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A place for design & great experiences

Nordic.design will take place at Magasin 9, an international venue for music, art and food – located in a harbor just 10 minutes from the city centre.

World class speakers

Nordic.design is a single track conference packed with 10 talks by internationally renowned speakers as well as rising stars.

Are you interested in speaking at Nordic.design? Or do you know someone that would give a really interesting talk? In both cases, don’t hesitate to send us a proposal or suggest a speaker.

Announced speakers

Sophie Tahran
UX Writer & Content Strategist at InVisionApp Inc

The Art and Science of Naming

Names. Everyone has at least one — but when it comes to products, features, and functions, choosing a name often spikes subjectivity and emotion.

In this session, we'll learn how to design an effective naming process, defining everything from who should *really* be involved to how you'll determine success. We'll walk through real-world examples from Lyft and InVision, leaving you with the information needed to choose an ownable, widely adopted name.

Sophie Tahran

After being evacuated from Cairo to Jerusalem during the Arab Spring, Sophie realized her travel blog was being read by more than her grandpa.
Hooked on storytelling, she studied professional writing and copyediting, then climbed aboard a rocket ship.
For four years, she helped steer the Lyft voice through the addition of 1,500+ employees, 300 cities, and countless products.
She then became the first UX Writer at InVision, the design platform used by 80% of the Fortune 100 and brands like MailChimp, Netflix, and Airbnb.
Sophie currently leads up writing on the Design team, working on naming features, defining the product voice, and generally figuring out how words can make your experience better.

Jack Morgan
Designer at Duolingo

Designing for 1.2 Billion People

There are approximately 1.2 billion people learning a new language, and the majority are doing so in pursuit of a better life. As part of our mission to make education free for everyone, we studied millions of people spanning every country on the planet... until we made a shocking research discovery that led us on a journey around the world, throughout the Middle East and eventually inside one of the world's largest refugee camps in Azraq, Jordan - where even more unexpected discoveries awaited. The footage was later turned into an eye-opening documentary called Something Like Home, which has been seen by over 1 million people and promoted by the United Nations.

Jack Morgan

Jack Morgan is a British Designer with a focus on solving large-scale problems. He was the Lead Designer for Google’s Digital Education arm, where he designed the Google Digital Academy and Google Squared, resulting in the creation of the Google Academy Space in London - a 40,000 sqft building dedicated to helping people improve their tech skills. Recently, he produced an acclaimed documentary about Syrian refugees and designed a revolutionary adaptive AI Testing platform.

His work has been featured in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, CNN, The Post Gazette, Forbes, Campaign Magazine, The Drum, AdWeek, IGN, NPR, PSFK, TechCrunch, MacRumors, Wired, CNET, Adobe and Smashing Magazine. His work has been referenced in university textbooks and profiled by industry leading critics like Brand New and brandchannel, and was nominated for an international design award by Brandemia.

Meet like minded people in a creative environment and get inspired by industry leaders. You won’t be disappointed. If you’re going to a design conference in Sweden, this is it!

Jenny Granlund - Attendee 2017

Make new friends

With over 500 designers and creatives descending to Stockholm for the event, and both structured and informal networking sessions provided, it’s a brilliant opportunity for you and your team to forge new professional contacts and make new friends.

Few conferences can boast both a cotton candy machine and rockband closing keynote. nordic.design had all this and more. Was truly a delight to be a part of it all.

Carly Ayres

Give a lightningtalk

We will have a lightning talk sessions scheduled, all conference attendees are welcome to contribute. Each talk should be around 5 minutes long - you can apply for a slot when you get to the conference, why not share some learnings from a project you’ve been working on or maybe take a firm stance on tabs vs spaces. Start preparing!

Share stories & learn from like minded

Nordic.design is created by designers for designers. Our ambition is to inspire and to get inspired, to meet and learn from others and to bring our community closer together.

Bring your learnings back to work

Online videos of all sessions, with integrated slides and audio will be made available to all attendees after the event. This ensures no one will miss a thing and your whole office can benefit. Watch all talks from previous years here.

Let's partner up?

An event like this couldn’t happen without the support of sponsors and collaborators. Are you interested in being part of Nordic.design? Send us an email at sponsorship@nordic.design. We'd love to talk!

Old images from the harbour Frihamnen, where it all will take place, are from Stockholmskällan (CC-BY)