashion Rave

Fashion & Music

Melt collective fashion rave

MELT FASHION COLLECTIVE

It’s a collaborative collective, in pursuing the underground fashion scene in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Like the slang word, we are creatives first interpreting what’s around us and exploring the medium as designers. 

We take on designers be that designers of textiles, garment, graphic or set. Working together to create something for the sake of creating. Our stylists have the opportunity to explore our stories and develop visuals, to carry this into the sales and business side of design. We work together as a team, helping each other like a dysfunctional fashion house. We all have our own traits and perks and that’s a fundamental about being a part of Melt, it's that you have something to offer.

Designers : 

- Marky Marc

- Sean Henry

- Inspire The Sound

- Senan ONeill

Stylists :

- Geri Doherty

- Lucy Graham

Instagram : 

- @meltfashioncollective

www.facebook.com/meltfashioncollective

Over 18's 

£10.00

Book here

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Design Film Night: The Shining
Nov
10
6:00 PM18:00

Design Film Night: The Shining

Ages 15 & over

Reception + Talk + Film

18.00 - Reception

18.30 - Design Talk by Richard Daniels from The Stanley Kubrick Archive

19.30 - "The Shining" directed by Stanley Kubrick


Stanley Kubrick Archive by Paul Heys

Image Credit: Paul Heys

We are excited to be screening Stanley Kubrick's horror classic "The Shining" at this year's Belfast Design Week. Based on the popular Stephen King novel, The Shining was given the Kubrick treatment through its use of fantastic set design, pattern and photography.

We'll be taking a look behind the scenes of Kubrick's films and design with a special talk by The Stanley Kubrick Archive.  

Oh, and every attendee will get an invite to our event reception and an exclusive design film night souvenir by Belfast-based designer Prints by Julz! 

The Shining is rated Certificate: 15

Join us for Design Film Night as part of #BDW17.

If you are Student, please bring proof of ID to the event.

Tickets - Students - £10 / General Admission - £15


With thanks to Belfast Film Festival, The Strand Arts Centre & The Stanley Kubrick Archive.

About the archive

The archive of acclaimed filmmaker Stanley Kubrick is the largest archive held at the Archives and Special Collections Centre and one of the most unique cultural collections from the latter half of the 20th Century. 

Kubrick maintained a high degree of control over his work and often working from home, was able to hold onto materials and resources that were generated by his rigorous and detailed pre-production and production work. These unique materials offer an extraordinary insight into his creative processes and the times in which he worked.

The archive spans the entirety of Kubrick's career from his time as a photographer for Look Magazine to his final film Eyes Wide Shut. The main concentration is of records created during the development and making of his films. There is also material related to his unfinished projects particularly AI: Artificial Intelligence and Aryan Papers and records created posthumously relating to projects such as the creation of DVD and video re-releases, documentaries and books about Kubrick and his work.

The archive includes draft and completed scripts, research materials such as books, magazines and location photographs. It also holds set plans and production documents such as call sheets, shooting schedules, continuity reports and continuity Polaroids. Props, costumes, poster designs, sound tapes and records also feature, alongside publicity press cuttings.

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Design Thinking
Nov
10
1:00 PM13:00

Design Thinking

Join us for Design Thinking at ArtsEkta, Northern Ireland's leading intercultural arts organisation situated in the heart of Belfast city centre.

The theme of our 2017 Design Thinking workshop is creating products and services to solve problems that refugees and asylum seekers living in Northern Ireland face. In teams we will begin by discovering the main issues faced; generate ideas and quickly prototype possible solutions. We will end the session with a 'Show & Tell' and feedback. 

The aim of this year's Design Thinking is to leave with the first stage of prototypes for products and services that could potentially be taken forward to develop over the next year and showcase at Belfast Design Week 2018.  We are keen to involve refugees and asylum seekers in the conversation + workshop and will be inviting them to participate.

Are you up for the Challenge? 

Join us at #BDW17

You don't have to be a designer to participate, this event is open to design enthusiasts and anyone that would like to contribute thoughts and ideas on this issue.

We will be sending through information ahead of the workshop to all attendees.

This event is free, but spaces are limited, so please book to guarantee your spot!

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This workshop is in partnership with ArtsEkta & Judith Gordon.

Judith Gordon

Judith is a multidisciplinary designer, educator and entrepreneur based in Belfast. Judith runs design thinking workshops and is currently working on a fin-tech app MOCO® - The MOney COach created to help teach kids to become money smart.

Arts Ekta

ArtsEkta (Ekta means bonding/uniting in the Indian language) is a multi-award winning arts and cultural organisation that works to develop intercultural relationships at the heart of the community and is home to the Belfast Mela. We are dedicated to strengthening and deepening relationships between different cultures and communities through a series of exciting and inspiring cultural Arts based programmes. 

The ‘Refugee and Asylum Arts Initiative’, began in April 2014 this initiative has been developed by ArtsEkta. The programme was designed to support and promote the arts and cultural activities of Belfast refugee and Asylum communities. The project successfully involved a wide range of participant groups drawn from many different asylum-seeking and refugee and homeless communities. It responded creatively and effectively to newly emerging needs during the project implementation. This initiative used the opportunities and provided platform to share learning, ideas, information and work with each other to develop further ideas and have their own Social activity and the group of eight women named their initiative “ART ROUTE COLLECTIVE”. 

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FRINGE: UX Design - The importance of human-centric thinking
Nov
10
12:00 PM12:00

FRINGE: UX Design - The importance of human-centric thinking

As part of the Belfast Design Week Catalyst Inc. are looking forward to having Dr Justin Magee, Research Director for Art & Design from Connect member company Ulster University, provide guidance on the importance of UX Design for early stage products.  

Justin is a Senior Lecturer in Product Design and has worked for companies such as LEGO Systems, Mercedes Benz, Smart, Randox as well as many SME’s and entrepreneurs. He will share three recent case studies where UX design informed design decisions for online learning, app development and VR applications. The customer projects include IZAK9, Diabetes West and CDE Global.


The workshop is focused on Innovation driven entrepreneurs and start-ups seeking to deepen their understanding of UX and how it can enhance their business model, providing added value and novelty. UX is a human-centric model of working and some methods and techniques will be shared, which have diverse application including digital products, service design and business decision making. Let’s not become a nation of ‘me-too thinkers’, let’s put UX first.

Who should attend?
Innovation focused entrepreneurs and startups
Also
Lunch is included
Parking is free
Tickets are complimentary but do please let us know if you are unable to make it!

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Design Business Bootcamp
Nov
10
to Nov 11

Design Business Bootcamp

Join us for a 2 day intensive workshop focusing on your design startup business or business idea. 

Have you ever dreamed of running a design led business? Have you ever imagined a future where your business aligns with your creative passions? Have you ever had an idea, but never quite managed to get it off the ground and turn it into a reality?

Join Christopher Murphy (www.tinybooks.org) for an intensive and hands-on two day masterclass to help turn your idea for a design-led business into a reality.

Through his work as a Nesta trainer and a small business mentor, Christopher has helped many young (and not so young!) creatives achieve success through the creation of sustainable and profitable businesses.

In this practical two day masterclass, he’ll help you get started so that you can turn your idea into a reality, enabling you to build a profitable business.

He’ll explore: refining your idea using creative visualisation; building a brand on a budget; sharing product stories; establishing pricing and positioning; and marketing your business on and off the web. In short, everything you need to know to get your idea off the ground.

Day 1

• Designing Your Future

• Considering Core Values

• Building a Brand on a Budget

Day 2

• Pricing and Positioning

• Product Stories

• Marketing, On and Off the Web

This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a business-focused mentor and learn in a creative environment. This masterclass is free, but places are limited and will be selected based on quality of application.

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FRINGE: Human Centred Design at Allstate
Nov
9
6:00 PM18:00
9th

FRINGE: Human Centred Design at Allstate

Imagine a different way of working that solves problems faster and better. Join the Allstate product teams for an interactive workshop on Human Centred Design, an activities-based way of creative problem solving that focuses on people above other factors. 

Learn how the team are using these methods to build products used by millions of Allstate customers and Agents each year. 

Take part in the workshop, collaborate with our Product Designers, ask questions and learn from our Product Developers and Product Managers, who work in balanced teams to create engaging digital solutions. 

The night will be hosted in our CompoZed XP Lab, with food and drink. We hope to see you there!

 

Please contact Laura Sweeney for more information lswee@allstate.com

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Late Night Design (SOLD OUT)
Nov
9
5:30 PM17:30
9th

Late Night Design (SOLD OUT)

Late Night Design is a design industry event visiting a variety of local design studios and hearing the design journeys of some of the designers working within the studios to inspire and encourage innovation and entrepreneurship within the local design community.

Late Night Design
Late Night Design
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BDW Late Night Shopping
Nov
9
5:00 PM17:00
9th

BDW Late Night Shopping

Some of your favourite independent shops are staying open late on Thursday 09 November.

 

Books Paper Scissors 

South Belfast's newest book store. Set on the beautiful Stranmillis Road, you'll receive a free tote if you purchase 2 books or more. Open until 8pm.

 

Maven 

Maven will be joined by Best Buds Belfast and Jump The Hedges. They will also have 10% off smaller in-stock items for the evening too, alongside some free beers supplied by Peroni.  Open until 8.30pm.

 

Studio Souk

Visit city centre non-profit Studio Souk on Thursday evening for some prosecco and local nibbles. Open until 9pm.

 

UNIque

Ulster University's recently opened art & design shop is home to the emerging talent of  the universities students past and present. Open until 8pm.

 

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Fringe: Service Design Clinic
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00
9th

Fringe: Service Design Clinic

This event is free but booking is essential. Places are limited so book early.

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Today businesses face increasingly complex challenges, the greatest is staying relevant to customers. Service Design is an established field to address those pressures today. Providing a 360 view of a service, it gives businesses a comprehensive and empathic view from the customer perspective, which given the world between the business perspective and the customers, is essential to survive. 

Book your free 45 minute session at the Service Design Clinic by contacting Pat.Johnston@ormeaubusinesspark.com

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GPS Print Tour
Nov
9
10:00 AM10:00
9th

GPS Print Tour

Join #BDW17 print sponsors GPS as they take you on a tour of their print factory.

You'll get a behind-the-scenes look at what a plate is, how the job is printed, how a book is bound etc, what digital print equipment looks like, what wide format print looks like & more. This is perfect for designers and students that want to know more about how to make the most of their printed work and what they can potentially achieve.  

Tours will be at 10.00am, 1.30pm and 3.30pm and last for an hour each.

10.00 AM TOUR

1.30 PM TOUR

3.30 PM TOUR

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FRINGE: 0 - Data Art Belfast
Nov
8
7:00 PM19:00
8th

FRINGE: 0 - Data Art Belfast

Meetup bringing artists, technologists and creatives together to show, tell, and learn about the collision between Data and Art.

Learn about visualisation techniques, data aggregation, and where to get data sources to create, inform, and excite.

"The current quantitative explosion of digital data streams requires new ways for this information to be visualized. The processing of the research, retrieval, storage and analysis of this data is still an emerging sector, but it provides work for evaluation and analysis specialists, as well as for artists. Processing this extremely complex and diversified data is responsible for a brand new economic sector emerging in the field of information technology, along with new forms of artistic creation." - Techcrunch 2016

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FRINGE: LIFE DESIGN 101
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: LIFE DESIGN 101

How would it feel to make that change you have been thinking about for a while? Or at least start taking some steps towards it?

Design is truly coming of age. Proving itself to be one of the most multi disciplinary skills, used for creating beauty, enabling function, solving some of the worlds most challenging problems, and now, helping you design a life that works for you.

This Life Design Workshop, run by Full Aeon Ltd, uses design thinking methodology to help you become more proactive in your own life and where it is going. Its about connecting to yourself, taking the wheel and starting to steer this ship you are sailing. In this workshop you to get an overview of what life design is and work through a number of collaborative activities to get you taking the first steps in designing a life, that works for you.

This session is a special reduced rate workshop as part of Belfast Design Week.  There are limited places on this workshop, for more information and booking:

 If you have any questions reach out directly to lucy@fullaeon.com

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FRINGE: Hustle Conference
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

FRINGE: Hustle Conference

"We're keeping it local for another Hustle Design Talks in November, with 2 local digital and web designers stepping up and sharing their experiences and learnings. We'll reveal a little more about them soon, but wanted to open up the RSVPs early to let you secure your seat.

We're excited to be running Hustle this time in association with Belfast Design Week. Be sure to check out other events happening around town with them at belfastdesignweek.com."

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Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution
Nov
8
6:30 PM18:30
8th

Fringe: Helvetica Film Screening with Kaizen Brand Evolution

Kaizen Brand Evolution will host a screening of Helvetica the film at their Lisburn Road Studios on Wednesday 8 November from 6:30pm - 9pm. Join Kaizen Brand Evolution for a night of Type, Drinks and Popcorn! 

Helvetica is a feature-length independent film about typography, graphic design and global visual culture. It looks at the proliferation of one typeface as part of a larger conversation about the way type affects our lives. The film is an exploration of urban spaces in major cities and the type that inhabits them, and a fluid discussion with renowned designers about their work, the creative process, and the choices and aesthetics behind their use of type.

"The real achievement of the film is the way it sharpens your eye in general and makes connections between form and content, and between art and life."

— CHICAGO TRIBUNE

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HomeGrown
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

HomeGrown

Back for its 3rd year, HomeGrown is a Design Week favourite where we celebrate our local talent and hear from some of our region's most talented creatives.

LARA & TERRY | TERRY DESIGN

TERRY is responsible for the design of some of Belfast’s favourite spaces such as Established Coffee, Town Square and the award-winning Yugo restaurant. What you might not be so familiar with is their evolution from a furniture manufacturer to a comprehensive design, make and fit-out service offering unique and lasting residential and commercial interiors across the UK and Ireland.

Come and hear about the power of design and repositioning in an evolving global market, and discover how they saved this 120-year-old family business.

 

ANDREW TODD | TANDEM DESIGN

Andrew is the creative director at the helm of Tandem – the Holywood-based company behind the award-winning ‘Man & Boy’ exhibition at Seamus Heaney HomePlace in Bellaghy.

With over 20 years working in design and interpretation, Andrew combines his love of museums and heritage with his experience in the creative industry to produce exhibitions and interpretation where the storytelling and visitor experience take precedence.

Andrew is an ardent believer in the power of design, and the value that interpretation can bring to local communities. Working for both public and private sector clients, Tandem’s previous projects in Belfast run the full gamut of history and scale; from exhibitions (Belfast Barge, Titanic’s Dock & Pump-House, Belfast Harbour Commissioners Heritage Room, Windsor Park Education & Heritage Centre) to signature visitor attractions (SS Nomadic & Hamilton Dock, Titanic Belfast) and public venues (Ulster Hall, Belfast City Hall, Belfast Waterfront, Titanic Hotel & Drawing Offices).

 

DR RACHEL GAWLEY | APPATTIC

Rachel is a software specialist, CTO and founder of MedTech company, AppAttic. She was named as one of Innovate UK's Women in Innovation 2016 and has led AppAttic to be named as one of the Disrupt 100 “businesses with the most potential to influence, change or create new global markets” in 2017.

Rachel is a lapsed academic and University researcher who completed her PhD in Software Architecture and post-doc in connected health. Rachel's passion is innovation and using technology to solve simple everyday annoyances through to being an intergral part of solutions for complex medical conditions.

Rachel's natural curiosity and tendency to bend the rules has enabled her to produce software that works with today's healthcare system whilst provoking change for the better! The aim is to create a new model of healthcare where data is democratized and people are more actively involved in their healthcare.

 

PHILIP MCCRILLY | ARTIST & CURATOR

Phillip McCrilly is an artist and curator working with food. Having previously worked in a number of Belfast-based arts organisation including Catalyst Arts and Golden Thread Gallery, he is the current recipient of the Arts Council of Northern Ireland’s Artist Career Enhancement Programme for Curatorial Practice (2016-17). Interested in the transgressive and interdisciplinary possibilities of food and hospitality, McCrilly’s research considers thinking around entrepreneurial startups and models of creative labour within contemporary curatorial practice. Previous food-based projects include 'Balearic Beets' at Framewerk, Belfast (August 2017), 'Dance Food', a temporary fermentation canteen with Fiona Hallinan at Project Arts Centre, as part of Dublin Dance Festival (May 2017), and 'Kombucha Bar', a collaborative fermentation bar as part of the exhibition 'Claw, Craw & the Devil', at Catalyst Arts (March 2016). 

 

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Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective
Nov
8
6:00 PM18:00
8th

Fringe: Fashion Illustration Night with Melt Collective

A blend of the contemporary drink and draw and life drawing with a twist wearing garments and live models. This is a relaxed environment with expressive drawings learning more about chacterising and drawing for fashion. Suitable for all.

Cost: £10.00 `(to be paid in cash at the event)

BOOK HERE

 

MELT FASHION COLLECTIVE

It’s a collaborative collective, in pursuing the underground fashion scene in Belfast and Northern Ireland. Like the slang word, we are creatives firsts interpreting what’s around us and exploring the medium as designers. 

We take on designers be that textiles, garment, graphic and set. Working together to create something for the sake of creating. Yet our stylists have the opportunity to explore our stories and develop visuals, to carry this into the sales and business side of design. We work together as a team, helping each other like a dysfunctional fashion house. We all have our own traits and perks and that’s a fundamental about being apart of Melt, is that you have something to offer.

Designers : 

- Marky Marc

-Sean Henry

- Inspire The Sound

- Senan ONeill

Stylists :

- Geri Doherty

-Lucy Graham

Instagram : 

- @meltfashioncollective

www.facebook.com/meltfashioncollective

 

 

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Fringe: Drink & Draw
Nov
7
7:30 PM19:30
7th

Fringe: Drink & Draw

Drink & Draw have supported BDW for the past 2 years and they are back again for our 3rd! 

Join LOFT as they put on their extremely popular social drawing event once more at Town Square Belfast at #BDW17.  Town Square’s great selection of hot food, coffee and of course beer will be available throughout the session. Drawing materials will be provided by the Inkmonkey crew, but feel free to bring your own sketchbooks, pens and pencils!  

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Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland
Nov
7
6:30 PM18:30
7th

Share 6 : Made in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland has a rich history of making - from shipbuilding, to rope works and linen - but there's a new type of maker culture emerging.  From the contemporary craft scene, to the DIY scene, the digital startup scene and beyond, Share 6: Made in Northern Ireland seeks to explore the latest and most interesting things happening in maker culture here, "on our doorstep."  At Share 6, speakers share their stories for 10 minutes each, focusing on a particular theme. 

Speaker Number One:

Our first speaker is Jordan from Jaunt. Jaunt is a social travel app that actively encourage users to collaborate on each stage of their travels. Travel companies are very good at selling you a sightsee experience, they market the destination and hook you up with a ‘concierge’. If you want to meet a willing local you would have to put out a post on traditional social media, find a forum or approach complete strangers. Jaunt removes the awkward barriers for the traveller who wants more than the standard sightseeing tour.

Jaunt is just about to launch their Android app into an early stage beta with the help of an Android scholarship from Google earlier this year.

https://jaunt-app.co.uk/

Speaker Number Two:

Hello my names Andrew. I’m an Artist and Designer and I run Bright Stem.

The best way to explain what it is I do at Bright Stem is to understand how I see the world. I’m dyslexic meaning my brain processes ‘things’ more through images than text. Images don’t have any classification or specific meaning unless you assign them one. So my mind naturally jumps from one thing to the next creating webs of interconnected images. The best way to visualise this process is the mind maps I create.

When it comes to creative projects therefore I find it impossible to define what it is I do under any specific discipline. Because one minute I’m working on a small sculpture which easily turns into a children’s toy, which just as easily could be a piece of public art, or the inspiration behind a children’s book and on and on and on like that.

Therefore Bright Stem was set up to create an environment in which I can naturally function within. Where different things can come into contact with one another allowing ideas to develop across multiple disciplines. It’s also somewhere for me to present these different projects alongside one another. Allowing the public to see the connections made between them.

www.brightstem.com

Speaker Number Three: 

Prints by Julz is an eco-conscious design venture by artist and printmaker Julz Marulina. Working from a shared studio, The Belfast Print Workshop, she designs and creates hand-printed fine art, textiles and t-shirts. Prints by Julz brand evolved through a personal quest towards sustainability, and aims to achieve as little negative impact as possible.

http://www.printsbyjulz.com/

Speaker Number Four:

GMMG Design Studio is the multi-disciplinary creative practice of Grace Margaret McGowan, I dabble in many things including model making, sketching, sculpture and film but specialise in Origami. Soon to launch a new range of Origami kits inspired by modular origami and positive mental health.

www.facebook.com/GMMGDesignStudio

Speaker Number Five:

There are two things that I am most passionate about- Belfast and coffee. Add into the mix an appreciation of maps, and you have something! I’m Gareth, the founder of Belfast Coffee Map which launched in May this year, Northern Ireland’s first and only pocket sized paper publication featuring 17 of some of our top independent speciality coffee shops; an aromatic guide to our historic and beautiful city. The map not only celebrates our city’s burgeoning coffee scene but also its wealth of creative talent and skill, with illustrations by local artist David McMillan bringing it to life. I love our city, and I want to help to sell it to the world.

ttp://belfastcoffeemap.azurewebsites.net/

Speaker Number Six:

Blackstaff Games are a games and animation company based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, specialising in original characters and stories.  Established in 2014, Blackstaff Games first created DogBiscuit, a creative drawing exploration game aimed at a younger audience. The game was released through Tivola on tablet and mobile in December 2015 and has gone on to receive nominations from the children's TOMMI Awards and the Develop Awards for best new mobile IP.  Blackstaff Games are currently working on a number of upcoming titles which will be announced later this year.

http://blackstaffgames.com/

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Fringe: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?
Nov
7
5:30 PM17:30
7th

Fringe: Blockchain Should We Question the Hype?

With Blockchain being hailed as the next big disruptor join the #4IRC Connect Shapers as we discuss this technology which aims to solve an age-old human need; the need to establish trust in an uncertain environment.

• Will blockchain change the world or is it all hype? 
• How does Blockchain disrupt areas of our lives such as how we access healthcare, how we vote, how our qualifications are shared and the food we eat?
• What are the opportunities and challenges with Blockchain implementation?

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Customer Journey for the Café Sector
Nov
7
3:00 PM15:00
7th

Customer Journey for the Café Sector

This event is free but booking is essential. Places are limited so book early. 

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The customer journey map, a tool used in Service Design to provide a visual of the user’s experience, is being used to understand the reasons customers stay with a service or leave. This dedicated two hour workshop for the café sector invites café owners, staff members and café users to visualise the customers experience and emotional journey using the customer journey map. Because today, insight means survival.

With limited places available, book early to ensure your place, by completing and submitting the booking form here: http://coffeenosugar.co.uk/customer-journey-workshop-the-cafe-sector

 

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Fringe: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art
Nov
7
12:00 PM12:00
7th

Fringe: Walking and talking about Belfast's street art

Belfast, Beirut and Berlin all share something special - a penchant for 'post-conflict' street art.

Join Ulster University’s Omar El Masri, academics and street artists for a conversation and walking tour that explores Belfast’s street art scene against the backdrop of a changing urban landscape brought on by legacies of conflict, segregation, urban regeneration and redevelopment.

Is street art a scream of political protest like we see in Athens, Cairo and Lisbon or are these walls weaving together a different story for Belfast?

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Design Startup: Build Your Own
Nov
7
to Nov 9
7th

Design Startup: Build Your Own

At Belfast Design Week, we are all about creating new projects and businesses. Design Startup is a 3-day series of practical business skills workshops to help generate ideas, take ideas to the next level and help startups take their products and services to market. This programme is open to those working in both digital and physical areas of design.


Project activity:

Day 1 - Ideation with Judith Gordon

Tuesday 7th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Ideas generation workshop and talks on research, ideas, user experience to inform products and services and designing initial product and service sketches and plans.

Judith is a multidisciplinary designer, educator and entrepreneur based in Belfast. Judith runs design thinking workshops and is currently working on a fin-tech app MOCO® - The MOney COach created to help teach kids to become money smart.


Day 2 - Prototyping & Manufacturing with FABLAB Belfast

Wednesday 8th November at FABLAB Belfast

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Hands-on making and digital design workshop turning your idea into a feasible prototype to test with its intended users.

FABLAB Belfast (Fabrication Laboratory) is a fully kitted fabrication workshop which gives everyone, from small children through to entrepreneurs and businesses, the capability to turn their ideas and concepts into a reality.


Day 3 - Selling with Kaizen

Thursday 9th November at Blick Shared Studios (Malone)

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Bringing your product or service to market and how to best engage with potential users and customers.

"We are Brand Evolutionaries, achieving big results from small changes over time well spent with clients. Building long-term competitive strategies. Together we are creative changemakers."

- Kaizen


Spaces are limited to 12 and based on application.


This event is in association with Blick Shared Studios

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Fringe: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart
Nov
7
10:00 AM10:00
7th

Fringe: Getting to know your camera with Katrina Taggart

Would you like to know how to get better photographs from your SLR camera?
This is a crash-course in getting to know the settings of your camera, getting you to understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO which will help you make much more beautiful photographs.

Bring along your camera and camera manual so that you can get to grips with the settings on your camera and how to take more control over the photographs that you are making.

Katrina is a professional wedding, studio and commercial photographer with a Masters in Fine Art Photography.

£25

Register now with katrinataggartphotography@yahoo.co.uk 

 

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Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design
Nov
7
8:30 AM08:30
7th

Design Breakfast: Transforming Public Sector services through great design

As part of Belfast Design Week, Kainos’ Design team are delighted to host a Design Breakfast and panel discussion on Tuesday 7th November in The Good Room, at Bullitt Hotel. There will be panelists from the Public Sector, design agencies and Kainos. Join us at this intimate session to see short presentations, ask questions of the panel and find out more about the work that’s going on in Public Sector and beyond.

Facilitator: 

Colin McKeown: Design Consultant and Branding Mentor for the Design and Crafts Council of Ireland

Panel:

  • Malcolm Beattie: Head of Innovation Lab, Public Sector Reform Division, Department of Finance, NI
  • Damian Cranney: Founder & Partner, Big Motive
  • Nikos Karaoulanis: Head of Experience Design, Digital Services, Kainos
  • Ali Rawashdeh: Head of Product, Digital Services, Kainos 


Presenters: 

  • Damian Heavern: Senior Designer, Digital Services, Kainos
  • Rebecca Walsh: Service Designer, NI Innovation Lab
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Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva
Nov
6
to Dec 12
6th

Fringe: Faculty Film-making Course with Chris Eva

6 week film-making course with Blick Shared Studios and Seedhead Arts

If you’ve ever wanted to dip your toes into the word of professional video production this is your chance. Join filmmaker Chris Eva and delve into the world of creative filmmaking as a career.

Week 1: Introduction to video basics.
Week 2: Advanced video production techniques.
Week 3: Storyboarding / project filming 1.
Week 4: Storyboarding / project filming 2.
Week 5: Video editing week 1.
Week 6: Final edit / reviewing of work.

Note: This schedule will be adapted in line with the participants’ aims / objectives.

Chris Eva (B.A. Film Studies, Media Studies and Video Production) holds over ten years of professional experience in Video Production, Direction, Camera operation and Editing. Since forming his own production company in 2010, Chris has successfully produced a range of projects including Documentaries, Music Videos, Business and Charity films while continuing to work freelance for other clients in the TV and Commercial sector.

Cost £75.00

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Refugees Welcome                T-Shirt Challenge
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge

Shout out to all designers! We need your assistances with the Refugees Welcome T-Shirt Challenge. Refugees Welcome NI is collaborating with Belfast Design Week to host a workshop that aims to design t-shirts that communicate messages of welcome and inclusion.

Refugees Welcome is a grassroots, not-for-profit local group, who want to make refugees welcome in N. Ireland. We organise educational events that build awareness about the challenges facing refugees and introduces hosts with spare rooms to destitute asylum seekers who need somewhere to live. When refugees and asylum seekers arrive in N. Ireland they face many challenges such as language barriers and depending on status aren’t allowed to work. 

During the workshop you'll learn facts about refugees and asylum seekers and explore some of the myths. Your challenge is to design t-shirts that communicate positive messages of welcome. Refugees Welcome NI team plan to print up some of the tshirt designs to wear and promote visibility and inclusion.

Some of your t-shirt designs may be printed up and worn by Refugees Welcome NI to promote visibility and inclusion. Selected designs will also be exhibite at Blick Shared Studios following Belfast Design Week and will be share on Blick and Refugees Welcome NI website and social media.

 

Sign up here to get involved

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FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
6:30 PM18:30
6th

FRINGE: McCadden & the Belfast Brand Identity (SOLD OUT)

In early 2017, McCadden was commissioned to create a new visual identity for the city of Belfast.

"Our brief was based upon four key foundations:

  • bring the written Brand Proposition to life, summed-up by the essence, Belfast: Energy Unleashed 
  • create a deliberately dynamic identity system, capable of reflecting the rich diversity of our city and communicating eloquently with a huge spectrum of audiences
  • deliver something that would feel real for us Belfastians/Belfasters/Belfastards (no-one’s ever really nailed that term!)
  • help to positively shake-up some staid misperceptions about our city that exist locally and beyond our shores

Wee buns, we thought...

Having been embraced by multiple public, private and non-profit partners, our new identity solution is now in the process of rolling out across the city and further afield.

Despite a premature birth on the lovely Nolan Show, the identity is now gaining some real momentum and winning hearts and minds.

Soon, the system will be released for use by everyone who wants to become part of our city’s expression. That’s when the real fun will start.

The event in Bullitt on the 6th will be an opportunity to see the full expression of the brand identity system, hear how we’ve arrived where we are and hopefully get some discussion going about how the people of the city can take this new tool and make it their own."

Join McCadden for this fringe event as part of #BDW17

Book here

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Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence
Nov
6
6:00 PM18:00
6th

Design Science: On Artifical Intelligence

On Artificial Intelligence

This year we are focusing on Artificial Intelligence and its impact on our society and on design. Join us for an interactive discussion around the topic of AI.

Join us at the stunning setting of Naughton Gallery, Queen's University Belfast where we will be joined by a panel for our discussion. 

Our panel is:

Jordan McDonald, Kainos

Jordan McDonald is a Software Engineer working for Kainos, he has had exposure to a range of technologies. This includes Artificial Intelligence where he has experience both as a practitioner (particularly towards the application of AI towards computer vision) and also as an educator on this topic through having significant involvement in both the creation and delivery of AI Camp.

Ben Bland, Sensum

Ben has overall responsibility for operations at Sensum – cultivating the success of all their systems, processes, people and projects. He works with implementing and maintaining adaptive strategies for the optimal performance of their teams and the products and campaigns they develop, across all company divisions.

Ben's background is broad, but broadly digital, having come from a background of online marketing and e-commerce, through digital strategy consulting, to wider tech startup consulting & entrepreneurship. Ben has spent most of my career between London and Belfast, working within agencies, small-to-medium size businesses, NGOs, and as a freelancer. 

Andrew Bolster, Sensum

Andrew is a Data Scientist with a specialisation in Distributed and Autonomous learning system with a wide range of skills and experiences across technical, business, and entrepreneurial fields.

Andrew completed a PhD at the University of Liverpool as part of an Anglo-French Defence Programme on Autonomous Submarines for Marine Survey and Monitoring. Data Scientist at Sensum, a Belfast based startup building tools for understanding our emotions, behaviours and interactions. Andrew is also one of the founding directors of Farset Labs – very well-known hub for the tech community in Northern Ireland.

David Kane, Farset Labs

David is a Materials scientist with a strong background in startups and a broad knowledge of technology. Highly focused on the interface between research and commercialisation, with a passion for third-sector work.

The event will be hosted by our the Design Week team and we can't wait to see you there!

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Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)
Nov
6
8:30 AM08:30
6th

Womenfolk: Take5 (SOLD OUT)

Breakfast event for Female designers (get your week off to a creative start). 

What is Take Five?

Five minutes, five questions. Stand up, inspire and be inspired by your fellow female creatives (or just sit and listen if you wish).

Have your morning coffee/breakfast and network with like minded female creatives – what’s not to like? (apart from the early start!).

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