Design canteen discussion

Design CANTEEN is once again moving its podcast studio to Zlin Design Week. Several episodes will be recorded live throughout the week and you can be there. The aim is to show multiple perspectives on one topic, so the episodes are in the form of panel discussions. And what would a canteen be without coffee and something good to go with it?

Marketing in design vs. architecture

The right presentation can help kick-start a career. How do designers and architects present themselves on social media? At what point should a marketing specialist or agency come to the rescue? How much time should designers and architects invest in marketing?

When: Friday, May 5, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Areál Svit, building 61, Zlín
Guests: Adéla Bačová a Lenka Sršňová
Moderator: Radek Váňa

Service Design in Healthcare Facilities

Czechdesign is now focusing on service design and specifically on wayfinding in Czech healthcare facilities. We feel that design has a great potential to do a good service to its users. Wayfinding and wayfinding systems can help to alleviate stress or make a service more accessible for various disadvantaged groups. After all, healthcare should be there for everyone.

We are a Research Council approved research organisation. We plan to apply “research by design”, design thinking and fair processes to our new project. Come and hear what we are developing and how such a design project is built.

When: Saturday, May 6, 9:30 – 11:00 a.m.
Where: Areál Svit, building 61, Zlín
Guests: Dominika Potužáková and Michaela Holubec Birtusová
Moderator: David Dvořáček

Building Inclusive Design Festival

The opportunity to present at a design festival can be a great experience and career opportunity for a designer. How can design festivals create an inclusive environment for designers and make their festivals accessible to (not only emerging) designers? Branko Popovic, co-founder of the FASHIONCLASH platform and festival, which has offered a platform to more than a thousand talents from the Netherlands, but also from Brazil, South Africa, China, Poland, the Czech Republic, Belgium, Germany, Portugal, Serbia, and Italy, will share his insight. He will be joined by Jeffrey Heiligers, co-founder of 1m2 collective, an interdisciplinary design platform that strives for a more diverse and inclusive design industry. The platform creates a safe space for conversation, listening, and learning and has helped secure exhibition spaces for designers at festivals such as Dutch Design Week and Vienna Design Week.

When: Sunday, May 7, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Areál Svit, building 61, Zlín
Guests: Branko Popovic + Jeffrey Heiligers (1m2 collective)
Moderators: David Dvořáček + Anežka Řepík

The Impact of Conscious Clothing Design on Well-being

Clothing is the most intimate element that touches our skin. Every day our bodies are shaped and shaped by what we wear. The feelings that develop in the process may be more intensely experienced by people with autism and/or ADHD. More conscious clothing design can positively affect a person’s well-being. Maureen Selina Laverty is a fashion and product designer who explores how clothing’s contact with the body affects its wearers’ (psychological) well-being.

When: Wednesday, May 10, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Where: Areál Svit, building 61, Zlín
Guests: Maureen Selina Laverty
Moderators: Natálie Vencovská

About Products that Help to Include

So how do we create products that help social inclusion? What barriers do mothers with babies face in public space?

NOOK is a product that helps to maintain enough privacy while not being excluded from what is happening in the surrounding environment. The idea that the studio ARCHETYPO is working on, helps women who want to be mothers in public space as well as still stay close to their child in every situation. In addition to NOOK MAMA, the studio’s portfolio also includes NOOK WORK, which provides companies and coworking spaces a place with enough privacy for an urgent video conference or a short meeting with a colleague, but also a place to concentrate on an important presentation. Who will be the target audience for the next NOOK?

When: Monday, May 8, 5:00 – 6:00 PM
Where: Areál Svit, building 61, Zlín
Guests: Jan Podhorný (Archetypo studio), Veronika Vaňhová
Moderators: Anežka Řepík