• Online Talks and Networking for Designers #47 co-organized with Adobe XD

    Join us for the Online Talks and Networking for Designers #47 Meetup co-organized with Adobe XD. We´ll kick at 7 pm, panel starts at 7:15 pm. We will have a lucky draw for 1 Adobe Creative Cloud license. The meetup will take place on Zoom. You can join either via the app (recommended) or your browser (does not work with Safari). For all that RSVPd, you should be able to see the Zoom link on this page. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Panel: Setting yourself up for success in today’s hiring environment Description Navigating the world of the design job market can be tricky. Whether you’re in search of your first career opportunity or looking to prepare for the next steps, this panel will explore how to set yourself up for success in today’s hiring environment. From strategies for designing your portfolio, to presenting your work in an interview, industry leaders and experienced hiring managers will answer your burning questions around tips and tricks for landing your next design role. Our panelists: Angi Arrington Creative Director @ Watson Creative (Portland, Oregon) https://www.linkedin.com/in/angiarrington/ Sushma Sudhir Associate Creative Director @ PublicisSapient (London, UK) https://www.linkedin.com/in/sushma-sudhir-364b2413/ François Reimnitz Head of UX/UI, Le Groupe Cirque du Soleil (Montreal, Canada) https://www.linkedin.com/in/fran%C3%A7ois-reimnitz-022a935/ ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 -Networking in smaller groups 19:15 - Intro & Start of the panel 20:15 -Q&A 20:35 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:40 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:00 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #46

    Bain & Company Germany, Inc.

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #46 Meetup at Bain & Company. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: Our first speaker: Paulina Sauma Title: Gaining unique insights into your user’s experience with eye tracking Abstract: In this presentation, I invite UX professional to explore how eye tracking can support their quest to design for the future we want. Through a better understanding of user experiences based on deeper and objective insights, we can drive a positive change for better designed products both on the digital platforms and in real life that have a huge impact on the world. During this session I’ll explain what eye tracking is and why it makes a difference to implement it in UX research methodology. Short bio: Paulina Sauma is Eye Tracking Research Advisor in Market Research & User Experience at Tobii Pro – world leader in eye tracking technology. Paulina helps customers understand the power of eye tracking and implement it as a methodology into their current study designs. She graduated with her PhD degree from the University of Manchester studying how users experience and understand subtitled films. --- Our second speaker: Lucas Rizzotto For the first time, we will host a fireside chat with two talented designers. Fireside topic: Designing for the Senses - Screen Design Evolving into Scene Design Bio: Lucas Rizzotto is an award-winning immersive creator, creative technologist and designer. Born in Brazil and raised in the internet, Lucas uses his work to push the boundaries of human interaction to new heights, designing experiences that make people feel something new. His latest work, the social narrative “Where Thoughts Go”, premiered in the Tribeca Film Festival and was known for making 20% of its users cry. He’s now working on a number of new projects that expand the language of XR (including a VR comedy) and is studying the use of VR for treating mental health issues. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #45

    HelloFresh

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #45 Meetup at HelloFresh. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Here are this month’s talks: Speaker 1: Zoe Langer Title: What Designers Can Do For The Climate Emergency Abstract: Most of us recognise that drastic measures need to be taken to address the emergency we’re in. Some of us might have already started to reduce our carbon footprint by flying less and avoiding plastics or animal products. But changing our consumer behaviour isn’t enough. How can we, as designers, use our superpowers to tackle this "wicked" problem in an effective way? Bio: Zoe Langer is a product designer based in Berlin. She has worked for the past 10 years as things like a graphic designer in NYC, a digital designer in Sydney, and a UI designer in Philadelphia. Ever since seeing a speech by Greta Thunberg last year, however, she has begun a 2nd career in activism—namely: starting a climate action group in her workplace, which got 40+ coworkers to join the global climate strikes in September and November, collected hundreds of signatures for the Klimanotstand in Berlin, and is now taking steps towards a carbon-neutral office. She also co-organises the Berlin chapter of Close The Camps, which supports migrants facing persecution and injustices, many of whom are climate refugees. Speaker 2: Andrea Muttoni Title: Situational Design - A new way to design conversational experiences Abstract: Alexa, the brain behind Amazon Echo, allows users to interact with productivity tools, games, health, and many other Skills. Giving users the freedom to speak naturally comes with many design challenges. In this session, we’ll explore common voice design best practices as well as a new way of designing voice experiences that moves away from flowcharts and instead represents voice interactions as a deck of cards, ready to be played in every situation. Bio: Andrea is a Technical Evangelist for Amazon Alexa, helping developers and designers all over the world build with Alexa. Before that he worked on both sides of software development as a full stack developer and as a product manager. When not prototyping new Alexa Skill ideas he enjoys composing music. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #44

    diconium GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #44 Meetup at Diconium Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch & Adobe XD. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses & 2 Adobe Creative Cloud 1 year membership. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1) Clive K. Lavery, Strategic Development for Adobe XD at Adobe Topic: Don't Let Your Experience Be Speechless! The (growing) Importance of Voice in UX & Strategy Are you a UX/UI designer or strategist who’s wondering how to survive in a world where voice assistants like Alexa and Siri are becoming embedded in everyday human interactions? If Voice really is the next big thing, what does this mean for the established methods and tools we’re using to design meaningful, screen-based experiences and strategies? How might we apply what we know about graphical user interfaces (GUIs) to the restricted world of voice user interfaces (VUIs)? Join Clive K. Lavery on his mission to answer these questions, and discover: - The present limitations and future opportunities of voice for your company - What to consider when designing for VUIs versus GUIs - When to consider multimodal approaches that combine VUI and GUI - Skills, tools, and methods you can apply and what you need to learn Bio "Clive is a passionate UX Person, Full-Stack Human Being and proud member of the Strategic Development Team for Adobe XD at Adobe. With over 10 years of experience helping leading digital agencies and in-house teams to make their users and clients happy, he is an active member of the European UX scene where he has co-organized the leading topical BarCamp, UXcamp Europe, revived the local UX Book Club and mentored students for Career Foundry. 2) Kevin Richardson, Senior Director of User Experience and Product Management, INVIDI Technologies Corporation Topic: Making Technology Personal Humans evolve slowly. Digital technology, relatively new compared to the human brain, has seen exponential growth that has enabled it to quickly surpass our humble cognitive capabilities. Historically, we’ve attempted to bridge this gap by forcing people to adapt to the needs of the technology. Lengthy, expensive training and UX methods that focus on post-design evaluation have been the traditional solutions to this “problem”. Both treat the symptoms rather than the disease. What’s needed is a process by which technology is adapted to people, capitalizing on evolutionary strong points and enabling goals to be accomplished with only minimal consideration for the technology that makes it all possible. This requires much more than asking people what they want. It requires more than empathy. Bridging the technological divide requires a systematic process of innovation that keeps pace with technological evolution and enables people to become technology partners rather than technology users. Bio Kevin is an award winning user experience professional with almost 30 years of consulting and in-house experience, focused on enterprise software and custom business applications. With a PhD in Cognitive Psychology, he has researched, evaluated, designed, mentored, and managed teams as they create innovative, user-centered solutions. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #43

    ressourcenmangel GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #43 Meetup at Ressourcenmangel. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1) Julian Della Mattia - Product Researcher @ Sendinblue Title: Everything you always wanted to know before jumping into UX (But were afraid to ask) Abstract: So, you’re just starting in UX and you’re full of hopes, ideals and dreams? Sorry to break it to you, but that bubble has to burst: it’s actually hard out there. This talk will be full of harsh and ugly truths, self-deprecating banter and amazing tools and tips to totally nail it as a designer and to impress friends and family at birthday parties. Bio: Former product manager, experimental entrepreneur and retired standup comedian, Julian broke into UX powered by workshops and design sprints. Recently moved to Berlin, he now champions the product research team at online marketing company Sendinblue. 2) Hany Rizk - Design Sprints, Innovation, UX & Product Strategy @No BS - Innovation Studio Title: The No BS guide to Innovation: Building products and services that matter At their core, Design and Innovation are about solving problems and creating value. In a world rich in problems and growing challenges, a lot of time, money, and effort are wasted on creating redundant products and services that provide no real value but merely add to the noise. Additionally, in today's saturated market, it is no longer enough to offer a “good quality” product or service. Companies need to offer the right one. And in our fast-paced day and age, how much time and money can one really afford to waste on building the wrong solution? In this talk, Hany will discuss how companies can innovate by tackling real challenges, moving fast and ditching "busy work" for execution, and building meaningful products and solutions that provide value for both their customers and them. Bio: Over the past 10 years, Hany has designed, managed, and launched products and services for various Berlin startups, large companies, and organisations operating in different industries, namely Mobility, Health Tech, Food Tech, Blockchain, Cryptocurrency, Government, and Media. He previously co-founded a startup called Somuchmore that was later acquired by Urban Sports Club, and has also worked on innovation and strategy for future mobility at Volkswagen. Hany has recently founded and started running No BS, an innovation studio that helps companies solve business challenges and build meaningful products & services that add value to this world. He is a speaker and startup mentor, and loves playing the piano! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #42

    Contentful

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #42 Meetup at Contentful. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: First Speaker: Leandro Velasco Topic: The power or white boarding Abstract: As product designers today we most likely spend most of our time in meetings and workshops. I remember the first time I had to use a white board for work and also my first few white boarding challenges - I was terrible at it. In this talk I would like to share some personal experiences and what I learned from my white boarding challenges and also problem solving sessions with product and business. We will go over some ways to be more confident, strengthen our problem-solving and communication skills. Ultimately to have a starting frame work to be able to facilitate your thinking and share with your audience. Bio: Leandro Velasco Hi! I am Leandro from Toronto and now a Berlin-based designer. I studied graphic design and then eventually found my place in digital. I stared off as a Visual Designer and then the last few years I've been focusing on product strategy, design thinking, user experience and human centred design. My design experience is pretty diverse from design agency to client work. Recently I joined the design team at SoundCloud. --- Second Speaker: Idan Nesher Title: Why every designer should attend a hackathon" Abstract: Hack your career. hack your learning process. while building our careers as product designers we tend to dig into one or two topics, and especially as junior designers we tend to be left out of the business part of our work, hackathons are a great way to get an introduction to big companies, team management and learn about new technologies and expand your skills, learn how to collaborate with devs and explore your creativity. Bio: Idan Nesher is a freelance product designer, start-upper, storyteller and an ever-curious person. with over 5 years of experience in the tech industry and as an industrial designer working in different startups and companies. currently working for Zalando Lounge, own a SexTech startup and a non-profit platform to track politicians' promises. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #41

    Maschinenraum GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #41 Meetup at WATTx (their office is at Maschinenraum, Zionskirchstraße 73a). Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1. "Designing for an international audience" by David Ost. Abstract: For digital products offered in global markets, translation has become an inherent part of the user experience. But are Design and content teams on the same page? UX copy shouldn’t be left for last, and neither should translating it into multiple languages. David will share how he and his team built an integration for Sketch that takes the pain out of UX localization. Bio: David has been a product manager with Phrase since the beginning of 2018, where he is responsible for platform integrations. Phrase is a translation management platform that enables developers, product managers, designers, copywriters, and translators to come together to create the best local user experience for global digital products. 2. "The designer's dilemma: About Growing Pains & Consciousness (or how to survive as a designer the Berlin startup landscape)" by Sebastian Rühl. Abstract: So you are designer? And you want to make it in Berlin? Stop! This is a trap! Maybe…. If you want to make it without fucking yourself up, you should listen to his story. Curious? Learn about growing pains, getting a mindful designer and how to know your superpowers (and kryptonite). Bio: With 10+ years of experience in the design landscape, Sebastian Rühl collected some worth telling stories. From classic agency approach to tech startups, from pixel perfect design to pushing out mvps, from "let's just publish it" to holistic user research and data gathering. Sebastian Rühl worked for Axel Springer (Head of Design), Rocket Internet (Creative Director), some greenfield startups, sometimes permanent, sometimes freelance, never +2 years. In between he was traveling around the world (for 2 years). Sebastian Rühl works currently as Chief Design Officer for Tourlane, to change the way people book and do travel. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #40

    akquinet tech@spree GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #40 Meetup at Akquinet. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1.) Sofia Lewandowski Title: Future Mobility Concepts and holistic UX Abstract: Highly automated vehicle concepts with exchangeable cabins on top of electric vehicle platforms is a new mobility trend provided by available and ready to use technology. Vehicle interiors are gaining more importance especially in terms of on-demand shared transportation. The question is how the interiors of those cabins are designed to support occupants best in their activities. Depending on custom use-cases defined by fleets, transportation providers or private customers the interior packages reveal new interactive concepts serving the end-users. The role of the safety driver changes over time. The passengers spend time in the "x-rooms on wheels" while being productive during the ride. How will UX/UI/Interaction design support the occupants during their individual or shared rides in highly automated vehicles? Bio: Sofia is passionate about automated vehicle technologies, interaction design concepts and innovative user experience designs. Sofia is currently focused on autonomous vehicle user experience and transportation interior design concepts at HFM. This includes the definition of virtual reality interior designs and concept development for highly automated vehicle platforms - “Motionboard". 2.) Julian Alterini and Ali Haghighatkhah Title: UI/UX design challenges in blockchain Abstract: The blockchain industry is developing very fast. This means its UI products become more complex too. As part of our Design Thinking efforts, Lisk’s Design team took considerable time to understand the users and the challenges that come together with the process of designing for blockchain users. The work that has been done so far in researching, prototyping, testing and implementing the design changes will be showcased by keeping in mind the user centered approach. After a short introduction about the technology and its complexity, several challenges together with the solutions will be presented. Bio: Julian’s curiosity for all things technology and passion for good stories led him to naturally begin playing with analog cameras and old-fashioned video editing software when he was just a teenager. Originally a videographer, he specialised in design and motion graphics for 10 years. As the first designer of the Company, Julian was in charge of building the design team that he currently leads. From the early days of his career as a developer, Ali realized the incredible benefits that open source frameworks and libraries can bring to the world. He personally benefited from these advantages, but never had the chance to pass them onto his community. Here at Lisk, he finally has the ability to contribute, as the Lisk platform encourages people to work together to build a better, decentralized world. Ali holds a Bachelor of Science in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Sistan in Iran. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #39

    Zeughofstraße 20

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #39 Meetup at Shopify. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1) Tabitha Swanson Title: Sharing and Collaboration Culture Abstract: Sharing and collaborating are becoming ever-more important. With the pace of technology today, no one designer can do everything alone. In this talk, we'll go through trends, resources, open source, and ideas of how things will look in the future. Bio: Tabitha is a multi-disciplinary designer and researcher from Berlin. In March, she left her position of Product Designer (UX/UI) at Zalando to freelance and explore the world of 3D/XR. 2) Thomas Otto Title: Designing Human Data - Creating data-driven services with added value for people Bio: Thomas is an interaction designer by study, a creative and critical thinking mind with over 7 years of experience in the digital field. He combines experiences from front end developing, interface design to user research and UX strategy. Together with teams, Thomas explores innovative and creative ways to use technology and its material data. To create services/products which add a balanced value to people and companies. At IBM iX he focusses on artificial intelligence and data driven services for the private and the public sector. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #38

    BITGRIP GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #38 Meetup at bitgrip. Drinks and food starting at 7 pm, talks start at 7:30 pm. We will have a lucky draw for prizes provided by our sponsors: Sketch. Prizes include 3 Sketch Licenses. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Talks: 1) Title: UX in the Trusted Economy with Authenteq Abstract: Authenteq is an identity verification and Know Your Customer (KYC) solution that allows customers to verify their identity through any channel without compromising their privacy. In this talk we show you how Authenteq is solving challenges in UX in a Privacy by Design driven industry. Bio: David Wenk is Lead UX/UI Designer at Authenteq 2) Title: 11 Practices to escalate your Design Career Abstract: In this talk Marina Apena shares important insights from her career as practices to escalate your design career. Bio: Marina Apena is Senior Art Director at Aperto - an IBM Company ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Schedule: 19:00 - Networking, Snacks, and Drinks 19:25 - Check-in Closes 19:30 - Welcome 19:35 - Speaker 1 19:55 - Q&A 20:05 - Short 10 min break 20:15 - Speaker 2 20:35 - Q&A 20:45 - Community Minute, Jobs, Winners 20:55 - Thank you for coming - Networking after the event until 21:30 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Contact Tijana at [masked] if you are interested in speaking at a future meetup, if you have a venue for a future event or to give us feedback.

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