Past Meetup

Design Thinking Meetup - Deep Dive User Research

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Im Mediapark 5 · Köln

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Raum Vancouver (Innovation Lab) im 4. OG

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Welcome to our summer edition!

Together with Pia Drechsel we will explore methods and tools in User Research, specifically, how to conduct "design-driven" interviews and draw out insights that wouldn't otherwise be apparent in a traditional survey or interview. Hint: come prepared to be an active participant and think through your personal daily commute to work...

The presentation will be held in both German and English.

About our guest host, Pia Drechsel:

Pia ist studierte Designerin und unkonventionelle Researcherin. Als Methoden Expertin hilft sie Unternehmen nutzerzentrierte Produkte, Dienstleistungen und Prozesse zu gestalten mit den Mitteln des Design Research und des Design Thinkings. Ihr Fokus liegt dabei auf der Entwicklung von Werkzeugen, die das Eintauchen in Nutzerwelten, Prozesse und in die Beziehung von Industrie und Konsumenten fördern. Neben Ihrer Tätigkeit als Design Thinking Expertin und Beraterin gibt sie Gastvorlesungen und Seminare für Service Design, Design Thinking und User Centered Design an verschiedenen Hochschulen.

Pia is a trained designer and an unconventional researcher. She always comes up with new ideas influenced by her continuous exchange with different cultures. She loves the exploration of design disciplines, to find out about the latest trends and to catch up with great and innovative ideas. In cooperation with Bianca Bender she has been able to apply her research and conceptional skills in varied projects for the Design Research Company, situated on Cologne, germany. In the past years she also has been research associate and guest lecturer in several universities and institutions in the field of service design, business cooperations, design thinking and research.