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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A Designers’ Guide To Empathy with Philipp Sackl

When? Monday, April 4th at 19:00
Where? NavVis GmbH, Blutenburgstr. 18, 80636 Munich  Map
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A Designers’ Guide To Empathy with Philipp Sackl

We spend more time in our browsers than in bed and more time with our smartphones than with our families. Computing and digital user interfaces are now woven into the fabric of everyday life. As designers, we are no longer just tampering with people’s productivity, we are handling the worlds most precious resource: attention.

This talk examines the challenges of building empathy with a global audience. It takes a critical look at how design decisions shape our everyday lives and at our role as mediators between the interests of users and businesses.

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About Philipp

Philipp is the lead designer of Firefox at Mozilla. That means he spends a lot of time thinking about browsers so that you don’t have to. Prior to that, he’s been a co-founder of the design agency envis precisely and an interaction designer at the BMW Advanced Design studio. He enjoys good food, good beer and bad jokes.

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The IxDA Munich 2015 survey is open!

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We are launching the 2015 IxDA Munich survey!

It takes less than 6,5 minutes to complete and it’s absolutely anonymous. So be brave and tick all questions in the survey. If you feel like having a déjà vu then you’re right: we recycled last year’s questions but only to have some comparable data.

So, Munich Design community, you’re invited to…

Complete the online-survey here

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Durrell Bishop in Munich: An Approach to the Design of Products, Software and Services

When? Monday, September 7th, 2015, at 19:00
Where? Freeletics GmbH, Lothstr. 5, 80335 München Germany Map
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Our next session will be about a personal point of view, about an approach to the design of products, software and services. With Durrell Bishop, we’ll discuss the experiments and thought processes he has been using over the years where physical products become descriptive of their system.

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Durrel

Durrell is an London based designer who has spent 25 years experimenting with interactive experiences for products, games, installations and new hardware interfaces. His underlying interest is in finding new ways for commercial designs to communicate usefully.

He studied industrial design in London, and after a period of freelance design and photography, joined IDEO. In 1991 he returned to the Royal College of Art in London for a masters in interaction design and he then stayed on to continue research at RCA and with Interval Research in California. Later he designed camera-based games with his company “Dancing Dog” and then set up “itch” in partnership with Andrew Hirniak to work on award-winning interactive exhibitions. After another spell with IDEO in London, he set up “Luckybite” with Tom Hulbert. Their practical skills in design and technology let them work on a wide range of projects from installations, new physical interfaces for products, to innovative interaction concepts for software and services. He later worked with Berg on “Little Printer”, “CloudWash” and “Pixel Track” and in 2015 with Jack Schultz and Timo Arnall on Googles miniature radar “Soli”.

He has taught regularly at the Royal College of Art on Product Design, IDE and Interaction Design. He is currently is running a unit in Product Design exploring how products communicate.

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Summer Break

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We’re already halfway through 2015, and it’s been a great year for the IxDA Munich!

Since the sun is shining, we’ll take our summer pause. Here are some of the great talks that are coming up once we return in September.

Durrell Bishop in Munich: An Approach to the Design of Products, Software and Services
Dan Ramsden in Munich, Creative Director for UX at BBC
Sabine Storm in Munich, Product Lead of Monument Valley

See you then!
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