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21st October



Register for the conference and grab a coffee before the first presentation.



–Christopher Murphy

Conference Chair Christopher Murphy welcomes delegates to DIBI London.


Side Projects are stupid

–Tobias van Schneider

Tobias will uncover the secrets on why side projects are stupid and explore how we can guarantee continued personal growth.


Missed Connections

–Josh Payton, HUGE Inc

As the digital revolution progresses the landscape becomes increasingly more sophisticated, nuanced, personal, and complex. With the rapid pace of innovation, our collective focus favours the here and now – the newest, hottest things hitting the market. Often overlooked in this non-stop race for New is how digital ecosystems feel as a single user traverses them.

Digital products don’t stand alone. They’re experienced sequentially, simultaneously, or as extensions of one another. When you look at best-of-breed businesses you find wonderful examples of seamless digital worlds, but there are exponentially more flawed or broken systems littering the digital landscape.

Josh will explore our changing relationship with digital products and why broken ecosystems exist; from the speed of progress in general to how organisational structures affect products as they evolve. In a world full of digital natives, hot tech startups, and old companies grappling with digital transformation, it’s more important than ever to consider how we create delightful, extensible products built to scale and endure.




Designing with red tape

–Frances Berriman

From old-world Governments to new, Frances will share what she’s learned from helping change the face of digital services on both sides of the pond.


Designing the design team

–Jane Austin

Great design teams don’t just happen – they are designed.

Jane will talk about creative leadership – how to build, grow and run high performing design teams.

When you no longer design all day, what should you do, and why? How do you create the space for good design to flourish? How do you support your teams to do their best work? 




The journey from software to hardware

–Peter Parkes, Made by Many

Through the story of Hackaball, the programmable ball that teaches children to code, Peter Parkes will explore the changes in thinking, process and tools required to turn a software company into an organisation ready to tackle the challenges of the Internet of Things.


Unify The UI with React

–Dan Cork,

Many application developers consider the interface of a website as a veneer to the complex logic upon which it sits. This is why styling, especially in continuous development  environments, can spiral drastically out of control; losing any sense of uniformity.

In this talk Dan will discuss the ways in which we approached solving this problem, using the React framework to build out your design system into a library of UI components. We’ll look at ways in which these components can be overbranded to make them reusable across multiple sites, how designers and developers can work side-by-side to create consistency from the outset.

CSS has many pitfalls, there are several ways in which React can rectify these including making our styles modular or adding them directly within our components. We will examine the benefits of these solutions and how to identify the best method for your applications.


Zombie Code

–Marco Cedaro, Kahoot!

Have you ever had the need to figure out how to survive a Javascript Zombiecodepocalipse? Have you ever dreamt about loads of living legacy code and the urge to run away from it? Hundreds of lines of code tightly coupled and hardly understandable there were trying to catch you?

Marco has been there and he’s a survivor because he learnt the art of refactoring.
In this talk he’ll share lessons learnt about how to deal with features request, deadlines and still increase the maintainability of your code.




Cold Data, Warm Heart

–Stefanie Posavec

Stefanie is a designer for whom data is her favoured material, with projects ranging from data visualisation and information design to commissioned data art.

In this closing keynote Stefanie will be talking about how she works with data as a designer, translating a seemingly-cold design material into something warm, emotional, and human.