UNITE • Designing for the Gig Economy


July 12, 2018
7/12/18 6:30 pm - 7/12/18 8:30 pm


2018-07-1218:30:00 2018-07-1220:30:00 America/New_York UNITE • Designing for the Gig Economy Onset of the Gig Economy The modern workplace is changing. According to experts, in just two years, half of us could ... 1 Design Center Place, #514, Boston, MA 02110 Design Museum Boston info@designmuseumboston.org

Onset of the Gig Economy

The modern workplace is changing. According to experts, in just two years, half of us could be members of the so-called ‘gig economy’. In the gig economy, companies contract positions to temporary employees rather than create permanent jobs. To some, this change implies greater freedom. For others, the prospect of unstable income coupled with minimal face-to-face contact bodes a potential life of stress and alienation. What will this new world look like? How should we meet its challenges?

The Discussion

Our Summer UNITE panel will tackle the following questions:

  1. When employees are the most valuable resource at most organizations, how are employers reacting to this shift?
  2. What role does design play to tackle these challenges?
  3. How is the gig economy impacting our education system and student expectations?


Join us at KI Furniture, in their brand new showroom, on Thursday, July 12, for an evening of networking, drinks, and discussion of one of the most important changes in the modern workplace. Bring your own questions and contribute to this significant discussion.

Doors open at 6:30 pm; Discussion begins at 7:00 pm.

UNITE Panel Series

UNITE is a quarterly event series showcasing the intersection of design and everything else. Each UNITE event brings together four thought leaders around a complex topic like entrepreneurship, healthcare, data visualization, and local manufacturing – and only one of the panelists is a designer. During the event, all four panelists bring a unique perspective to the conversation and interact with the audience to explore the topic. Following each discussion are drinks, networking, music, and fun. UNITE events are hosted and sponsored by various generous businesses of the Greater Boston area. If you are interested in hosting one of these events, please check out our host page here for more information.


Become a member to attend this event for free • Membership starts at just $5/month