Design Matters Tokyo 24 Pre-event Meetup


About This Event

“Design Matters Tokyo 24 Pre-event Meetup” is a event held on the eve of the global design conference “Design Matters Tokyo 24“, which will be held on June 5-6. This event is a special collaboration between Spectrum Tokyo and Design Matters.

As a pre-party for Design Matters Tokyo 24, we will hold a meetup with speakers and participants of the event, and also open up the event for those without tickets for the actual conference.

The meetup will have a few lightning talks given by local designers, providing an opportunity for overseas exchange in design.

Let us mingle and start networking for a wonderful 2 day conference!

Design Matters Tokyo 24 Pre-event Meetup

Date: June 4, 2024
Time: 19:00-21:30 (18:45 open)
Place: Uzabase, Inc. | Google Maps
Language: English
Tickets: ¥2,000

Lightning Talks (5 min each)

Talk Theme

Tell us about your latest passion & trends in Design


3 Reasons I Fell in Love with Design
Uzabase, Inc.|Product Designer
Haruka Usui|X

Prototyping Retirement
Former IDEO Tokyo|Engineer, Designer, Futurist
Kenta Kondo

Design beyond screens
Freelance|UX Designer
Noriko Iizuka|X

Using real data for UX mockups
Nikkei Inc.|Team lead (Product)
Oli Studholme|Linkedin

Design the Defaults
Shift and Scaffold|Leadership Coach and Consultant
Janice Chan|Linkedin

How do we interact to AI as a designer
AI inside Inc.|Product & Service Design Manager
Yoshiaki Yoneyama


Ryo Sampei|Spectrum Tokyo – Producer / Design Matters Tokyo |Linkedin


19:00-19:15Introduction / イベント説明15min
19:15-19:35Mingle / 交流20min
19:35-19:55LT * 320min
19:55-20:25Mingle / 交流30min
20:25-20:50LT * 3 + Announcement25min
20:50-21:30Mingle / 交流40min
21:30-Goodbye / 解散

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At this event, we are using the external event platform ‘Tito’ for registration, and credit card payments are processed through ‘Stripe’.


  • The event will all be in English without translations. For important announcements, we might include Japanese for English beginners, so please bear with us)
  • We will open the venue from 18:45. You cannot enter before that time.
  • The office is non-smoking.

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