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  • Let's talk about Design Leadership for Introverts with Tim Yeo

    You might have seen memes of introverts rejoicing during this period while the extroverts are shouting LET ME OUT! Whether you are an introvert or extrovert, this session on Design Leadership is for you. This month, we've invited a fellow Singaporean, Tim Yeo, who is based in Sydney to share with us the talk he gave at the IxDA's Interaction 20 conference in February at Milan. It has been 9 years since I last met Tim and he said he misses the Singaporean Singlish with all the lahs and lehs so we thought why not let's do this talk with the lovely Singaporean design community. --- About the talk: Do you squirm in your seat when all eyes are on you? Do you find networking awkward and embarrassing? In meetings (even virtual ones), do you find yourself keeping quiet even though you have something to say? Does a quiet evening at home with a book sound more attractive to you than an evening socialising with people you’ve never met? If your answer to most of these questions is yes, congratulations: you are (probably) an introvert. As an introvert, you lose energy when engaging with people rather than gain. People engagement is not optional if you want to lead. So how do you lead as an introvert? In this talk, Tim will be sharing techniques he use to manage his own introversion in order to lead as a designer. --- About Tim Yeo Design leader. Speaker. Bookbinder. Best known for saying complex things simply. Introvert with over 4 decades of experience. Currently Head of Design at Finder; formerly Head of Design at fintech startups @OFX, @Prospa Follow Tim on Twitter: https://twitter.com/timyeo --- Agenda: 7pm - Check-in and say hello 7:15pm - Talk by Tim on Design Leadership for Introverts 7:45pm - Q&A 8pm - End For any questions / feedback, leave a comment below or email [masked] See you next week! --- Join the DesignSG Telegram community here: https://t.me/joinchat/I1PbzBHY16YjgOJL6nJUGg --- PDPA: By RSVPing and attending for the session, you agree that IxDA Singapore can record the session and publish it on its YouTube channel (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCz_P2VfcDLzyr3K7kWCNdPA) or share the recording over social media. Thanks!

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  • Design Sprint: Process, People and Practical Tips with Shaza Hakim, Stampede

    Hello everyone! Hope you are doing well this COVID-19 season and keeping safe. In case you are wondering, we have been busy putting together the IxDA Community Mentoring Initiative (http://bit.ly/ixdasg_mentoring2020) over the last few months and it'll kick start this April so check out the link above if you'll like to find out more. This month, we've invited a dear friend, Shaza Hakim, UX Principal at Stampede Design and Curator of UX Malaysia to share with us practical tips on running Design Sprints. Shaza’s design team at Stampede has a unique perspective—they work with product teams across industries, from energy to mobility to banking and venture philanthropy and witness first-hand the overwhelming uncertainty and risks teams face only to discover that they have spent all those time making something people don't want. But what if instead of false assumptions, teams have the gift of foresight when they start building products? What if instead of throwing a bunch of features to users and hope one sticks, we can improve the chances of making products that people actually want? And what if instead of struggling to get buy in, those people emerging from your design sprint now have a unified and right focus? In this talk Shaza will walk us through the process of hacking product design through Design Sprint, from understanding what user needs to putting a prototype in their hands in 5 days’ time. She will also share her hits and misses so you can really get into the practical spirit of design sprint. This session will be held remotely over a Zoom conference call (we'll share the link soon) and you can join in the comfort of your home/office/cafe. Zoom conference link here: https://zoom.us/j/766044697 --- Agenda --- 7:00 - 7:10pm Check-in / waiting for late comers 7:10 - 730pm Introductions 7:30 - 830pm Talk by Shaza on Design Sprint 830 - 845pm Q&A and close For any questions / feedback, leave a comment below or email [masked] See you next week! --- Join the DesignSG Telegram community here: https://t.me/joinchat/I1PbzBHY16YjgOJL6nJUGg

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  • World Interaction Design Day 2019 - Trust & Responsibility

    Visa Innovation Center Singapore

    What convinces you of a product’s usability and efficacy? How do you establish the reliability of a service? This Interaction Design Day, let us come together to explore how trust and responsibility is at the heart of well-designed products and services used across industries — from financial services to digital products and services. This year, IxDA Singapore presents 4 narratives centered on the theme of Trust & Responsibility: 1. Designing the network of trust at Visa By Preethi Mariappan, Head of Design, Asia Pacific, Visa While economies all over the world are moving rapidly towards a cashless society, there is one currency that remains relevant – the currency of trust. Since its founding, trust has been at the core of what Visa, the world’s leading payments network, stands for. Get a glimpse into how its designers work towards building a network of consumer trust. --- 2. Designing for trust and responsible innovation in financial services Liu Zenan, Head of Product, StashAway Fintech innovation has become a major focus in Singapore’s tech ecosystem. From wealth management, remittance, to payment, the latest Fintech products enable digital-savvy customers to enjoy faster and more convenient financial services at lower costs. This talk will provide some insights and first-hand experiences on how companies could design for digital trust in financial services, while protecting customer's interest throughout the process. --- 3. Trust at the Human Scale By Wei Kong, Researcher and Designer In principle obvious but in practice needing time and effort to build, trust is a hard-earned powerful enabler, yet, it can be fragile and easily lost. Drawing from past experiences, Wei will share how trust can be built with individuals, teams and organisations to meet the needs of diverse stakeholders. --- 4. The Weight of Trust By Mario Van der Meulen, Principal Designer, Foolproof One of the amazing things about trust is how much of it we have and how little attention we pay to it. But without trust there is no collaboration. And while trust is personal, establishing a collective trust requires a different mindset. In ‘The Weight Of Trust’ Mario Van der Meulen introduces three key ideas about trust in the pursuit of true collaboration. --- Presented in partnership with Adobe and IxDA, World Interaction Design Day is an annual global event where the design community comes together to discuss themes around how interaction design improves the human condition. Ready? Let’s go! RSVP As part of the venue security requirements, please help us by registering here: http://bit.ly/ixddsg2019 PASSWORD: IXDDSG As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- AGENDA 1830 - 1920: Registration and check-in, food, drinks, networking 1920 - 1930: Welcome address by Visa Innovation Center 1930 - 2030: Talks by speakers 2030 - 2045: Q&A Panel 2045 - 2130: Networking, food and drinks SPONSOR Big thanks to Visa Innovation Center Singapore for graciously hosting us this World Interaction Design Day.

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  • A conversation with Maggie Peng & Zach Hyman of EPAM Continuum

    Hello everyone! This August, we're glad to have folks from EPAM Continuum (www.continuuminnovation.com), a global innovation design firm joining us to talk about using the power of design to discover innovative ideas and realize them as powerful products, services and brand experiences. Topics we will be covering: - Landscape of global innovation and transformation in organisations - How design is playing it's role within their clients - Innovation in the Spatial space - From idea to innovation, the process - Prototyping through Made Real Lab - and more... This meetup is suitable for designers who are interested to learn more about design in the innovation and transformation space. ---------------------------------- Maggie Peng, Managing Director, EPAM Continuum ---------------------------------- Maggie is passionate about improving lives through design. Her craft is rooted in architecture, interior design, and urban design where she leverages human centered insights to create impactful change, experiences and value for clients, their organizations, and communities. She works in a variety of scales, from urban visions to buildings, spaces and products bringing a holistic and systems approach from micro to macro and back again. As Managing Director of EPAM Continuum Shanghai, she believes in the power of design to ignite innovation and problem solve some of the most challenging questions we face. Growing up between Asia and the US, her bi-cultural background lends itself to her global yet local perspective to bridge differences and find opportunities for innovation. Previously, Maggie was a Design Lead at IDEO and worked at NBBJ as a Senior Project Designer. She received her BA in Environmental Studies/Art History from UC Santa Cruz and a Masters of Architecture from UC Berkeley. ---------------------------------- Zach Hyman, Design Strategist, EPAM Continuum ---------------------------------- Zach has helped plan and run product and services projects around mobile phones, healthcare, agriculture, transportation, and education, and has worked in China, Myanmar/Burma, Vietnam, Jordan, Italy, Thailand, Japan, Denmark, England, and the United States. Zach’s writing has appeared in Fast Company, The Atlantic, Touchpoint—The Journal of Service Design, and Core77. He has guest lectured for classes at Stanford’s d.school, Carnegie Mellon School of Design, and the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, and has presented at MidwestUX and the Ethnographic Praxis in Industry Conference. Before enrolling at Carnegie Mellon School of Design, he received a Fulbright grant to conduct ethnographic research into innovation across China. In addition to English, Zach speaks Burmese and Mandarin Chinese. ---------------------------------- Agenda for the evening ---------------------------------- 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Conversation with EPAM Continuum 8:30pm - 9:00pm: Questions and networking We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! ---------------------------------- Venue Sponsor ---------------------------------- Big thanks to the Design team at PropertyGuru (www.propertyguru.com) for offering up their spanking new office at Paya Lebar Quarters to host the design community. PropertyGuru Group is Asia’s leading online property company and the preferred destination for over 25 million property seekers to find their dream home, every month. The PropertyGuru Group seek to empower property seekers with the widest options of more than 2 million homes, in-depth insights and solutions that enable them to make confident property decision across Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia and Vietnam.

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Kim Lenox, VP of Product Design at Zendesk

    JustCo at Marina One East Tower - Coworking, Hot Desks, Serviced Offices & Office Space Singapore

    Hey everyone! This July we're excited to have Kim Lenox, VP of Product Design at Zendesk to share with us her thoughts on design leadership and scaling design teams. Kim Lenox currently heads up the product design organization at Zendesk, a global company that builds software for the best customer experiences. She is responsible for driving strategic priorities and scaling the impact of an international team of product designers, researchers, content strategists, and front-end developers as the company moves upmarket. Prior to Zendesk, Kim led the design of product experiences for 24 years at technology companies like LinkedIn, Samsung, and Palm/HP. In this meetup, Kim will have an open dialogue on her background, experience and thoughts on the subject of Design Leadership. This meetup is open to any designers who wish to move into design management. To RSVP for this meetup, please follow this link as we will need to pass the names to building security clearance that evening, thanks! http://bit.ly/ixdakimlenox --- Agenda for the evening --- 7:00pm - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30pm - 8:30pm: Conversation with Kim 8:30pm - 9:00pm: Questions and networking We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) If you have questions for Kim prior to the sesson, you can submit them via Pigeonhole here: https://pigeonhole.at/IXDA/q/256868 As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- Sponsors --- We would like to thank JustCo for being our venue partner for this event. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in Singapore, JustCo is Asia’s leading premium flexible workspace provider. We continually disrupt the status quo and redefine collaborative working. In our communities, we connect dynamic entrepreneurs, start-ups and large corporations. People are at the heart of what we do, as we create networking events and strategic partnerships for our members and partners to gain insights, collaborate, and help each other. Our passion for customer satisfaction ensures our members find comfort and peace of mind – the same JustCo hospitality, no matter where you are. We make work better by revolutionising how people work, empowering our ever-growing community with exceptional flexibility, opportunities and experiences. Come and experience JustCo with our 1-day free trial! https://tinyurl.com/JCxFreeTrialEvents --- Join the IXDA Global Slack Community! There's lots of activities going around in our global community. Connect with other designers around the world: http://bit.ly/IxDASlackInvite

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Kathleen Chao, VP UX, BNY Mellon

    WeWork Suntec Tower 5

    This June we're honoured to have Kathleen C, a fellow UX designer and a community leader who co-runs the NYC Service Design Collective, to share with us her journey as a designer, her thoughts on design leadership and service design communities around the world, and her experience working for one of the world's oldest financial institutions at NYC, the BNY Mellon. Background Kathleen (https://www.linkedin.com/in/kathleenchao/) is a UX designer at BNY Mellon, one of the world’s oldest financial institutions in New York City. Owing to her diverse educational and professional background, she learned early in life that happiness comes from good experiences — whether it be an experience with a well-designed product or a well-curated service. For her, happiness is as simple as that. At BNY Mellon, she connects the dots between cross-functional teams, analyses internal operations to support product lifecycle and defines the design process and measurements. These are essential in allowing her to create good user experiences for end users. Aside from her job, Kathleen co-runs NYC Service Design Collective which she founded last year. She loves bringing the community together to share, inspire and learn from one another. If you’re in NYC, please connect with her and share your story :) This session will be suitable for those who want to learn more about service design and design leadership, especially in a mature industry like NYC and how it may differ from or share similarities with the scene here in Singapore. --- Agenda for the evening --- 7 - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:45pm: Conversation with Kathleen 8:45 - 9pm: Open mic 9pm: End We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask questions privately, please email us at [masked] and I'll ask on your behalf :) Alternatively, you can tweet us the questions @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we will have them answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- Sponsors --- We're grateful to have Wantedly and WeWork Suntec to sponsor this meetup. It is only through support from these great partners that the design community can sustain and continue to add value to the attendees. Whether you're looking for opportunities in the UX and Design space or not actively looking, why not create a profile on Wantedly (http://bit.ly/ixdawantedly)? One of my favourite feature is you can simply just request for a visit with companies of your interest to learn about their culture and values before committing to an application. Having your profile on Wantedly also allows companies to "Scout" for your profile and initiate a connection. --- Join the IXDA Global Slack Community! There's lots of activities going around in our global community. Connect with other designers around the world: http://bit.ly/IxDASlackInvite

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Xinni C, UX Designer at Google / YouTube Gaming

    Hey everyone, Amazing how time flies! This May, we'll speak with another of our fellow Singaporean designer who is coming back home from San Francisco, Xinni C. Xinni (https://www.linkedin.com/in/xinni/) is a UX designer at Google, currently crafting experiences for over 1 billion people at YouTube. After graduating from NUS in 2016 with a Computer Science degree, Xinni moved to California to immerse herself in Silicon Valley's vibrant tech culture. She hopes to share learnings during her trips back to Singapore, attend local anime conventions and scarf down lots of fish soup. Together, we will explore topics like: - Working in Google as a UX designer (woohoo!) - Personal journey of applying for a UX design role - Her learnings on creating impact within the organisation and more... This session will be very suitable for the curious who wants to learn more about working in Google / YouTube, entering the industry and be inspired by a fellow young designer's journey. Disclaimer: Xinni will be attending the event as herself. Opinions expressed in the conversation are Xinni's own, and not those of Google or Alphabet. --- Agenda for the evening --- 7 - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:45pm: Conversation with Xinni 8:45 - 9pm: Open mic 9pm: End We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask questions privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask on your behalf :) Alternatively, you can tweet us the questions @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we will have them answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- Join the IXDA Global Slack Community! There's lots of activities going around in our global community. Connect with other designers around the world: http://bit.ly/IxDASlackInvite --- P.p.s: Would you like to sponsor the meetup and have some airtime for your brands / businesses? Let us know! We welcome sponsors for venues and refreshments.

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Amy Huang, Head of Design, RedMart

    Function Room 2 @ Drama Centre (National Library Level 3)

    Hey everyone! After a busy February at Seattle for Interactions 19 conference, we're back for our 2nd meetup in 2019! This March we will be chatting with Amy Huang, Head of Design at RedMart, about her design journey over the years and moving from San Francisco to Singapore. Topics we will explore include: - Design leadership - Designer at SF vs Singapore - Hiring and evaluation of designers - Team building and growth - Managing stakeholders and team - Design vs business goals and more. --- About Amy Huang --- Amy is a UX leader dedicated to making technology delightfully useful in everyday life - through a combination of user insight, systems thinking, and continuous iteration. Prior to joining RedMart, Amy lived in San Francisco, where she led user experience teams at consumer brands such as Blurb, Apollo Education, Shutterfly and Disney. She studied Human-Computer Interaction at Stanford University and had the good fortune to learn from some of the great pioneers of user experience and product design. --- Agenda for the evening --- 7 - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:45pm: Conversation with Amy 8:45 - 9pm: Open mic 9pm: End We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask questions privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask on your behalf :) Alternatively, you can tweet us the questions @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we will have them answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- Join the IXDA Global Slack Community! There's lots of activities going around in our global community. Connect with other designers around the world: http://bit.ly/IxDASlackInvite --- P.p.s: Would you like to sponsor the meetup and have some airtime for your brands / businesses? Let us know! We welcome sponsors for venues and refreshments.

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  • IxD Session: A conversation with Dave Malouf, Design Consultant, Group of Humans

    Hey everyone! Happy 2019! Kickstarting this year, we're honoured to have Dave Malouf, one of the Co-Authors of Invision's DesignOps Handbook (https://www.designbetter.co/designops-handbook) here in Singapore this January to share his experience with the community here! More well known for his contributions towards setup of DesignOps and one of the primary founders and first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA), Dave will be here to answer burning questions you have regarding Design Operations and Design Management. Dave Malouf is passionate about how technology can help people connect to each other and help them achieve their personal and organizational goals. As a veteran design leader, strategist, facilitator, researcher, and educator he has worked with some of the largest and fastest growing organizations globally. He is taking that experience and passion and helping organizations amplify the value they get from their investment in design. Dave is a writer, teacher, and facilitator sought after around the globe for speaking and workshop engagements helping to teach designers how to build strategic, visionary, empathetic, and creative organizations. -------------------------- Agenda for the evening -------------------------- 7 - 7:30pm: Registration, networking, refreshments 7:30 - 8:30pm: Conversation with Dave 8:30 - 9pm: Questions, networking We're hoping to keep the session really informal and casual where it is more conversation centric so bring along some of your burning questions to the session. The value of the meetup is as good as the questions asked :) Also, if you would like to ask the question privately, please email me at [masked] and I'll ask them on your behalf :) Alternatively, you may like to tweet us the questions to @IxDASG (http://www.twitter.com/ixdasg) and we can have that answered! As we have very limited space, please only RSVP if you can make it so that others can confirm their attendance. See you there! --- P.s: Do you know we have a newsletter where we send out updates on news, events and opportunities? Sign up here: http://eepurl.com/dBToYD P.p.s: Would you like to sponsor the meetup and have some airtime for your brands / business? Let us know! We welcome sponsors for venues and refreshments.

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  • IxDA Singapore Year-end Gathering 2018

    Ode To Home

    Hey everyone! Let's huddle around good food and great drinks as we share interesting stories and draw inspiration from each other to celebrate the close of 2018 and welcome the year ahead. Theme: Reflection and Resolution We will be inviting 5 speakers to share with us their key takeaways for 2018 and their expectations / goals for 2019. Presentations will be in the PechaKucha 20x20 format, with 20 images each showing for 20 seconds. Expect an evening of sharing, reflection and resolution among great company. As space is limited, we're keeping the size really cosy so we hope you'll be able to make it :) This event is ticketed to help cover the costs of food and drinks, will greatly appreciate if you would purchase a ticket here to RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/ixda-singapore-year-end-gathering-2018-tickets-53223010457 --- Agenda for the evening: 7-715pm: Registration and welcome 7-8pm: Networking, enjoy the food and drinks 8 - 845pm: Sharing by speakers 845pm - Late: Be merry! Looking forward to seeing you there! Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash

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