Following the Direction of Design

Developing consumer demands and ongoing external influences are driving the shift that is being observed within the design space.

To be successful and relevant when it comes to design is to remain forward thinking through analysis of these drivers that are initiating industry developments. This is why FutureX provides presentations, Q&A sessions, workshops and panel discussions on the trajectory of human centered design, its influence on digital advancements, as well as the potential for significant impact.

Forecasting of the future of your products and services is essential in understanding how to survive in a rapidly changing landscape. However, careful consideration of not only how this can support your design, but also of potential unintended consequences that are associated with digitally focused UX design, is crucial in remaining on the ball.

The future of design is being influenced by innovative digital technologies that have the ability to both help and hinder designers. Therefore, innovation in this field requires insight and understanding. FutureX’s workshops and presentations can provide you with the strategic foresight required to identify the most beneficial approach for your business.

Our industry experts will provide thought-provoking discussions on the future of design, and guidance on how YOU can maximise the benefits that technology has to offer.

target audience

Who will get the most out of this track?

Don’t miss out on this informative opportunity if you are a…

  • Designer looking to learn more about design thinking and its application to social impact
  • Current or future Design Student seeking information on what it means to be a designer
  • Tech Professional or Engineer that is passionate about learning the ways that you can utilise your knowledge in the design space
Key Takeaways

What will you walk away with?

FutureX will provide you with beneficial key takeaways, including…

  1. Insights into how designers can work together to provide a holistic approach
  2. Solutions for developing sustainable and creative products and services
  3. Strategies on how to create value for customers
  4. Conversations on the misconceptions and questions regarding the purpose and power of artificial intelligence
  5. Knowledge of the daily activities of a UX designer
Exploration of the concept of design thinking and how to create impact Does this sound like something you would be interested in?
Enjoy the Professional Development

Ticket Options

1 Day Access Pass
Access to FutureX Main Stage
Access to 40+ Daily Dose sessions

Wed 28th Sept 9am – 4pm

Location – University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

2 Day Access Pass
Access to FutureX Main Stage
Access to 80+ Daily Dose sessions

Access to Wed 28th & Thurs 29th Sept

Location – University of the Sunshine Coast (Sippy Downs)

Design options

Daily Dose Sessions

What will the designer of 2027 look like?

(Panel Discussion)

 Futures Literacy 101: Using Strategic Foresight to Fuel Creativity


NFTs. Creatives, Charities – Oh my


Business Planning 101

(Case Study)

A day in the life of UX Designer


introductory copyright law workshop


Our sessions align with following 3 core themes

Tech & Innovation

Connecting innovators and intrapreneurs to accelerate growth and drive positive change through sustained innovation of existing products, services and processes – targeted to the needs of current customers and employees.

CX & Marketing

Exploring new ways to invest and build effective and targeted CX and marketing strategies that boost sales, enhance customer retention and forge stronger relationships in today’s evolving business landscape.

Future Skills

Understanding that technological advancements power much of the revolution but embracing that cognitive, interpersonal, leadership and digital skills are essential for future sustainable and scalable growth.


Track Partner


Design Institute of Australia

Australia’s peak industry body for professional design, the DIA represents Australian design and designers both domestically and internationally.

Forward Festival Sunshine Coast partner Design Institute of Australia
Program Partners


Silicon Coast would like to thank the support of these key partners in delivering Forward Fest 2022

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