- Design Leadership: making design your org’s competitive advantage
How can your team innovate and create for future trends that will influence user behaviour and not just pick up the next backlog item? At 17th event of Berlin UXD, we will explore how can we, as designers, effectively facilitate the discussion about strategic decisions that are made about our development practice and product roadmaps.
💻💻 Our virtual doors will open at 6.30 pm CET. We will start at 7.00 pm CET on Airmeet. Event will end with round table discussions and speed networking - https://www.airmeet.com/e/92ebcd90-e87b-11ea-9240-d10393833bf3 💻💻
🌠 ** Talk 1. Connecting Design with Strategy
Holger Eggert (http://levelgreen.de/), Strategic Experience Design and Google Head-Mentor
We gave everybody a seat at our table, so to speak, through Design Thinking and similar initiatives. But how do we get a seat at the management table? And more importantly, what should we do once we get there? The second question is something many designers struggle with.
Holger Eggert works at the intersection of Product Strategy and Organizational Strategy. In this talk he will explain how to connect with C-level managers, or managers in general, and how to use design to bring value at the strategy level. He will also show how to focus on the things designers can have the biggest impact on.
👾 ** Talk 2. Design Innovation on the Business and Roadmap
David Hoang (https://www.davidhoang.com/), Director of Design @ Webflow
Design has longed for a seat at the table, and now that we have it, what we do can still vary across organizations. In this talk, David Hoang covers the most impactful things design teams can do to influence the business and roadmap. The most important things to work on may not be what we think as stakeholders, rather retaining our nature as design practitioners at a higher level. You’ll learn about some methods to work on (and not work on) to have the company and product vision be led by designing.
🔭 ** Talk 3. Using speculative design and new metrics to shape the future
Herbert Heitmann Arraes, Senior Designer @ Fjord
With speculative design, we can cover a variety of scenarios based on what we know and also on what we believe in (our vision) and we can measure their success by applying more than just economic metrics, to naturally align with our audience and succeed beyond just giving them what they want or need in the present.
👋👋 Holger Eggert makes companies build up their innovative capacity. He consults for large corporations and small startups, helping teams create products that customers love, in an organization they themselves love. He has over 20 years of experience, products he has worked on are now used by millions of people every day.
👋👋 David Hoang Director of Design, Webflow
David Hoang is a design leader with a passion for creative, product, and technology. Previously he led Product Design and Research at One Medical, a health tech company focused on changing primary care. David co-founded Xhatch Interactive, a digital product company and was Director of Design at Black Pixel.
👋👋 Herbert Heitmann Arraes, Senior Designer @ Fjord
With 17 years of experience as a designer, Herbert has worked closely with clients and suppliers to conceptualize, develop and execute their projects, helping them to navigate through the myriad of possible solutions to find an answer that works.
💙 Berlin UXD is the local chapter of Global UXD which is a community of over 18,000 designers around the world. With Global UXD we organize local events for the design community and bring in industry experts from over six different cities around the world to discuss the latest in design for software and the future of technology.
- **ONLINE EVENT** The UX of Learning
***THIS IS AN ONLINE EVENT - PLEASE FIND THE LINK BELOW***
How one can learn new skills and prepare for having to change careers multiple times in life? At the 16th event of Berlin UXD, we will explore look into the the future of online education and learn how to get unstuck in your career.
💻💻 Join us 7.00 pm CET via https://zoom.us/j/854667811. Jeff, Hannah, and Rakesh can’t wait to e-meet you! 💻💻
🤖 ** Talk 1. The UX of Learning Online in 2020
Hannah Baker Co-Founder @ The Fountain Institute (https://www.instagram.com/thefountaininstitute/) and Jeff Humble Head of Design @CareerFoundry ( https://www.instagram.com/career_foundry)
How will career training keep up with the speed of technological innovation? Online education is one of the few places that can keep up with the speed of tech. Many successful online programs use human-centered approaches. This approach might hint at what could become the future of education. This talk will focus on the UX of online education, and how you can apply these approaches to your own learning efforts.
🚞** Talk 2. How to get unstuck from career challenges in the new world?
Rakesh Kasturi, Co-Founder of LifeSprints (https://www.lifesprint.me/)
Many things about adulting are tough - bills, taxes, find a place to live and of course finding the right kind of job to make you happy. Students and young professionals across the world still don't have access to career coaching that really maximises their potential.
The way we've been taught to deal with our careers is only suitable for a world that no longer exists!
Together with his co-founder Matt Stewart, Rakesh Kasturi wants to disrupt traditional career planning through the Life Sprint. They help people maximise their potential and make the most out of their careers by creating a safe and supportive virtual space with guided conversations biased towards action. In this talk, Rakesh will share the journey of how the Life Sprint works and a few stories of how more than120 people have benefitted from it globally.
👋👋 Hannah Baker - Co-Founder, The Fountain Institute
Originally from Connecticut, Hannah has an MA in Art Education and went to undergrad at MICA for sculpture. She runs an artist studio in Berlin with her dog, Lady.
Hannah likes breaking things, fixing them, and I forgot where I was going with this.
👋👋 Jeff Humble - Head of Design, CareerFoundry
Originally from Texas, Jeff has worked in design at startups for over ten years. He is currently working as the head of design at CareerFoundry, an online school for design based in Berlin.
Jeff often wonders if looking at raccoon memes all day can be considered a personality.
👋👋 Rakesh Kasturi, Co-Founder of LifeSprints
As the sprintdoctor, he helps business leaders in organizations create a culture of collaboration and self-organisation using agile methods like the Google Design Sprints.
🏢🏢 We are hosted by Körber Digital (https://www.koerber.digital/). They are a Business Area of Körber, an international technology group with around 10,000 employees all over the world. Körber unites technologically leading companies with 140 production, service, and sales companies. Körber Digital offers and develops digital products, services and solutions with experts, science and partners from multiple industries within logistics, pharma, tissue and tobacco to transform global manufacturing. The Business Area also aims at building technology companies for A.I.-powered manufacturing efficiency.
💙 Berlin UXD is the local chapter of Global UXD which is a community of over 8000 designers around the world. With Global UXD we organize local events for the design community and bring in industry experts from over six different cities around the world to discuss the latest in design for software and the future of technology.
- UX Writing: Making Products talk!
At the 15th event of Berlin UXD, we will explore the discipline of UX Writing in product development. UX Writers craft UI copy that guides users within a product and helps them interact with it. At our meetup, we discuss how to engage stakeholders in UX Writing at your own company and whether using humor in your product copy is a good idea.
For the talks, we have invited speakers that know exactly how to approach it, they will share their insights:
**Cynthia Lytle is a Senior UX Writer @GetYourGuide, where she works with product teams, content editors, localizers, support, and destination managers to cure the chaos of traveling, help customers have incredible experiences, and create a seamless B2B experience for partners.
🤝 Cynthia’s talk will focus on UX writing and the importance of stakeholder management for effective collaboration.
**Jill Koglatis is an experienced tech writer working @Signavio, with a growing interest in UX writing. Her professional goal is to eliminate annoyances for users. Her personal goal is to not be replaced by a robot 🤖 With these two goals in mind, she learns new things about the user experience daily, sometimes the hard way by being the annoyed user herself.
In her talk, Jill will share her findings when it comes to humor in UI copy. For this talk, she looked at funny UI copy a lot.
🏡 Our lovely host, crvsh.io - an initiative of Vodafone Germany, their mission is to develop communications solutions that help each of our 45 million customers better connect. They leverage the power of a global communications giant, move with the agility of a startup and specialize in creating digital products with immediate and lasting impact.
***crvsh is located at Techspace, but to get to their cozy office, you don’t need to stop by the reception, just take the main stairs to the 2nd floor and follow the signage***
There will be some pizza and drinks provided by the host. Thanks, crvsh! 🍕🍕
Doors open at 7pm, the event starts at 7.15pm. As usual, we will have an open mic, so feel free to bring any projects, open roles or other topics that you want to share with the rest of the community.
- Design Jam: Cultured Meat and the Future of Food
Join us in Berlin as we get together to design the future of food.
17:30 Doors Open
18:05 Panel Introduction to Future Food Technology
18:30 Design Jam Start
19:30 5 Min Presentations
Anita Broöllochs, protocols.io
Gary Lin, Purple Orange Ventures
Nina Buffi, Ospin.de
What is Cultured Meat?
Cultured meat, cultivated meat or sometimes known as lab-grown meat, is deriving meat products by way of cellular agriculture technologies instead of traditional animal farming. Popularized by the "lab-grown hamburger" in 2013, lab-grown meat is starting to become a reality. Cultivated meat could radically change the world in regards to the environment, animal welfare, and health.
What is a Design Jam?
We'll be getting into small groups of designers and hackers to brainstorm what the next generation storefront will look like. This is a mini-hackathon where groups work on visuals, sketches, and concepts of future retail stores. Time is limited, so it's a race against the clock.
What is WeWork?
WeWork is a global community platform. We provide more than [masked] members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and digital offerings. Founded in New York City in 2010 by Adam Neumann and Miguel McKelvey, WeWork currently has more than 400 physical locations in 100 cities and 27 countries around the world.
Learn more about WeWork at www.wework.com
- ToolFest 3rd edition - The Pop-Up Innovation School
***IMPORTANT: EVENTBRITE TICKET REQUIRED***
The ToolFest is not a conference – it’s Berlin’s pop-up innovation school. For two days innovation professionals from corporates, agencies, startups and universities unite to share their favorite innovation methods. Out of a large variety of workshops and talks, you can choose the topics you're most interested in. At the end of the festival, you've gained a certificate for your individual course track and many new professional contacts.
Find our list of speakers here: https://toolfest.de/workshops-tf3
Festival agenda: https://toolfest.de/timetable-tf3
Impresions from ToolFest 2nd: https://youtu.be/onDTmotEwRA
The pop-up innovation school
Learn new methods to drive business innovation, establish an innovation culture or excel in product design from outstanding experts. Our workshop moderators are university professors, founders, senior designers, and coaches who have deep experience and know their field by heart.
Choose your favorite topics out of over 20 workshops and talks
Mix and mingle with other innovation professionals
Enjoy our relaxed atmosphere and be part of the ToolFest family
Fill up your energy with great food and drinks - all included
On Friday evening we invite you to participate in an exclusive networking dinner in one of Berlin's greatest restaurants, where you can strengthen your connections in the business and design scene. Tickets that include access to the networking dinner are limited - check our different ticket options. (Tickets sales for the networking dinner end on[masked])
What will you learn?
Understand the latest trends in innovation, design and new work
Try out hands-on methods and develop skills that last
Learn how to establish a creative atmosphere in your company
Explore the possibilities of new technologies such as AI and VUI
Learn how to build your business on the needs of your customers
Change your perspective in our keynotes by renowned speakers
Gain inspiration from interesting conversations with other participants
Have two extraordinary days of fun and inspiration in the ♥ of Berlin.
Gain a certificate
Learning and exchanging knowledge is the core of the ToolFest experience. You can indiviudally choose workshops and talks that are most valuable for your carreer. At the end, you will recieve a certificate that lists the ToolFest workshops you attended.
Who should attend?
The event is perfect for professionals and managers, Design Thinkers, product designers, team leads, marketing professionals and anyone who wants to take their innovation expertise to the next level.
For an impression of last year's ToolFest visit https://toolfest.de/toolfest-two
You can reach us at [masked]
More information: toolfest.de
- Designing B2B experiences
Berlin UXD No. 14 - As designers, we love solving problems that we can relate to. But empathy is much harder to gain when building for business users. Oftentimes, their needs are very complex and opinions about desired solutions are very strong. No doubts, it is both an ambitious and difficult job to design B2B experience.
At the 14th event of Berlin UXD, we will explore challenges of B2B product development and learn hands-on techniques for building kick-ass experiences for business users. For the talks, we have invited speakers that know exactly how to approach it, they will share their learnings in 20-25 mins long talks:
*Flávio Bezerra, Senior Experience Designer @ BCG DV, and Ella Yuna Jeong, Experience Designer @ BCG DV: Open journal on B2B product design
In this talk, Ella and Flávio will share their learnings about building B2B products. They will go through experiences gathered by them while doing user research and branding in that environment.
*Herbert Heitmann, Senior Designer @ FJORD, Design and Innovation from Accenture Interactive: Building agreements - Lessons in the politics of B2B projects
B2B projects tend to reside close to the chest for those creating them, as they many times touch and reflect aspects of internal business practices. This self-reflection may lead to great difficulties for stakeholders in making choices for the project, resulting in a lot of time spent building a case to convince them of their own ideas, instead of developing the project itself.
Herbert believes that pinpointing the roots for this to happen and addressing them quickly can save a lot of grief and time. He will introduce his learnings on how to enable better final collaboration between clients and designers.
*Yury Vedenin, founder @ UXPressia: Creating empathy maps, customer journeys, and personas in a business context
In his talk, Yury will introduce a handful of tips and best practices of using familiar design methodologies in a complex business environment. He will share his learnings from 7 years of consulting various enterprises on how to level up their game at bringing a customer-centric approach to building solutions for businesses.
*** Our host, Signavio, operates a portfolio of tools for digital transformation. Their solutions for process management helps 1,200 businesses adapt to change and leverage the wisdom of their employees. Signavio will welcome design enthusiasts in their cozy office in Charlottenburg and provide the guests with some food and drinks. ***
Doors open at 7pm, the event starts at 7.15pm. Unfortunately, there will be no video live stream. As usual, we will have an open mic, so feel free to bring any projects, open roles or other topics that you want to share with the rest of the community.
We're looking forward to another inspiring night with you!
Your Berlin UXD team
- ToolFest – The Pop-Up Innovation School
Berlin UXD is very proud to partner up with the ToolFest to organise the second edition of the Pop-Up Innovation School in Berlin. For an entire weekend, university lecturers, founders and coaches unite to show you their favourite innovation methods.
The ToolFest is a unique opportunity to enrich your professional toolbox in the field of business innovation and design. Out of 20 workshops and 7 talks, you can pick the ones you like. Learn about topics such as Design Sprints, Yoga Thinking, Speculative Design and Game Design from leading experts. After the event you gain a certificate for your individual course track. Find the complete time table here: http://toolfest.de/timetable
In between sessions you will mingle in a relaxed atmosphere and share your learnings of the day. On Saturday night there will also be an exclusive networking dinner in one of Berlin's great restaurants to build up your connections with the design and innovation scene. Tickets with dinner option are limited.
** Please note that you need an Eventbrite ticket to join this event! There are 10 tickets available for a special price of 450€ for both days including catering. Just select the "Regular Ticket" and enter the code "BerlinUXDesigner": https://www.eventbrite.de/e/toolfest-the-pop-up-innovation-school-tickets-50611954719 – Happy learning! **
- Positive Design: Doing good with tech
Berlin UXD No. 13 - Positive design describes the attempt to design for human flourishing. As user experience designers, we shape the environment of our fellow human beings. As a result, we carry a huge responsibility as our work has an impact on peoples' lives and can influence them in various ways.
At the 13th Berlin UXD Meetup, we address this topic by talking about two areas of design that are relevant for the majority of people: Education and communication. We will explore how digital tools can be used to support learning. And we will discuss how online communication should be designed to really benefit its users. We're very happy to have two speakers who have gathered a lot of expertise in the field.
* Christina Pautsch, former CPO and managing director @ iversity – Designing the Learning Experience: A Framework for Non-Teachers, Facilitators and Change Makers
* Mara Ziemann, product manager @ DuMont and co-founder @ Rohpost – Positive Communication: Designing Online Communication with Positive Psychology
Our host will be GoEuro, the app that allows you to plan your trip and compare prices across different means of transport and countries. We will meet in their awesome open space on the top floor, with beautiful views over Berlin.
Doors open at 7pm, the event starts at 7.15pm. Unfortunately there will be no video livestream this time.
We're looking forward to another inspiring night with you!
Your Berlin UXD team
IMPORTANT: Spots for this event are limited. Please only sign up if you are sure that you want to come! If your plans change, please be so kind and update your RSVP as soon as possible so we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding!
- Designing the pleasure experience
Berlin UXD No. 12 - WeWork Sony Center
Now that the grey and dark half of the year has begun, we thought we should have a Meetup about a topic that is a little bit more fun. At our 12th Berlin UXD Meetup for designers and design lovers, we will learn how to design products that create a fun and pleasureful experience. Especially in the field of consumer products, this can be an extremely important skill indeed. For the talks, we selected three speakers who exactly know what they're doing:
Moritz von Volkmann, Head of Design, and Kilian Kreiser, Senior Product Designer @ COUP: A pleasureful user experience has been key for the success of COUP eScooter. Moritz and Kilian will tell you how they achieved an exciting product and driving experience and which plans they have for further improving the scooters.
Alex Letov, Design Lead @ Studio 49: Alex is a true game design and gamification enthusiast. He has worked in game design for more than ten years at companies such as Gameloft and GameDuell. At the Meetup, he will share some of his kick-ass techniques that make for a great gaming experience.
Doors open at 7pm, event starts at 7.15pm. We don't have too many seats available this time, so it may be that you have to stand during the talks. As usually, we will have an open mic, so feel free to bring any projects, open roles or other topics that you want to share with the rest of the community.
Our host this time is WeWork Sony Center. WeWork is a platform for creators, providing over 200,000 members around the world with space, community, and services through both physical and virtual offerings. WeWork currently has more than 160 physical locations in 52 cities and 16 countries around the world.
We are looking forward to another inspiring night with you!
Your Berlin UXD team
IMPORTANT: Spots for this event are limited. Please only sign up if you are sure that you want to come! If your plans change, please be so kind and update your RSVP as soon as possible so we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding :)
- Designing Interaction with Artificial Intelligence
Artificial intelligence (AI) is all around us. In the shape of machine learning, it allows us to use speech to control an interface, it structures the timelines of our social media and it suggests products to buy on shopping platforms. The more intelligent the systems get, the more there is also a need to precisely craft the user experience. How can users interact with intelligent interfaces both in an efficient and pleasant way?
On August 31st we will investigate this topic with three brilliant speakers that have been working in the field of AI for quite a while:
• Holger Eggert, Lead Strategic Design @ Daimler – Holger will introduce a playbook that helps designers work with artificial intelligence.
• Stefan Schaffer, Product Development @ DFKI – Stefan talks about recent projects at DFKI and explains their human-centric AI approach.
• Tom Bocklisch, Machine Learning Engineer @ Rasa.ai – Tom will present lessons learned from designing conversational agents and chatbots.
This time, the event will take place at the awesome SAP Data Space, Rosenthaler Str. 38 in Mitte. Doors open at 7pm, the event starts at 7.20pm.
We're looking forward to another inspiring evening with you!
IMPORTANT: The spots for this event are very limited. Please only sign up if you are sure that you want to come! If your plans change, please be so kind and update your RSVP as soon as possible so we can give your spot to someone on the waiting list. Thank you for your understanding :)