• Product Crunch – SexTech w/ Amorelie, Einhorn & im gegenteil

    Dear Product Crunch Community, Fitting to the weather our next Product Crunch Edition is going to be hot, hot, hot! We’re excited to announce the *last* event before our summer break: SexTech! __________________________________________________________ We will be welcoming the three following speakers on stage: Jon Derman Harris, Product Designer at Amorelie (https://www.amorelie.de), the sex toy e-commerce site with a focus on stylish, high-quality products. Teresa Limmer, Art Director at Einhorn (https://einhorn.my/), a Berlin-based company that produces magical, vegan condoms & you might have seen their latest line of menstrual products. Anni and Jule from the slow dating platform im gegenteil (https://imgegenteil.de/), an online magazine about love, life, sex, heartbreak and everything in between. Don’t forget to RSVP and invite your friends! __________________________________________________________ #1 Teresa Limmer - Einhorn Make Love not Design Teresa is a Graphic Designer based in Berlin. Her aim never really was to work for a condom company (because how embarrassing is that?). But she suddenly changed her mind when she found einhorn in 2017, a start up selling vegan and sustainable condoms in chips bags printed with colorful penis illustrations. Being a Designer at einhorn is more than just making things look nice, it's about love and magic. You can follow Einhorn on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/einhornberlin Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/einhorn.berlin __________________________________________________________ #2 Anni & Jule - im gegenteil Slow Dating, Slow Love, Slow Sex - how Anni and Jule of “im gegenteil“ changed the world of online dating Anni and Jule are in their mid 30s and founded the slow dating platform “im gegenteil“ in 2013. It is basically the opposite of Tindr. They and their teams create high-quality homestories of singles, they visit them at home, take pictures and write lovely words of the people who seek their soulmate. The whole process is for free because love shouldn’t cost a dime. In the meantime “im gegenteil“ became one of the biggest German online magazines about love, self-love, sex, sustainability and good entertainment. This year the girls founded their content creation agency “Agentur der Herzen“ which helps them to finance “im gegenteil“. Jule is a photographer, writer and creational artist. Anni is Head of Sales, a writer and communicator. Their main job is “Head Of Love“. Follow them on instagram: https://www.instagram.com/imgegenteil/ __________________________________________________________ #3 Jon Derman Harris Not NSFW: Design Research in SexTech Jon Derman Harris is a product designer at Amorelie, a Berlin-based online shop for all things love, sex, and relationships. At Amorelie, he conducts design research among users in DACH and develops new brands and hardware concepts from ideation through production. He grew up in Alaska, and spent six years in California before moving to Berlin. __________________________________________________________ Looking forward to seeing you at the last Product Crunch of the season!

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  • Product Crunch – Europe meets Asia Edition w/ Rakuten, Ming Labs & Wantedly

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We are happy to announce a special Edition of Product Crunch as a satellite Event of APW Berlin (https://apwberlin.de/) - the Europe meets Asia Edition! We will be welcoming the 3 following speakers on stage: __________________________________________________________ Christian Walter from Wantedly (https://en-de.wantedly.com/), a social recruiting platform from Japan. Christian has a background in cultural science and business studies. He used to live in South-East Asia during his 20s, worked for universities, as a consultant in organizational development and founded EdTech Asia during this time. He moved back to Europe to work for Google, later on, Viessmann and is now Country Manager of Wantedly in Germany, a Japanese recruitment platform. __________________________________________________________ Christoph Gromer from Ming Labs a digital agency with offices in Berlin, Munich New York, Singapore & Shanghai Christoph has been working at MING Labs for over 4 years as a User Experience Designer helping clients to transform and innovate. During this time he had the opportunity to visit all MING offices and live some time in Shanghai to experience the Asian market and work with local clients. __________________________________________________________ Francisca Blaauboer from Rakuten, a Japanese e-commerce website, also known as “The Amazon of Japan” "Design creates culture” Fran is a graphic designer from Chile and works as CWD Lead (Creative web design) at Rakuten Germany, an international company that creates an ecosystem of digital services and focuses on e-commerce, membership, VOD and messaging services in Germany. She has gained her profound expertise in agencies and retail businesses and uses her knowledge to shape design projects and create culture in collaboration with Rakuten's headquarter in Tokyo and European divisions. When she is not designing, she travels to rock concerts and captures the moment on camera while enjoying a good old moshpit. __________________________________________________________ We’re looking forward to this special event and can’t wait to see you there. Don’t forget to RSVP...

  • Product Crunch – Beyond the Hype w/ Highsnobiety, Adidas & EASYdoesit

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We are excited to present the Beyond Hype Edition of Product Crunch and can’t wait to share our interesting lineup with you. We will be welcoming the three following international speakers on stage: - Chehad Abdallah from EASYdoesit - Nina Rutten from Highsnobiety - Yousef Hammoudah from Adidas Running Don’t forget to RSVP - spots are limited! More details will follow soon.

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  • Product Crunch – Smart Home w/ The Smart Life & Pitch

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We are excited to present the Smart Home Edition of Product Crunch and can’t wait to share our interesting lineup with you. We will be welcoming the three following international speakers on stage: - Kevin Cannon - Principal Designer @Pitch - Thomas Joy - Creative Director @Beacon Agency Don’t forget to RSVP - spots are limited! Here are some details about the speakers: #1 Thomas Joy Thomas is the Creative Director of Beacon Agency, an award-winning fledgling marketing agency specialising in the Smart Home and IoT industries. His background is a tad eccentric, having graduated with a Law degree, he went on to to work in systems for a few years before setting up Beacon Agency alongside Jess Hadleigh and Laura Steen, where he is reponsible for the creative output of the agency, including their award-winning video work, and 'The Smart Life', a new podcast focussing on all things Smart Home. When he's not designing or editing, chances are, he can be found either at the theatre, or walking round a historical house with his partner Jack. #3 Kevin Cannon Many connected products fail to live up to their potential. Kevin has spent the last few years designing products like connected coffee machines and smart lights while working at Frog Design. In this talk, he’ll take an honest look at what he learned, when he failed and why smart home isn’t really fulfilling its potential. He will go into a case study on what he did developing Ikea’s smart lighting range. Kevin recently moved to Berlin to try make a presentation tool people love instead of merely tolerate. He’s excited to get to know the community here. --- 📷 By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event.

  • Product Crunch – Health Edition w/ Ada Health, YAS.life & Caspar Health

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We are excited to present the Health Edition of Product Crunch and can’t wait to share the diverse and interesting lineup with you. We will be welcoming the three following speakers on stage: - Sherzod Gafar, from YAS.life with his talk about the shift from Product Manager to Product Leader - Marta Ondrésik ADA Health speaking about the parallels between academia and product management - Beatriz Crespo (Design Engineer / UX) and Christina Reck (UX Designer) from Caspar and their talk: Jumping into the unknown and learning from it - uncovering the future of rehabilitation Don’t forget to RSVP - spots are limited! Here are some details about the speakers: #1 Sherzod Gafar Sherzod is a CPO at YAS.life, a fast-growing startup in the Preventive Healthcare and Insurtech Market. He also worked as a Product Lead and Manager at HERE Technologies, Fonpit, BOOKATIGER, and Menu.tj. Sherzod started his career when he was 12 and before Product Management, he worked as a TV Show host, Public Speaking Coach, Project Manager, and even as a General Manager of a gym. In his free time, he loves working on his side-projects, learning about entrepreneurship and technology, doing sports, improving his German and waiting for the final season of Game of Thrones. #2 Beatriz Crespo and Christina Reck Beatriz learnt to code on a Spectrum back in the ‘80s and has been fascinated by humans her whole life. She embraces the dualism science - humanism and enjoys learning and playing, observing and analysing. As a design engineer, she shapes user experience for clinics and therapists at Caspar-Health. This has allowed her to work in the areas of behaviour, psychology, information architecture, and systems, while researching, conducting workshops, designing and testing within her chosen field: health You can find Beatriz on: Twitter: @b_ux_ Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/beatritze Christina is a designer who has worked as an Art Director in digital advertising for several years before swapping the agency life for the startup experience. She is currently responsible for the UX and the visual design for patients at Caspar-Health. Her background in advertising and marketing allows a holistic approach to the patient experience while her enthusiasm for illustrations makes her explore playful ways to brighten up rehabilitation. You can find Christina on Twitter: @Caprapyrenaica Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christina-reck-a4b0796b #3 Marta Ondrésik ADA Health Marta is a product owner at Ada Health, a health-tech company in Berlin, where she works with engineers, designer and researchers to create advanced healthcare solutions. Before entering the startup scene, Marta spent almost a decade in academia as a researcher studying molecular pathways to improve regenerative medicine approaches for patients. Marta switched to digital health after her PhD, because she believes that the future of healthcare will be deeply linked to technology. Marta also developed a curiosity for human-machine interactions and finds it very exciting to work with doctors and patients to deliver them innovative products. Besides cracking the code of successful product development, Marta is also a full-time animal lover, who enjoys photography, and great weekend brunches. You can find Marta on Linkedin: https://www.linkedin.com/in/marta-ondresik/ --- 📷 By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event.

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  • Product Crunch – Productivity w/ WeTransfer, Mailbutler & Scrumpy

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We hope you all had a great start into 2019! As it’s still January we’ll be sticking to our new year's resolutions with a very fitting topic: Productivity! We will be welcoming the three following speakers on stage: #1 Stijn - Keeping a user-focus in a metric-driven environment Stijn is from Rotterdam, the Netherlands and works as a Sr. Product Designer at WeTransfer. WeTransfer started as a simple way sending big files, but has evolved into a set of beautifully obvious tools. Stijn’s uses his current focus and most of his time on Collect, an app for iOS and Android that allows you to save inspiring content from anywhere. Before joining WeTransfer he worked at A Color Bright, a product design studio in Berlin. You can follow Stijn here: https://twitter.com/StijnEversdijk #2 Hans - Agile Planning, Made Simple Hans Pagel learned to code as a child and studied communication design as an adult. He co-founded an agency for digital products and launched the project management app Scrumpy, that is used by teams around the world now. He is eager to learn everything about project management, to make every part of his company public and to talk about his experiences in launching a product on the side, founding a Software-as-a-Service company in Germany, market a product with zero budget or how to manage user feedback. You can follow Hans here: https://twitter.com/hanspagel https://twitter.com/heyscrumpy #3 Simone - Inbox Zero and Getting Things Done in 2019 Simone is a copywriter and Marketing Manager at Mailbutler. With a background in psychology and cognitive science, her passion is to shape mindful dialogues for digital products through neat copy and design. At Mailbutler, Simone aligns the company and product values with the user's needs at all stages of communication: from UX/UI, onboarding - to content and media liaison. You can follow Simone here: https://twitter.com/simonewym https://twitter.com/mailbutler Doors will be open from 18:40 as usual. Looking forward to seeing you at Product Crunch! --- 📷 By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event. 📷 Während der Veranstaltungen werden Fotos und Videos erstellt. Diese werden zur Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Darstellung unserer Aktivitäten auf der Website und in Social Media-Kanälen sowie in Youtube veröffentlicht, um den Bekanntheitsgrad von Product Crunch zu erhöhen und die Vorträge einer größeren Community zur verfügung zu stellen. Wenn Du nicht abgelichtet werden möchtest, kannst Du uns gerne ansprechen. Wir versuchen dies soweit wie möglich zu berücksichtigen.

  • Product Crunch – Mobility w/ Mercedes-Benz.io, Free2Move and Athena

    Dear Product Crunch Community, you are invited to our next Product Crunch Meetup – this time on the topic of Mobility! On Thursday, November 22th we will welcome three speakers: Max Fellmuth from Mercedes Benz (https://www.mercedes-benz.io) - When a big biz leaves its comfort zone behind Francesca Patanè from Free2Move (https://us.free2move.com) - Design moves the world Boris Jitsukata from Athena (https://driveathena.com) - Next-Gen Prototyping Don’t forget to RSVP and tell your friends! More details about the speakers are coming soon. --- 📷 By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event. 📷 Während der Veranstaltungen werden Fotos und Videos erstellt. Diese werden zur Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Darstellung unserer Aktivitäten auf der Website und in Social Media-Kanälen sowie in Youtube veröffentlicht, um den Bekanntheitsgrad von Product Crunch zu erhöhen und die Vorträge einer größeren Community zur verfügung zu stellen. Wenn Du nicht abgelichtet werden möchtest, kannst Du uns gerne ansprechen. Wir versuchen dies soweit wie möglich zu berücksichtigen.

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  • Product Crunch - Versus Edition w/ Frank Rausch, Lu Yu and Janos Pauer

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We are already onto the next Edition of Product Crunch and can’t wait to have you back in our Kreuzberg office soon! Study or work? UI or UX? Form or Function? Design or Development? Our three speakers will be talking about their experiences with all the balancing acts we face every day in the design world in the upcoming “Versus Edition” of Product Crunch. On the 18th October 2018 we will welcome the following speakers on stage: - Frank Rausch, who will be speaking about where design meets development in his talk “Typography is Code (The Short Cut)” - Lu Yu will use her talk “Make it fast, make it work, make it beautiful” to highlight the differences and similarities between UX and UI and how to finish great work within the time and budget constraints - Janos Pauer, one of our very own, will be talking how he combines studying with working in his lighting talk “Working Student or Student Worker?” Don’t forget to RSVP and tell your friends! Here are some more details about the speakers: #1 Frank Rausch Typography is Code (The Short Cut) Frank Rausch is a user interface designer, app developer, and typographer. He is co-founder and managing partner at Raureif, an award-winning interaction design consultancy based in Berlin. In his work, Frank Rausch explores how technology and code can shape high-quality digital reading experiences. He teaches app design and typography at design schools in Austria, Denmark, Germany, and Switzerland. You can follow him on: Twitter: @frankrausch Website: frankrausch.com #2 Lu Yu Make it fast, make it work, make it beautiful Lu Yu is a designer who specializes in digital products, branding and visual communication. Originally born in China, Lu had lived & worked in Melbourne and Istanbul. She is now based in Berlin Previously at MING Labs Berlin, Lu is currently working as an independent designer with talented teams including Semplice. She is also a jury member at Awwwards and Digital Design Days. You can follow her on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/Lugotype Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lugotype/ #3 Janos Pauer Working student or studying worker? Janos is a working student and UI Designer at Goodpatch and is currently studying Communication Design at the HTW in Berlin. Before deciding to embark on his design journey Janos studied physics and was a bartender at one of the coolest bars in Berlin. At Goodpatch he focuses on building Athena, a VR Prototyping tool for the automotive industry. You can follow him on: Twitter: https://twitter.com/JanosPauer Doors will be open from 18:40 as usual. Looking forward to seeing you at Product Crunch! ------- By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event. Während der Veranstaltungen werden Fotos und Videos erstellt. Diese werden zur Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Darstellung unserer Aktivitäten auf der Website und in Social Media-Kanälen sowie in Youtube veröffentlicht, um den Bekanntheitsgrad von Product Crunch zu erhöhen und die Vorträge einer größeren Community zur verfügung zu stellen. Wenn Du nicht abgelichtet werden möchtest, kannst Du uns gerne ansprechen.Wir versuchen dies soweit wie möglich zu berücksichtigen.

  • Product Crunch - Sound Edition w/ SoundCloud, Holoplot & Lofelt

    Dear Product Crunch Community, We hope you are as relaxed and as well-rested after the Summer Break as we are! We are pumped to be back and can’t wait to see you all at the Sound Edition on the 19th of September. We will be welcoming the three following speakers on stage: Marcus Schaefer, Head of Product Design at Soundcloud who will talk about designing for user-generated audio content, Adrian Lara Moreno, CTO of Holoplot, with his talk: Less is less. Why you need a thousand speakers and Daniel Büttner, CEO of Lofelt, talking about disrupting haptics through music. Once again a stellar line-up and we can’t wait to hear what they all have to say. Don’t forget to RSVP - you know how full it got last time! Here are some details about the speakers: #1 Marcus Schäfer Designing for user-generated audio content Marcus is SoundCloud's Head of Product Design. After some gigs in digital design teams around the world including Reactive (now Accenture), Edenspiekermann, and Firstborn NYC, he joined SoundCloud as Product Designer in 2011. He contributed to many experiences of the audio platform and started leading both Product Design and UX–Research in 2017. You can follow him on: https://twitter.com/raketentim https://soundcloud.com/raketentim #2 Adrian Lara Moreno Less is less. Why you need a thousand speakers Adrián is CTO of Holoplot, responsible for building one the most sophisticated sound system in the world. Being in Holoplot since day one gave him the chance to make a wide range of decisions, mostly on the product side. His adventure with immersive audio started back in sunny Málaga (Spain), where he became a telecommunications engineer. You can follow Holoplot here: Twitter: https://twitter.com/holoplot Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/OriginalHOLOPLOT/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/holoplot-gmbh #3 Daniel Büttner Disrupting haptics through music Daniel Büttner is co-founder and CEO of Lofelt, creator of audio-to-haptic technology that dissolves the boundaries between virtual and reality. Trained as a professional bass player, Daniel understood how resonance and vibration are key to creating natural experiences. Lofelt’s haptic technology creates a unique physical connection between people and devices that is about to revolutionize user experiences in music, gaming, VR and beyond. Doors will be open from 18:40 as usual. Looking forward to seeing you at Product Crunch! By signing up and by your presence at Product Crunch, you consent to be photographed, filmed and/or otherwise recorded. The Videos will be used to promote Product Crunch on social media and share the talks with a bigger audience on YouTube. If you do not like to be filmed please talk to us before the event. Während der Veranstaltungen werden Fotos und Videos erstellt. Diese werden zur Öffentlichkeitsarbeit und Darstellung unserer Aktivitäten auf der Website und in Social Media-Kanälen sowie in Youtube veröffentlicht, um den Bekanntheitsgrad von Product Crunch zu erhöhen und die Vorträge einer größeren Community zur verfügung zu stellen. Wenn Du nicht abgelichtet werden möchtest, kannst Du uns gerne ansprechen. Wir versuchen dies soweit wie möglich zu berücksichtigen.

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  • Product Crunch - Flow Edition w/ 7Mind & Flowletics & Go-Looping

    Dear Product Crunch People, On Tuesday, May 22nd we are back and very excited to invite you all to our Flow Edition! This time we welcome again three great guest speakers Jonas of 7Mind, Jonas of Freeletics and Tim Duckett of Familynet on our stage to share their passion, learnings and insight with us. Jonas of 7Mind will talk »About building a natural and personalized user experience using a conversational interface« Jonas Vossler (Founder) of Flowletics talk will be about »The Science of Being in Flow« and last but not least Tim Duckett will give us »An Product Person's Guide To Burnout And How To Hack It - How to survive project death marches without burning out or going mad, based on Proper Psychological Science.« So be sure to RSVP for our event. Here are some details about our speakers: #1 Jonas Leve (Founder) of 7Mind https://7mind.de »About building a natural and personalized user experience using a conversational interface« Jonas Leve studied economics at University Witten/Herdecke and worked for different corporates and consultant companies. A year before graduating, he founded 7Mind with his fellow student Manuel Ronnefeldt and Zen teacher Paul Kohtes to bring meditation and mindfulness into our modern world. With[masked] downloads to date 7Mind has become Germany’s most popular online meditation training (available for iOS, Android or via web app) and is still growing. — #2 Jonas Vossler (Founder) of Flowletics https://flowletics.com »The Science of Being in Flow« Jonas is the co-founder of Flowletics, a training app for mental and emotional fitness that helps ambitious people to achieve more peak performance in their work life. He is responsible for developing the training program and the overall product strategy. Before founding Flowletics, he graduated the Technical University Berlin with a masters degree in Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship and then worked at the Institute for Applied Game Studies in the field of Flow Science. — #3 Tim Duckett (CTO) of Familynet http://familynet.de »An Product Person's Guide To Burnout And How To Hack It - How to survive project death marches without burning out or going mad, based on Proper Psychological Science.« Tim (https://adoptioncurve.net) is CTO at Familynet, where he runs the team behind Looping (https://go-looping.com) A refugee from Brexit Britain, he's worked on projects like Coup (http://joincoup.com), the sharing service with the green scooters, and Numbrs (https://www.numbrs.com), the app that was going to reinvent German banking but didn’t. He’s a real living and breathing example of that strangest of creatures - an engineer with an MBA... Doors will be open from 18:40 as usual. Looking forward to seeing you at Product Crunch! Best Alex, Felix, Sam & Khanh

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