A holistic design conference
September 3-5, 2019, Helsinki Finland

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Doing, enabling, & directing design

Join an international community of 600 design oriented professionals and leaders

2 days of conference talks
- 28 speakers
- 2 tracks
- 3 themes
- 4 keynotes

1 day of full-day workshops
- 4 options
- 3 themes
- Curated by Rosenfeld Media

Dual Track

The program in Joint Futures is diverging into two tracks (stages). The conference spans in 2 days (September 3rd-4th), and on the third day (September 5th) participants will have the opportunity to attend full-day workshops curated by Rosenfeld Media.


All about managing design teams, expectations, communicating our profession, selling the value of design & how to amplify & scale our design orgs.

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All about becoming more efficient with tools, ways of working, processes, current trends in the profession and insights on users and other companies’ methods.


We are curating an international line-up of over 20 speakers
for keynotes, talks and lightning talks.

Mike Monteiro

Co-founder & Design Director,
Mule Design

Priya Prakash

Designer & Founder,
Design for Social Change

Dori Tunstall

Dean - Faculty of Design,
OCAD University

Kim Goodwin

Designing for the Digital Age

Emily Campbell

Sr. Specialist
Design Transformation,

Hana Nagel

Service Designer,
Element AI

Josh Silverman

DesignOps Consultant,

Jason Mesut

Design Partner,
Group Of Humans

Tatiana Mac

Independent designer

Eduardo Ortiz

Designer and Partner,

Tammie Lister

Design Producer,

Sami Niemelä

Founder & Creative Director,

Gretchen Anderson

Independent Consultant
& Author

Marc Stickdorn

More than Metrics

Leyla Nasib
& Irene Leino

Designing for Children's
Rights & Unicef

Una Kravets

Developer Advocate,
Material Design - Google



Kimmo Alaraudanjoki

Design Lead,

Jukka Tuominen

Chief Experience Officer,
City of Helsinki

Laura Lorenzo

CX Design,

Egle Obcarskaite

Ethical Innovation Designer

Andrea Ong

Director of Product Design,
Loblaw Digital

Supriyo Roy

Design Leader,

Alicja Salamon

Lead Product Designer,

Laura Hinkkanen

Strategist & Content Lead,

Chris Messina

Product designer, technologist,
& inventor of the #hashtag

Janice M. Cho

Independent Designer
& Consultant

Jose Coronado

VP Design Operations,
JPMorgan Chase & Co

Sarah Fathallah

Social Designer
& Design Researcher

Lightning speakers

Dave Malouf

Host: People track
Design Leader,
Group of Humans


Jina Anne

Host: Craft track
Design Systems pioneer,

Professional training

Workshops on September 5th. Curated by Rosenfeld Media

Jina Anne

A Real-World
Design Systems Workshop

Nathan Shedroff

21st Century Business:
How Design Impacts Strategy

Patrick Quattlebaum

Orchestrating Experiences

Kristin Skinner

Design your Design

Doing design

Learn about the value of Design Systems and tools that help product teams deliver great user experiences, and how they help with cross collaboration between design, development and business.

Enabling design

Understand the best ways to enable designers to do their work efficiently. Gain knowledge on how to scale design teams with DesignOpsand how to measure success.

Directing design

Actionable tools for design leaders on how to create cultures and a north stars, communicate design across different professions, and create solid strategies for success

Towards holistic design

We are using 3 focus areas of design; craft (doing design) - operations (enabling design) and strategy (directing design) to explore the value it brings as a profession


Since last year;

Last year we built a Design Systems Conference, that saw 450 professionals from around the world joining for learnings and networking around Design Systems

“DSCONF is the conference that raises
the pragmatic discussion on how design systems
can fit into the real world”

Shuo-Hsiu Hsu - AIRBUS


Making this event possible

Main organizer

Elisa main organizer logo

Exclusive Platinum Partner

InVision - Platinum partner logo

Main Partners

InVision - Platinum partner logo
YLE partner logo

Gold Partners

Redland partner logo
Tapaus partner logo
Nitor partner logo
Intergalactico partner logo
Bitfactor partner logo


Helsinki city partner logo
Futurice partner logo
Mailchimp partner logo
Abstract partner logo
Tapaus partner logo partner logo
Qvik partner logo
ABB partner logo

Supported by

UX Helsinki community logo
designer hangout community logo
Service Design Network community logo
Service Design Network community logo
Maria01 community logo

Media Partners

Service Design Show logo