Design Is [...] 2018: General Information

Register for upcoming talks and find details on our ongoing speaker series

Welcome to the home for Design Is […], a monthly speaker series on the future of design,  creativity, and ethics. Each public talk explores a challenge the design community is currently facing, and aims to highlight practical tools as well as inspirational perspectives. Whether you’re attending live or catching up on our archive of recorded talks, this is the place to find details on speakers, schedule, and—for those in San Francisco—info on how to attend a talk. Design Is [...] talks take place on Wednesday evenings at the Google office in San Francisco. We’ll add event announcements and links as they become available—please check back often.  

Quick links: 
Watch Design Is [...] talks

Up Next

Wednesday, July 25th
Design Is [Systematic]
Liam Spradlin + Panelists: Dave Chiu, Jesse Reed, Jina Anne, and Ken Frederick
6:00 PM - 6:30 PM Reception
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM Talk with Q&A

Register to attend


Design systems are made of styles, components, code, and guidelines that must be interpreted and used thoughtfully to create cohesive, harmonious products. The systems we create as designers don’t exist in a void—they are informed by context and impacted by the broader systems that influence our work.

Joined by an interdisciplinary panel of designers, moderator Liam Spradlin explores the benefits of systematic thinking, the lifecycle of a design system, and how the systems of everyday life inform our pursuits as designers.

 Register to attend Design Is [Systematic]

2018 Schedule

Date Talk theme Speakers
January 31 Design Is [Language] Maggie Stanphill and Joscelin Cooper
February 28 Design Is [Screenless] Golden Krishna
March 28 Design Is [Autonomous] Ryan Powell, Wendy Ju, and Melissa Cefkin
April 25 Design Is [Empathy] Danielle Krettek
June 27 Design Is [Business] Satyam Kantamneni
July 25 Design Is [Systematic] Liam Spradlin, Jesse Reed, Jina Anne, Ken Frederick, and August Lehrecke
August 29 Design Is [Narrative] Alex Cook

Attending a Design Is [...] talk? Please review our Google Event Community Guidelines and Anti-Harassment Policy.

UX Thought Leadership