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The Design Effect

An inspiring day of talks, debates, case studies and dinner discussions – including the 2024 DBA Design Effectiveness Awards – curated to illuminate the ways effective design can shape business, society and the world.

Over the coming years, we’ll see the power that design has to help navigate the biggest shifts our world faces. How businesses can remain relevant and competitive as major changes take place to how business itself is done, and how societies can manage and thrive in the environmental and technological shifts we stand on the edge of. The ability of design to create solutions and reinterpret challenges into new ways of thinking and shaping the way forward has never been more needed.

Across industry sectors, wherever design is able to influence and shape, it has the opportunity to effect change, accelerate progress and create impact.

Only at the DBA’s Design Effect can you spend a day getting under the skin of what makes design effective in the business and societal environments you work in, across the range of design disciplines. Be that product design, digital design, packaging, user experience or service design. Experiential, industrial, brand, retail or culture. There’ll be high-level speakers, rigorous case studies, lively audience and panel debates and the best dinner conversation you’ve ever had.

Bringing the best of the industry together to learn, share, and think differently, whilst also celebrating this year’s cohort of DBA Design Effectiveness Award winners, and the creative and business minds that make our industry shine.

Book today and join us at The British Museum on 8 October for an afternoon of talks, debates, films and evening discussions over dinner that will inspire and ignite, feeding your mind, your passion and your stomach.

Tickets include food and drink throughout the afternoon and evening, plus access to all sessions and networking. Talks and discussions in the Clore Lecture Theatre, networking in the Egyptian Sculpture Gallery and three course dinner in the Great Court.

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