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
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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
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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 :)
Virtual reality (VR) is the next big thing in digital media and companies like Facebook and Google are heavily investing. For designers, this development comes with a bunch of new challenges and requirements. How do users interact with virtual environments? Which aspects of VR determine the user experience? How can virtual reality be integrated into a holistic user journey?
We invited representatives of the most successful and promising VR startups in Berlin to share their insights – The topics of their talks will be announced soon. We are more than happy to have the following speakers at our event:
- Daniel Sproll, Co-Founder and CXO @ realities.io: "VR UX Lessons from the trenches"
- Andrea Heuk, Science / Directing Theory @ Illusion Walk: "User Interaction in VR-Large Scale and first results of our study"
The event will take place at 5Pace, the awesome new event space by Fuenfwerken Design at Paul-Lincke-Ufer 42, 10999 Berlin.
Update: Unfortunately, Raoul Schäkermann can't join us tonight to give a talk.
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. Thanks for your understanding :)
People are more likely to build a personal relationship with products that tell a unique story. We love to learn about the origins of a product or how it is able to change the lives of customers.
Talking about the holistic concept of User Experience (UX), it thus seems to be clear that storytelling plays an important role.
For our next Meetup we hand-picked two speakers that have experience in both design and storytelling:
• Daniela Roessler (https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielaroessler/), Creative Director @ JUNIQE
• Jasmin Schreiber (https://www.linkedin.com/in/jasminschreiber/), Social Media Lead @ Startnext (talk in German)
In their talks, the speakers will give us insights into their design approaches and projects they have been working on. Of course, you will also have the chance to ask questions.
7.15pm - doors open
7.30pm - start
9.00pm - networking
BTW: We will have delicious Açai berry drinks by LIMAI (https://www.limai.de) <3
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Design Santa is coming! Berlin's biggest design community gathering on December 1st for an Epic X-Mas Bash. Pioneered by IXDA Berlin.
Dust off your favorite christmas sweater, or start scouring the second hand shops. For it's going to be a night to remember. We've got the venue, the staff, the DJs, and awesome Zalando as a major sponsor. The Berlin event organizers at IXDA, Glug, UI/UX Designers, up.front, Berlin UXD, JAM Berlin and UX Book Club are busting our butts to keep this party free and we are aiming to provide one free drink for everyone.
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User experience design is fundamentally based on a deep understanding of the user. Yet, how do you actually perform user interviews and tests in a real-world setting, where financial and time resources often are limited.
We are very proud to announce the speakers of our upcoming Meetup:
Jay Meissner, Senior Interaction Design Specialist @ Adobe: Jay will talk about how the new interaction design software XD is being developed in short cycles at Adobe. Insights from user research play a crucial part in the process.
Adrienne Ossko, Head of Mobile Product @ EyeEm: Adrienne is going to speak about how EyeEm is integrating user research and user testing into their development process and how listening to users allowed them to build a community of 18MM photographers.
Franz Heidl, Senior Interaction Design Consultant @ SAP: Franz will explain how user feedback can get you out of trouble when things go wrong. Also, he'll give a short introduction to the UserEcho web solution.
Guest speakers Zero of Onefootball and Femke of Atomic will be discussing prototyping tools Framer.js and Atomic. There will be a discussion regarding tools of the trade that are used and then we will transition into a workshop to go into additional detail for these prototyping tools.
Product Designer, Onefootball & writer sometimes
Femke is a designer and marketer at Atomic who enjoys writing. She also co hosts a Design Life, a podcast about design and side projects for motivated creators. More at http://femke.co.nz/
Atomic is the prototyping tool designed for teams. Atomic helps you quickly create realistic prototypes of everything from simple interactions to entire products. http://www.atomic.io
About the host, Onefootball:
One of the first 1000 apps on the Appstore. We are crazy about football. That’s why we created the best mobile football platform for fans around the world. Whether you’re looking for the latest scores or news, Onefootball makes it happen. Anytime. Anywhere.
Onefootball Press Kit (https://www.onefootball.com/company/press.html#presskit)
We look forward to seeing everyone next week!
The world of UX design is changing. Sketch is starting to become popularized as the primary tool used by UX designers in the workplace.
This discussion will cover the uses of these tools in a general level and which standards are coming up in the industry.
Lufthansa Innovation Hub
3rd Floor, Rosenthaler Strasse 32, Berlin · Berlin
This is a casual get together of members in the design community. There will be no host, presentations, or organized signage at the event. This is a chance for those working out of St. Oberholz to meet other designers. Meetings usually take place at the bar downstairs or somewhere upstairs.
A Design Critique is a small group session where members share UX projects that they have been working on. Please bring your designs for an open discussion regarding the recent projects.
What to bring:
- Your laptop
Optional: Some recent projects you have been working on.
This event often times becomes a UX discussion or show and tell.
This is an informal event and gathering. There will be no presentations, signage, or hosts.