SydDT #94/Design Connection #1: The Intersection of Design, Digital & Public Media at the ABC

SydDT #94/Design Connection #1: Design, Digital & Public Media at the ABC

We were lucky to hear from a few members of the ABC design and product teams for the inaugural Design Connection meetup (a renaming of our design megameetup series) with a few of our Sydney design meetup friends and collaborators.

ABC Digital Product is the driving force behind digital innovation at the ABC, with a stated mission to transform the ABC from a traditional broadcast service to a digital-first organisation. The theme of the intersection of design, digital, and public media at the ABC was brought to life with a series of talks:

  • Alex Bilbie-Clarke (Group Product Manager, ABC Listen & Music) hosted the session
  • Omar Samad (Content Strategist, ABC Innovation Lab) walked us through their User Research & Video Games case study
  • Tim Hardaker (Group Product Manager, ABC) spoke about ABC Product Futures: Defining a New Product Vision for Australia’s National Broadcaster
  • Sue Kwak (Product Manager, ABC Accounts) & Sophie Brown (Senior Product Designer, ABC) spoke about Designing a Connected ABC Experience
  • Emma Gogolewski (Product Designer, ABC) spoke about Connecting Content through ABC Search


Couldn’t make it or just want to relive it? Watch it now.

Meetup Announcement

Tuesday, 27 February 2024 @ 6pm. Australian Broadcasting Corporation, Sydney

Our design megameetup series in collaboration with our friends from a few other Sydney design meetups has a new name. Come along and be part of the inaugural Design Connection meetup! The theme for this one is The Intersection of Design, Digital & Public Media at the ABC.

From a single radio service launched in 1932, the ABC has developed into a multi-platform media operation and a public media organisation of international renown, delivering Australian stories and conversations across the nation and to the region.

ABC Digital Product is the driving force behind digital innovation at the ABC, with a stated mission to transform the ABC from a traditional broadcast service to a digital-first organisation.

Space is strictly limited so grab your ticket now! You’ll need your ID and ticket to get through ABC security. Please make sure the name you register with matches the name on your ID.

Design Connection is a collaboration between:


Come join us for some fun conversations with interesting people keen on design.

Event Sponsor

A huge thanks to the ABC for hosting and sponsoring this event!