The Future of Work

When? Tuesday, June 12th at 19:00
Where? Steelcase Learning + Innovation Center, Brienner Strasse 42, 80333 Munich Map

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What is the talk about?

Lisa is going to talk about the transformational power of new work environments that are helping people to find back their true creative self and experience their workplace as a strong enabler for human problem-solving. She will share Steelcase’s research and insights about creating workplaces that have a strong organizational and cultural intention. As companies and people are in need of different experiences to tap into their creative skills and capabilities, they are becoming more aware of the impact of their environment and the place they are going to every day. As a participant, you will have the possibility to discover the new Learning and Innovation Center and learn how Steelcase is applying their insights to themselves.

About the speaker

As a regional VP at Steelcase, together with her team, Lisa is collaborating with leading organizations to help them envision new work environments that are enabling people to adopt new work methods and find again their creative selves. As a design-led organization, Steelcase is investing in broad research topics to better understand the shifts and influences of how people are working today and in the future. While leveraging the research and insights, at the core of our work is the co-creation of solutions with the intention to design workspaces that allow people to give their best every day.

Lisa has an international background working in global companies to shape people’s behavior, leading change and enhance leadership capabilities. She started her career with Steelcase six years ago where she held various positions in the learning function; prior to her current role, Lisa was leading the Learning group in EMEA. Her thorough knowledge of the learning function helps her to identify key insights for desired behavioral change while translating them into key requirements for the work environment.

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Leading and learning on the cutting edge

When? Tuesday, April 5 at 7pm
Where? Google Munich, Erika-Mann-Str. 33 80636 Munich Map

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What is the talk about?

Lessons learned from working at the intersection of business and design for a high-tech startup

Over the course of the last 4.5 years at a startup, Thomas started as the only designer in the team and grew it to a small designer team twice around different products. Finally landing a successful product with fast user growth. He advanced from solving design tasks to more strategic and business related tasks working closely with the founder and marketing lead. Thomas will share his lessons learned from five perspectives and introduce you to his reflection activity for mindful leaders. After his talk, you can run it for your current career, see what you have learned already and if you might need a change.

About the speaker

Thomas Gläser works at the intersection of design and business innovation, bringing ideas to life and enabling teams to become self-starters. He is excited about emerging technologies like AR, VR, and AI, which he believes should be used in ways that actually add value to people’s lives. Currently, he’s working as an independent innovation consultant helping corporates and startups to master the challenge of being innovative. Previously he was Head of UX for Delightex, performing key functions like user & market research, design & business strategy, creative direction & staffing, design production and business development. Before Delightex he managed his own design studio called envis precisely and worked for BMW as an interaction designer. He co-organizes the push.conference once a year.

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Cerebral Design and The Business of Change

When? Tuesday, May 8th at 19:00
Where? Futurice, Implerstr. 7, 81371 München Map

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What is the talk about?

When it comes to management, our brain is the master. It manages information and executes functions while continuously adapting to change. How does our brain respond to external and internal stimuli? Which approaches does our brain take to store and manage information? How do neurons collaborate to achieve new and complex information-processing tasks? What approaches do economic entities (companies, departments, institutions, teams) use today to organize and process information? How about IT systems? Is there a way to apply and scale our brain’s approach to organizations and IT systems?

In this talk, Dr. Lina Yassin, a neuroscientist researcher and professional change agent, and Raid Naim, digital transformation expert and technologist by heart and passion, will try to answer some of these questions and converse with you in a highly discussion-enriched milieu.

About the speakers

Dr. Lina Yassin, a neuroscientist, researcher, and lecturer working at Futurice as a change agent. From her previous life at the lab deciphering the basis of neuroplasticity conducting electrophysiological research in the field of learning and memory, today she is consulting clients with their digital transformation. Her journey from teaching problem-oriented learning at the Charite made her aware of the resemblance between neuroplasticity, agility and design thinking. At Futurice, Lina is applying lean-service-creation open-source methodology and mindset to support her clients through their cultural and organizational transformation.

Raid Naim is head of digital transformation at Futurice, a new breed of innovation consultancy that has digital values at its core. Raid is a technologist by education and passion who is professionally living in the limbo between technology and business. In the last 15 years, he worked at large industrial corporations, digital giants, and startups and is fascinated with the way people get organized around value creation.

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Designing AI-Driven Experiences

When? Monday, January 22nd at 19:00
Where? Designit, Steinerstrasse 15, Gebäude F, 81369 München Map

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What is the talk about?

From personal virtual assistants to smart recommendations, from chatbots to computer vision systems, without even realizing the interaction with AI fuelled systems is becoming more and more common. AI is not about the future. AI is already all around us, analyzing us, serving us.

How does the role of interaction design change in this new scenario? Which are the new opportunities opened by new interface paradigms? In this talk we will reflect on some changes we need to embrace in the way we think and we work, in our skills and tasks, in order to design great AI-driven experiences.

About the speaker

Riccardo is a Lead Digital Designer at Designit, with a special focus on technology. With a hybrid background spacing from Interaction Design to software development, he has been designing and implementing mobile apps, physical touchpoints, new online services and connected products, and has been collecting some thoughts on how the nature and capabilities of technologies shape and define interactions.

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Smart Home for Your Mom

When? Monday, December 4th at 19:00
Where? Freeletics GmbH, Lothstraße 5, 80335 München Map

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What is the talk about?

Many connected products fail to live up to their potential. Kevin Cannon has spent the last few years designing products like connected coffee machines and smart lights. In this talk, he’ll take an honest look at what he’s learned, when he’s failed and why smart home isn’t really fulfilling its potential. He’ll explore why it’s unusually hard to design for and looks at what it’ll take to become mainstream.

About the speaker

Kevin is a Principal Designer at frog specializing in Interaction Design. He has designed medical devices, smart home products, and museum exhibitions and has cried in many usability tests along the way. His favorite Twitter feed is the @internetofshit account and his goal when designing products is to avoid being featured on it. To date, he has not been 100% successful in that goal. Ask nicely and he might even tell you why.

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