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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Tailored workshops: Getting real results through design (Boon Yew Chew from Sapient London)

When? Monday, Sept 5th at 19:00
Where? Arnulfstraße 60, 80335 Munich Map
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Tailored workshops: Getting real results through design (Boon Yew Chew from Sapient London)

Workshops can be daunting for UX professionals, especially when design problems get complex and standard workshop formats won’t work well. You’ll learn why tailoring workshops works better, how to design fresh workshops around your needs, running it effectively with different audiences, and ensuring the outcomes you want. Most importantly, you’ll learn how to learn, so you can develop your own style as you grow.

In the 2-hour session, we’ll get into:

• What’s a workshop anyway?
• Laying the right foundations
• Planning your workshop effectively
• Resources and tools
• Running it well
• Success after the workshop

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About the Speaker

Boon Chew is an Experience Design Manager at SapientNitro, where he helps large companies solve complex and messy problems towards improving the human condition. He serves on the board of the Interaction Design Association and is a Local Leader for IxDA’s London chapter where he helps shape the direction and growth of interaction design communities. As a prolific sketchnoter and visual thinker, his work has covered dozens of events and has taught visual thinking to audiences worldwide.

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The Hidden Challenges and Rewards of Managing a UX Team by Rachel Jackson (Thomson Reuters UK)

When? Monday, July 11th at 19:00
Where? Designit, Steinerstr. 15, 81369 Munich Map
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The Hidden Challenges and Rewards of Managing a UX Team by Rachel Jackson (Thomson Reuters UK)

What’s next for you? The interaction design world is growing and changing and there is an increasing number of opportunities within our profession. One option as you progress in your career is the move to management. But should you do it?

I want to share with you the 4 big lessons I learned through my experience managing a UX team. I use insight from the experts to provide a deeper understanding of what great leadership really is, while relating it back to the specific challenges of being a UX manager.

As an interaction designer you already have many of the skills needed to give you a head start in the move to management. But there is more to it than what appears on the surface. One of the most difficult parts of being a manager is building the emotional intelligence to bring self awareness, empathy and humility to the role. These traits are more important than those commonly portrayed by the ‘charismatic leaders’ of popular culture and they are things that can be learned. In my talk I will demonstrate how these come into play with examples of common issues that you might face as a UX manager.

Being a good manager takes time and effort as well as a shift in focus away from the pure practice of design. But it is in many ways its own design challenge that brings great satisfaction. And the skills you will learn are life skills, not only work skills.

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About Rachel

I am Director of Design at Thomson Reuters, within a large in house UX team, designing extremely complex, feature rich financial software used by 130,000 financial professionals around the world.
During my 5 years at the company, I have managed various shapes and sizes of UX teams as well as working as an Interaction Designer. I currently lead a team of brilliant Interaction, Visual and Motion Graphic Designers. My goal is to create a respectful, supportive work environment that allows people to fulfill their potential and use their talent and creativity to accomplish amazing things.
Prior to moving to London, I worked for Microsoft in Silicon Valley. I am originally from Toronto, Canada.

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Interaction Designers vs Algorithms by Giles Colborne (cxpartners UK)

When? Monday, June 6th at 19:00
Where? Google, Erika-Mann-Straße 33, 80636 Munich Map
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Interaction Designers vs Algorithms by Giles Colborne (cxpartners UK)

Are your design skills about to become irrelevant in an age of AI? Or can you reinvent yourself in time? You might have heard that smart algorithms are the next silver bullet. Data scientists promise that algorithms will read customers’ data and magically predict their needs, bringing them the information they want, when they want it. In this talk Giles Colbornewill look what algorithms are good for, and where they fall down.

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About Giles

Giles Colborne co-founded cxpartners in 2004. Since then, it has grown to one of the world’s leading independent experience design consultancies working on next generation experience design and generating hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue for companies such as Marriott, eBay and AXA. His book, ‘Simple and Usable’, has sold tens of thousands of copies in Europe and North America and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Giles is former president of the UPA, co-chair of IA Summit, and UX Awards judge. Additionally, he has worked with the British Standards Institute in developing standards for web accessibility.

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Measuring Design Quality by Duncan Lamb (TransferWise)

When? Monday, May 9th at 19:00
Where? IXDS GmbH, Ganghoferstr. 68b, 80339 Munich  Map
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Measuring Design Quality with Duncan Lamb (TransferWise)

Rather than traditional departments, TransferWise is organised into several highly autonomous teams, each focused on solving a specific business or customer problem. It’s the very essence of a lean approach – effort invested is justified by quantifiable impact. So what does this mean for design? How can you measure the impact of good design? Can you justify change because ‘it feels better’?

About Duncan

Duncan is a Design leader with broad experience leading creative teams to help businesses discover opportunities, define solutions and deliver great products.

At TransferWise, Duncan leads a small team of designers building products that feel simple, fast, safe and fair for millions of people around the world.

As a co-founder at Aether, Duncan built a company to design and ship Cone, a thinking music player that gives it’s owners a simple, instant and fun way to hear music at home.

As a Creative Director at Nokia, Duncan led the design team behind the N9’s Swipe user interface, a fresh and natural way to create an all-screen device and a huge leap forward for the company. Before Nokia, Duncan was Head of Product Design at Skype finding new and simple ways to help hundreds of millions of people all over the world to feel closer.

Duncan was educated at the Helsinki University of Art and Design and at Sheffield Hallam University in Britain.

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