Let’s design awkward moments of AI automated living by Oli Shaw

When? Monday, June 12th at 19:00
Where? Steinerstraße 15, 81369 Munich Map

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In this session, we will look at how to make people’s lives easier, by taking care of the mundane and repetitive tasks in their lives, but with an important twist.

This will be the black mirror (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Mirror_(TV_series)) of a near future. We will be looking at how to intentionally create an awkward moment for the user, and unexpected consequence.

The workshop will cycle through ideation methods and techniques, with a focus on the emotional and human impacts of our users giving control to the AI automation.

Following on from a workshop at Interaction17 in NYC, this session will be updated and customized to fit in a 1h30min session, giving us tome to explore the area of ‘new modern living’ and then have an interactive section where we can concept AI automation in our lives, pushing into the awkward and inappropriate outcomes that could be our new reality.

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About the Speaker

Oli is a trans-disciplinary creative director, with over 19 years of experience in branding, design, strategy, communications and service design.

He spent much of his time understanding how to evolve organizations into better versions of themselves through hands-on strategic design – creating new, improved and more meaningful experiences for businesses, customers, and employees.

Leaning into the future and exploring how technology can be used to create rich, memorable experiences and emotional connections that help shape our world is what he enjoys most.

Oli has previously worked across Europe, APAC, MART and the US with organizations including Vodafone, Nokia, Telstra, UBS, RBS, BP, Garanti /BBVA, Turkish Airlines, IsBank, Guardian Media, BSKYB, BBC, Adidas, Tesco, Coles, Panasonic and a number of start-ups, both B2C and B2B. He also has had the privilege of building design studios and creative departments, growing design teams and speaking at events globally.

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Don’t Do Things Better, Do Better Things – Pete Trainor (Director of Human Focused Digital – Nexus CX LTD)

When? Monday, May 8th at 19:00
Where? Lothstraße 5, Munich Map
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Don’t Do Things Better, Do Better Things – Pete Trainor (Director of Human Focused Digital – ?Nexus CX LTD)

Due to the way civilisations progress, we are about to observe more change in the next ten years, than of the last hundred. But how do we prevent this acceleration from eroding away our humanity? As Transhumanism becomes increasingly an every day thing, ask this: do the interfaces we’ve designed add more layers of confusion? When we strip away all those screens, what are we left with? The same thing we started with — people.

Incorporating data collected from one of Nexus’ Technoself Studies, Pete Trainor takes us back to the fundamental questions that drive us all, and through a journey of design philosophy he asks one simple question, the one we have asked through all times… why?

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About the Speaker

Pete Trainor is a digital designer, bestselling author, accidental polymath, mental health campaigner and founder of Nexus in London. He talks all over the world on data driven technologies and the effects on their audiences. His recently published book “Hippo – Human Focused Digital” takes a philosophical look at technology and design, challenging us all to look inwardly at the self when designing experiences for other people.

Pete also sits on the executive board of the British Interactive Media Association.

He has a very simple mantra: Don’t do things better, do better things.

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Behavioural Design – Jorn Craeghs (SUE Amsterdam)

When? Monday, April 10th at 19:00
Where? Fraunhoferstraße 23h, Munich Map
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Behavioural Design  – Jorn Craeghs (SUE Amsterdam)

At the event Jorn will hand you a model by which you can explain every form of human behaviour & which you can use to come up with behaviour changing ideas. He will also present and explain multiple persuasion principles from the science of influence. So if you want to master the art of persuasion, this one’s for you to attend.

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About the Speaker

Jorn Craeghs works as Insights Lead for SUE Amsterdam and is Head Teacher at the Behavioral Design Academy.He helps organizations become Human-Centred and tackles Behaviour Change challenges. He has dedicated the past years to making psychology applicable to design challenges, with the goal of gathering deep human insights and coming up with effective ideas to change behaviour.

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Radical Trust – How to Grow as a Leader by Jane Austin

When? Monday, Jan 16th at 19:00
Where? Steinerstraße 15, 81369 Munich Map
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Radical Trust – How to Grow as a Leader by Jane Austin

How do you scale your effectiveness as a leader? I’ll take you on my journey in answering this question. Moving from a culture of top-down management to one of radically devolved teams. Learning new ways to help build autonomous, inclusive teams that are empowered to find their own direction. Allowing you to let go as a leader and be confident that your teams will all go in the right direction.

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About the Speaker

Jane is a Glaswegian. She went to London for the summer many years ago and never came back. Since then she has worked as a UX in The City, in start ups, at agencies, in government at GDS and is now design director at MOO. She is particularly interested in how design fits works with Agile, with research, and at scale in large organisations.

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Closure Experiences by Joe Macleod

When? Monday, Oct 10th at 19:00
Where? Baaderstr. 7, 80469 Munich Map
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Closure Experiences by Joe Macleod

How many products have you started, lunched, built the customer base for? Do you have the same passion about ending them appropriately? Does it matter?


Most experiences in life are punctuated by a closure experience. In the past these were profound; however, over generations we have distanced ourselves from meaningful closure experiences thanks to our lifestyles increasing in comfort, the church weakening and medicine advancing. 
Long term side effects of this are exampled in the Product, Service and Digital landscapes that we frequent. The consequences of our behaviour results in a changing climate, industries fined billions for mis-selling and individuals casually eroding their personal online reputations.


Many of us are active in the creation of services, products or digital products; making them attractive, engaging and usable for consumers, but we often overlook concluding these experiences for the user in a responsible way. Closure Experiences offers a model to frame this change.

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About the Speaker

Joe Macleod is founder of Closure Experiences, a new business looking at how we design endings in our products, services and digital products. He talks, writes, consults and teaches on this across Europe. Previously he led design at ustwo for many years. Helping to build it into a globally recognised team. He also foundered the IncludeDesign campaign which launched in 2013. And previous to this he worked at Nokia creating a hack team to disrupt the corporate drone of powerpoint, produced mobile services for pregnant women in Africa and pioneered lighting behaviour for millions of phones.

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