• 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

    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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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #37

    fromAtoB GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #36 Meetup at fromAtoB. 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. "Design sprints @crvsh" by Jelena Krsmanovic. Abstract: How we got started with design sprints @crvsh: from getting the buy in from the stakeholders to evaluating early ideas in a full 5-day process. What we learned & the biggest challenges along the way . Bio: Jelena Krsmanovic is Senior UX Researcher @crvsh (Vodafone Innovation Lab) 2. "Product discovery (in one week!) with sacrificial concepts" by Lana Criggs. Abstract: Sacrificial concepts are a great way to get more bang for your buck during product discovery. Craft sacrificial concepts collaboratively with your team and use them as a discussion basis for in-depth user interviews in order to engage with your users already on concept level. By laying assumptions bare early on and generating learnings that don't leave room for misinterpretation, you can kill assumptions faster and uncover business opportunities sooner. Bio: Lana Criggs is Design Strategy Lead at Zalando’s Design Studio ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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  • Berlin Creative Jam in partnership w/Adobe

    ***Register here: https://nvite.com/CreativeJam/berlinux*** JOIN US FOR A #CREATIVEJAM Please join us for a Creative Jam focused on UX Design, an inspiring two-part design experience that demonstrates and celebrates creativity We are partnering up with the Adobe Creative Cloud team who will host the Creative Jam presentations. This one-hour design showcase highlights the work of 3 creative leaders. At the same time, in the next room, hand-picked Designers will be competing in the Creative Jam tournament, a 3-hour design charrette showdown. Participants will be using Adobe XD. Once the Creative Jam presentations wrap, tournament participants will take the stage to share their creations with you. As part of the audience, you’ll vote on each submission and select the People's Choice winner. There will also be Grand Prize winners decided by a group of judges! If you are interested in competing, email [masked]. NOTE: Presentations will be conducted in English. Location: ewerk - Wilhelmstr. 43 - Berlin BEHANCE PORTFOLIO REVIEWS Optional: Local creative professionals are available for portfolio reviews. The reviews are a 1-on-1 opportunity to meet for 15 minutes with a creative professional before the main event. Sign up and we will provide you with the exact time and place of your review. EVENT SCHEDULE 19.00 Doors open. Settle in, and meet your fellow creative community. Free beer, wine, and food available. The tournament will be in full swing—pop your head in and see how it’s developing. Portfolio reviews will be taking place. 20.00 Creative Jam Talks begin. Sit back as local creative leaders walk you through their personal creative process. 21.00 Creative Jam tournament competitors share their solutions, inspired by a theme announced just 3-hours before. Audience and Judges vote. Awards follow. 21.30 Everyone socializes and gets to meet the teams. ++++As an addition++++ Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Adobe XD - Lunch & Learn - May 16 - 11:30-1:00pm Interested in learning more about Adobe XD? Attend our bonus event earlier in the day. Lunch included. Free event. (separate registration, limited seats). http://nvite.co/berlinxdlunch

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  • Talks and Networking for Designers #36

    SumUp Services GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #36 Meetup at SumUp. 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. "Good design is good business" by Alen Faljic. Abstract: Thomas J. Watson Jr, the president of IBM from 1951 to 1972 famously said: good design is good business. But what does that even mean? What is good design? What is good business? And what is the relationship between the two? Bio: As a fresh business graduate, Alen joined design agency IDEO Munich as a business designer. The world of design quickly fascinated him as he wasn’t familiar with user-centricity and the power of design. However, he soon started to notice the gap between the design and business communities. As someone working in the intersection of the two, he decided to explore deeper into the relationship between the two. Today, Alen is running the world's first MBA for designers called d.MBA and hosting a podcast Beyond Users, where he explores the intersection between design and business. 2. "Applying JTBD: from micro-interactions to strategic innovation" by Rafael Rebolleda. Abstract: In this talk we'll see how Delivery Hero applied JTBD in a recent field research conducted in South America, using that example as a starting point to discuss how this framework helps framing both analysis and service design, from pixel to strategy, and how it empowers teams to see beyond a single slice of the customer journey. Bio: A seasoned Strategic Design and Research manager, business school and university professor, speaker, writer and mentor with 20 years of experience working for corporations, start-ups and consulting agencies, creating award-winning products and services for consumers all over the world while driving organisational change around customer centricity. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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 #35

    Vivy GmbH

    Join us for the Talks and Networking for Designers #34 Meetup at Vivy. 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. "Why Products Fail" by Henry Latham. Abstract: I’ve spent my entire working life asking myself one question: ‘Why, despite a strong product process, loads of investment, and an experienced team, do products fail?' My conclusion? None of these things matters if we aren’t focusing on improving one key thing: Our decision-making. Great decisions lead to successful products and, ultimately, successful businesses. And, therefore, by focusing on improving the quality of our decision-making, we lay the foundations for success. Bio: Product Strategist & Consultant | Head of Product scribeapp.co | Author of ‘Building for Product Success’ (available Summer 2019) 2. "Eye-Tracking vs. Holmes – on an example" by Angie Eck, Alexander Wojtek and Raphael Peters. Abstract: See what users think? That would make even Sherlock Holmes a better detective. The mysteries of human-machine interactions are no longer a mystery. Fixation time, eye movements, a dumbfounding look which wanders back and forth between the control panel and the machine ... It now gives much more information than Watson might have thought. This detailed and procedural observation allows conclusions like Holmes would have made them. Kamioni and akquinet AG partnered for an eye-tracking driven usability test. On this example, we will give some insights about the use of eye-tracking as an evaluation tool. Bio: Angie Eck is a certified usability professional and project lead at akquinet AG. She conducts eye-tracking projects at the customer's site in the industrial and administrative area and in test labs. Alexander Wojtek works as an Inside Sales Manager and as a project coordinator at akquinet AG in Berlin. In this function he has a focus on topics of digital transformation and accompanies companies within the initial phase of individual software development projects. Raphael Peters holds a B.A. in Visual Communication Design and has experience as an art director & illustrator. As an UI/UX Designer at Kamioni, he took part in the eye-tracking test as a customer as well as a subject. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 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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