About MOD Wellington

The Mindset of Design story

In 2018, Creative HQ, Openfield and Springload ran the inaugural ‘Experience Week’, to build the knowledge and community around human-centered design in New Zealand. The week’s success showed the demand for events with this focus.

Experience Week 2018 was a Wellington-wide festival with 27 events across 5 days, attended by 300 people.

While a success, after feedback from event partners and attendees, the name Experience Week didn’t sum up our hopes for the event.

So for 2019 onwards, we present Mindset of Design, or MOD for short.

Interested to know more about MOD Wellington?
Our 2020 festival report is available here.

The Mindset of Design principles

Explore the unobvious


Celebrate creativity



Expand your horizons


Shift your mindset

MOD Wellington is powered by

Creative HQ helps innovators around the world to transform their ideas into real-world solutions. Through game-changing programmes, Creative HQ’s innovation experts place people at the heart of their own problem.

Founded in 2003 in Te Whanganui-a-Tara Wellington, Creative HQ is owned by WellingtonNZ, a subsidiary of Wellington City Council and Greater Wellington Regional Council.