design lab #7

Design Lab Berlin
Design Lab Berlin
Öffentliche Gruppe
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Join us for Design Lab Berlin!

A community of designers that get together to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another.

IMPORTANT: We ask you to take a minute to register for this event on Eventbrite here > (

Give aways: We will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle, & some design lab swag on the night.

6:30 - Open for arrivals & drinks

6:50 – Welcome & Introduction

7:00 - Talk one: The foundations of spatial interaction design

7:30 - Talk two : How animation influences us and how it can be used to create better user interfaces

8:00 - Q&A

8:10 Open Mic Session*

8:20 Social & networking


Talk abstract:

In this talk I’ll explore the carpenter’s workshop as a model for digital interaction. First, I will use insights from academic research in augmented reality and tangible computing to formulate some basic principles for spatial interfaces. Second I'll sketch the outlines of a room for understanding: a space where you are free to walk, build, model, compare and interact with information.

Sjors Timmer

Sjors Timmer recently came to Berlin from London where he worked as a freelance senior UX designer. He has designed mobile experiences for companies and organisations such as Specsavers, Zopa, Farfetch, London School of Economics and the UK Ministry of Justice.

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How animation influences us and how it can be used to create better user interfaces

Animation is an important part of user-interfaces because, if used correctly, it enhances functionality and makes apps more intuitive and pleasant to use. However, as animation has become more and more easy to prototype and implement, I often seen it misused, causing more harm than good.
In this talk I'll explain how animation influences us on cognitive and affective level based on the finding from animation research. I'll show you concrete examples of how apply these learnings for mobile applications in order to design more meaningful, semantic animations.

Tuukka Kantola

Tuukka Kantola is a digital design generalist from Finland, currently working at Futurice in Berlin. He is passionate about craftsmanship, emerging technologies and animation. He has created many successful digital services together with start-ups and large corporate businesses. Recently, as part of his Master's thesis, he studied animation in mobile context and investigated how it influences people on cognitive and affective level.


Open Mic Session

We open the floor to you, the Berlin UI UX design community. If you’re looking for feedback, partnership or advice on a project you’re working on or simply have a question, this is the opportunity to ask the group & further the discussion at the social. Open to all.
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See you there!