Designing Digital Now

  • 17 June 2016 - 25 June 2016

The Creative Exchange presents a new exhibition Designing Digital Now, which takes a critical look at how we are shaping digital technologies and, in turn, how digital technologies are shaping us. The show explores how digital resources from smartphones to Facebook have transformed what each of us can learn, make and do.

Drawing from projects devised by The Creative Exchange, a UK knowledge sharing hub for the creative economy, you are invited to explore how designers, makers and artists have worked across public and private sectors to develop new concepts, products, services and infrastructures. 


Responding to today’s complex picture of technological risk and opportunity, the exhibition presents collaborations that cross between education, industry and government, revealing emergent intersections between digital technologies and our everyday lives.

Designing Digital Now looks into how digital ideas can be imagined, designed and made in ways guided by our creative and ethical needs, rather than the functional capabilities of digital technology. 


The exhibition features prototype products, infographics and films alongside a number of interactive exhibits such as smartphone apps. Look out for a programme of events accompanying the exhibition, ranging from workshops on digital games or self-publishing magazines, where you are invited to contribute your own stories to a digital map of Liverpool, become part of a participatory documentary or experience a live audio walk around the city.