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Practical Empathy with Indi Young

We’re excited to announce that Indi Young will be introducing her new book: Practical Empathy – For Collaboration and Creativity in Your Work.

Conventional product development focuses on the solution. Empathy is a mindset that focuses on people, helping you to understand their thinking patterns and perspectives. Practical Empathy will show you how to gather and compare these patterns to make better decisions, improve your strategy, and collaborate successfully.

More info on Practical Empathy at: http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/practical-empathy/



For the past 20 years, Indi Young has been pioneering ways to understand customers and employees in order to support them better. Most organizations have developed awareness and expertise at gathering big data–the numbers that track what and how people have done things. These same organizations, however, are inexpert at understanding why. The messy and divergent reasoning and motivations that drive people’s decisions are what Indi helps you tune in. She is expert at gathering the thoughts that lie deeper than simple preferences, opinions, and desires. And she is expert at helping you solidify patterns and sort through the wavelengths to focus on particular channels so you can support people in more powerful ways.



When? Monday, February 2nd, 2015, at 19:00.  Import IxDA Munich Calendar

Where?  User Interface Design GmbH, Claudius-Keller-Straße 3C 81669 Munich. Map

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We would like to thank User Interface Design GmbH for supporting the local IxD community! Drinks and snacks will be provided.







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“Lean Design Thinking” Workshop with Alana Wood

As our industries grow and as disciplines evolve, new manifestos and ideal ways of working are emerging to deliver products to market. We’ll explore the latest terminology and experience vision generation in this snapshot session.

This is a hands-on workshop and techniques we will use include using Roman Pichler’s Lean Vision Board and Jeff Gothelf’s Lean UX principles. In the true ustwo spirit we’ll try to ensure you have fun whilst we geek out.



alana1With a decade of experience in design, Alana Wood has worked both corporate and agency side. Having started her career as a product designer in Singapore for a local “Well-being” company, she gravitated to digital through a Samsung global internship and by working for Orange France Telecom on strategic UX R&D projects in London and Tokyo. Alana now resides in London, working for ustwo where she creates digital product and services for startups and world leading brands.



When? Monday, December 15th, 2014, at 19:00.  Import IxDA Munich Calendar

Where?  IDEO GmbH, Kellerstraße 27, 81667 Munich. Map

NB: Event booked up. Since workshop space is limited, entrance with ticket only.



We would like to thank IDEO Munich for supporting the local IxD community! Drinks and snacks will be provided.








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Design in motion, the new frontier of interaction design with Antonio de Pasquale

Animation can explain behaviours better than thousand of words that’s why interaction designer should learn from motion designer.

Technological advances have allowed, in the last few years, a big step forward in the dynamic behaviors and interactions patterns that we used to do with software in the past. Motion is one of the key element of this change but how can we imagine & sketch the way something feels & reacts? Starting from the basic of motion design, we’ll discover a set of “standard” motion patterns and how we can sketch & use them in a design project to increase affordance, to simplify complex interactions and to give a new dynamic brand identity to our products.



Antonio de PasqualeAntonio De Pasquale is a Senior Interaction Designer and information architect in Frog specializing in digital user experience. He believes that designing the interaction is the most important part in communication and is fascinated by how you can communicate through movement and gestures. He has worked on numerous digital projects ranging from the field of web-tv, e-commerce, healthcare, online newspapers, corporate website to mobile and tablet applications and he participated in teaching activities at SUPSI and Politecnico di Milano.


Update: find here Antonio’s presentation


When? Monday, November 10th, 2014, at 19:00.  Import IxDA Munich Calendar

Where?  Google Germany GmbH, Dienerstrasse 12, 80331 Munich. Map

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UserZoom is making Antonio’s visit to Munich possible. UserZoom is Your All-in-One User Experience Software for online UX Research.








We would like to thank Google Munich for supporting the local IxD community! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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IxDA Munich Real World Hang Out

Bring your business card. Come as you are. Meet your fellow colleagues. Chat and enjoy the place.

Relaxation is the only bullet point in our agenda. Join us!

Your IxDA Munich team,
Rachel, Alex, Robert & Sebastian

T’ime: Monday, 13. October 2014, 7 p.m.
Location: Café L’Amar, Pestalozzistraße 28, 80469 Munich

–> Find us in the lounge (basement)
–> Food and drinks can be ordered on site

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