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.

Speaker

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!
Alex & the team

Strategic Design Workshops with Grace Ascuasiati

When? Monday, May 18th, 2015, at 19:00
Where? AutoScout24 GmbH Dingolfinger Str. 9 81673 Munich. Map
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In a design project we find ourselves facing challenges not necessarily related to the design itself, for example an incomplete briefing, unaligned expectations between stakeholders, long meetings without a clear insights for the project, etc. An effective alternative in facing these challenges is conducting a strategic design workshop, which consists basically on a hands-on working session with everyone involved in the project. This session’s main objective is to gather and align the vision of all the stakeholders through the application of an array of design methods and activities.

There is one thing that makes a workshop different from any sort of meeting, and it is applying a process and a structure, and planning accordingly. For example, there are known creative processes to facilitate conversations or divergences to allow every point of view to be taken into account, instead of debates.

Speaker

Grace Ascuasiati is a Senior Design Researcher at Designit where she leads international research projects to gain understanding and uncover meaningful insights, both from users and clients. Thanks to her background in marketing, psychology and design research she has a broad experience in facilitating innovation processes for companies in need of design thinking skills, tools and processes to face the challenge of developing new high-value products and services in a fast pace market. She has worked in multidisciplinary teams for several industries such as banking, telco, transportation and health.

Grace occasionally shares her thoughts in a blog and a few online publications, and she enjoys teaching Design Research for Innovation.

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The IxDA Munich Survey 2014 Results!

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For the fourth year in a row, we’ve organized a survey for designers working in Munich and surrounding areas. We have collected and organized the results for you here. The survey is meant to give us all an idea of the salaries, working hours and general conditions of the job market in Munich. We also used the survey to learn more about what you think of IxDA Munich, and how we might improve it. If you’d like to add to the comments here, please don’t hesitate to get in touch!

Facts

Survey Period: ca. 1 month, end of 2014

Participants: 50

Location: mostly from Munich

Professionals: mostly interaction designers and ux designers

Some highlights

Years of Experience
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Are you an employee?
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Gross (Brutto) income in 2014
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Download the full results of the survey here: IxDA Munich Survey 2014 Results

The IxDA Munich Survey 2014 is published under Creative Commons 3.0: some rights reserved, you may reproduce, reblog and modify the content of this survey, but you must provide proper attribution. Please do link back to www.ixdamunich.de

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Smoke & Mirrors, how we use magicians’ methods in design

When? Monday, April 13th, 2015, at 19:00
Where? Google Germany GmbH, Dienerstrasse 12, 80331 Munich. Map
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Investigating the psychology behind magic tricks and comparing magicians’ methods to the techniques we use in design. A magic journey full of techniques to improve your work and delight users.

Speaker

Kevin Cannon

Kevin Cannon is a Senior Interaction Designer at frog. Originally from Ireland, but now based in Munich, he has over 10 years experience designing a whole range of projects including mobile apps, medical devices and art installations.

At frog he creates immersive, usable products using Human-Centered Design methods. He keeps the user in mind from the very start of the project, when identifying core opportunities and concepts, and works closely with technical teams to ensure those values are carried through to production, resulting in amazing user experiences.

He is driven by a deep curiosity in both human nature, technology and how they interact.

Details

When? Monday, April 13th, 2015, at 19:00
Where? Google Germany GmbH, Dienerstrasse 12, 80331 Munich. Map
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