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Hey Humane Tech friends,

we are really happy to announce our very first meetup! Thanks to our friends at Google for hosting this event!

SCHEDULE:

1. "Are we evil? Humane Design and the Attention Economy"
by Steffi Kieffer (UX Consultant & Design Thinking Coach, Revelate)

2. "The Prometheus-Dilemma: Can technology set us free?"
by Britta Mohr (Senior Manager / Contemplative Arts Practitioner)

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Panel Discussion:

- Rachel (Senior UX Designer, Google)
- Britta Mohr (Senior Manager / Contemplative Arts Practitioner)
- Stefan Markiewicz (UX Researcher / Designer, Fluid)
- Till Kretschmar (Senior Consultant, TNG)

About the speakers:

Rachel Ilan Simpson

Rachel is a Senior Designer with over 7 years in the field, working with award-winning Design Agencies, ground-breaking Startups, and for the Google Chrome UX team since 2013. She has worked with clients and collaborators like Seth Godin, BMW/DriveNow, Google Duo, Doctors without Borders, and Freeletics.
She has led 20+ Design Sprints, events which create and test solutions for critical organizational problems. Her Sprints have helped Doctors Without Borders drive organizational change, and transformed how Chrome approaches translation. She also founded the Design Jam, a quarterly event in Munich and London that brings together coders, designers, and business people to build products over the course of a single day.

Britta Mohr

Britta has a background in business management, social psychology and IT. She has lived and worked abroad for many years and is currently working in IT/Communications for a large German Corporation. On her B-side she has studied the “contemplative arts” for over two decades and is a member of a buddhist lay order. Her mission is to take the “woo-woo” out of millennia-old mind cultivation practices and to point out their relevance for our modern day context.

Stefan Markiewicz

Stefan is born and raised in Stockholm, Sweden. His interest in behavioral science led him to complete a Master degree in Psychology. After briefly working in mental health care he realized he could impact more people through design. His post-graduate degree in design quickly led him on the path to make use of his knowledge at design consultancies.
Stefan is active in the various elements of design, working on daily basis as the bridge between research and design. Often part of innovation projects at FLUID. His versatile work experience has helped to take the users perspective when designing new experiences and services. He has been active in the area of design for the past 4 years and believes that as technology has become so crucial in our daily lives, we as designers have to be responsible in how we design products people use.

Till Kretschmar

Till solves hard IT problems at TNG Technology Consulting. While his colleagues are more concerned with high end information technology, he focuses on the human side in software development. As an agile coach, he helps people to improve their way of working. This includes introducing agile development methods in non-agile environments, fostering more organization with less hierarchy, training people in communication, moderation and agile methods and generally putting in his two cents wherever he can. With a background in mathematics ans psychology, he is fascinated by the social touch work in IT is taking up recently.

Steffi Kieffer

Having built a track record of over 15 years of User Experience skills, Steffi combines Lean Startup and Design Thinking methods in her approach to digital product design.
She holds lectures, trainings and workshops on Design Thinking and User Experience Design, is mentor at Lean Startup Machine and co-organizer of the Humane Tech and Design Thinking Meetup Group in Munich.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the Meetup!

Steffi & Ben