7th International Workshop on the Design & Semantics of Form & Movement. 18-20 April 2012


Philip Beesley on Radio NZ

The podcast from Kathryn Ryan’s Radio NZ interview with Philip Beesley on Nine to Noon is live. Click Read more for a link to the interview.


DeSForM on twitter

Follow DeSForM news and chatter on twitter. The twitter feed is @desform, and if you are tweeting from or about the conference, use the hashtag #desform


See you soon!

Fabricating the Future: New Career Pathways in NZ’s Digital Creative Sector

In conjunction with the 2012 Design and Semantics of Form and Movement (DeSForM) conference, the School of Design Victoria University will honour and celebrate Wellington’s uniquely diverse digital design community with an exhibition featuring a wide selection of recent projects and research from industry, academic staff, and students. The exhibition, which embodies the theme “Fabricating the Future,” will feature work ranging from special effects in the entertainment industry to demonstrations of 3D printing and other forms of digital fabrication, illustrating the research areas, industry developments, and new technologies at the heart of Wellington’s innovative digital creative sector. This rapidly expanding professional sector is seeing incredible growth and promises rich career pathways for young designers and others working within related or partnering industries both domestically and abroad. The exhibition also will highlight new and notable projects from such New Zealand creative leaders as Weta Digital, Click Suite, RESN, Ponoko, 77 pieces, PikPok, The Gibson Group, Mohawk Media and others.

Please join us at the School of Design, Victoria University for a closer look at the future of New Zealand design. The exhibition runs from 21st April to 8th May and is free and open to the public. Group tours can be arranged by request, for more information please contact amanda.chu@vuw.ac.nz


VUW Faculty of Architecture and Design, Te Aro Campus, 139 Vivian Street


Saturday 21st April – Tuesday 8th May Open Weekdays: 9.00am – 5.00pm Weekends: 10.00am – 4.00pm

Tickets for Professional Day available

Creative practitioners, industry professionals, and all those involved in design and innovation are encouraged to attend the DeSForM2012 Professional Day, Friday April 20th. This special one day programme culminating the DeSForM2012:Meaning.Matter.Making conference, brings together leaders from design and industry to explore and debate such topics as Interaction Design, Transmedia, Technology and Entertainment, Immersive Environments and Digital Design, Fabrication, and Manufacture. 

The professional day will also contain live demonstrations of technologies such as 3D printing, marker-less motion capture and augmented reality and will be followed by a conference dinner at Te Raukura Te Wharewaka o Poneke, and a three week exhibition at the School of Design that is free to the general public.

Single day tickets for the DeSForM2012 Professional Day are now available through Eventfinder: 


TEACHERS! We have a 60% off Teachers special for the Professional Day only of $100. Book at eventfinder: http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2012/desform-2012-meaning-matter-making/wellington/tickets/code/DESFORM12TEACH