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Psychology and the perfect design with Joe Leech

Joe Leech picture@mrjoe will take you on a journey to find the holy grail we are all
looking for. The perfect design.

Joe Leech, author of Psychology for Designers, will connect live with the IxDA Munich and together we’ll look at a practical strategy that uses psychology to produce the ideal design for those tricky user experience design problems we face


The Speaker

Psychology for Designers by Joe Leech, Book CoverJoe Leech is the author of the pocket eBook Psychology for Designers, he has 10 years experience working in User Experience, Usability, Information Architecture and Accessibility across Europe, North America, Asia and Africa.

Joe has worked with clients such as Disney, Marriott, LateRooms, MoneySupermarket.com, eBay, Nokia, theTrainline, Microsoft, TUI Travel, Peugeot, Virgin and the Co-operative Bank helping them to be more strategic in their customer focus and make the digital stuff they do measurably better.

Joe has worked across a number of platforms, from web and mobile & tablet to desktop software and hardware design. He will connect with us LIVE from the UK.



When? Monday, February 17th, 2014, at 19:00.  Import IxDA Munich Calendar

Where? IDEO, Kellerstraße 27, 81667 Munich. Map


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Thank you IDEO for providing the space, snacks and drinks!





The IxDA Munich Survey 2013 Results!


For the third 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!


Survey Period: ca. 1 month, end of 2013

Participants: 34

Location: mostly from Munich

Professionals: mostly interaction designers and usability experts.

Some highlights

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Download the full results of the survey here: IxDA_Munich_Survey_2013

The IxDA Munich Survey 2011 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. Link to http://www.ixdamunich.de

The IxDA Munich Survey 2013 is now open for business!

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Ladies and Gentlemen! We are very pleased to announce that we are launching the 2013 IxDA Munich survey today! It takes less than 6,5 minutes to complete. And what’s even better: it’s absolutely anonymous. So send in your answers lickety-split, and look forward to the numbers later in January 2014.

If you feel like you’re having déjà vu then you’re right! We’ve recycled last year’s questions (and most of this posting too) but nothing gets us nerdy types more excited than having comparable data. In the end would like to aggregate our ongoing sets year after year in order to get a bigger picture of how the Munich IxD community is growing.

If you consider yourself a part of the Munich IxD community you are invited to complete the online-survey here.

IxDA Munich January: Designing Impactful Experiences

Designing impactful experiences

AirBnb, Skype, Nintendo Wii, Netflix, Tata Nano,… Recent evolutions in technologies are fostering new services and experiences, which shake incumbent companies and business models. Of all contexts where this has happened, the most radical and disruptive is probably the African one. Despite the many challenges — dumbphones instead of smartphones, low literacy level, scarcity of PCs — we have seen innovation flourish in the past few years. Starting with the creation of services for underserved populations and niches of people who don’t use the typical or current solutions.

Showcasing some of the most innovative start-ups in the African continent, Franco will present some of challenges of designing products and services when driven by impact rather than features. He also reflected on the learnings and how these can be applied to user experience projects for products in European contexts.



Franco Papeschi works at the Web Foundation, where he’s responsible for the Mobile Entrepreneurship Initiative. They have created labs (in Kenya, Ghana, Senegal) that are community catalysts, training centres and incubation hot-spots for creating social impact start-ups. Also, he’s one of the co-founders of Design Jams.



When? Monday, January 13th, 2014, at 19:00.  Import IxDA Munich Calendar

Where? Sapient, Arnulfstraße 60, 80335 München


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



Once again we would like to thank Sapient for supporting the local IxD community! Drinks and snacks will be provided.

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