New DesignMeets Healthcare Blog!

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Announcing our brand new blog! As many of you know, in 2010 we launched a meet-ups organization for the Canadian Design industry under the name The turn-out at each event has been more than spectacular and we’ve had themes ranging from Entrepreneurialism to Social Consciousness. Now with our partners we’ve launched a sector-specific blog for the Design … Read More

DesignMeets: A new direction for community events in 2013

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In 2010, we began an organization called DesignMeets whose sole purpose was to provide events — meet-ups, really — for designers from different disciplines. At any given event we had graphic designers, industrial designers, interior designers, etc. You name it and someone from that design profession was there. We had great success with these types … Read More

DesignMeets… DesignThinkers2012 – Nov 9

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Last year’s DesignMeets DesignThinkers was such a success that we’ve teamed up with RGD Ontario to do it again! DesignMeets… DesignThinkers is a chance to unwind and digest the ideas exchanged at this year’s DesignThinkers event. Meet with other designers who attended the conference as well as designers from other disciplines to exchange ideas and … Read More

DesignMeets… User Experience in the Age of Sustainability

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Over the past year we’ve had the pleasure of working with Kem-Laurin Kramer, user-experience strategist, innovator, dreamer of solutions — and now author. Her book, User Experience in the Age of Sustainability, focuses on the economic, sociological and environmental movement in business to make all products including digital ones more sustainable. Not only are businesses finding a … Read More

Birthday Celebrations for Mr. McLuhan

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After our last DesignMeets mixer at the Spoke Club, we were approached by Dominique Scheffel-Dunand (Director of the UofT McLuhan Program in Culture and Technology) to help the McLuhan100 team to organize another event. This time on Marshall McLuhan’s birthday — what an honour! So! Here it is: DesignMeets, Pivot Design Group and the McLuhan100 … Read More

Design Meets… Social Consciousness in Toronto

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Mark it in your calendars peeps! On June 15th, DesignMeets is coming back to T.O. In an age when twitter, facebook, tumblr and other social media avenues are becoming part of the norm of how we communicate, how does this affect us as designers of things and spaces? Do we communicate better or just differently?

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Check it out! Because we love planning design mixers, and because we value the idea of an integrated, interdisciplinary design community (sans the politics) we’ve created This site will be the hub for all future Canadian Mixers. You’ll be able to get info on upcoming mixers and follow-up on past mixers with photos, videos and social … Read More

Design Meets Community – Ottawa

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Last month on February 23, at the Hard Rock Café in Ottawa, we truly understood the meaning of Design Community. Pivot partnered with IABC Ottawa to host a mixer sponsored by Creative Niche and Corel. With a packed house in the heart of the Byward Market, guests showed up to mingle before the event and … Read More