Design for Good
IxDA Berlin is back after a well needed summer holiday! Uhm… two words (“after”, “Summer”) in scary context. It’s the rise of the dark half of the year!! Well…
Fear not! Let’s shed light on stuff that really matters!
At this next event, we are focussing on how to use our skills for social impact. We are very pleased to be joined by Simon Stegemann as well as Clive K. Lavery, who will be discussing how we can make a change as designers within our profession.
As with all activities of IxDA, we aim to gather the community of interaction designers and all others interested in the field to mingle, learn from each other and push hot topics forward. During the night, we will hang out, listen to awesome speakers, have time to ask questions, and maybe even find a new job opportunity.
So come along, socialize, and grab a delicious bite and free drinks - brought to you by our awesome sponsor Zalando!
Awaiting your social impact to the event. See you there!
Kathryn, Thomas, Jay and Audrey
Being a Digital Do-GooderClive K. Lavery, Freelance UX Person
As digital designers we are constantly being told that we have the power to change the world.
But other than repeating this over and over again in our comfortable bubble of tech meetups, conferences or self centred documentaries how many of us actually use our perceived super powers for something more than making rich companies richer, selling more shoes online or creating something like "Uber for coat hangers"?
In my talk I will look at examples of applied digital do-goodism and discuss some strategies for how we can use our skills for social good. Slides may contain traces of half baked philosophy, social romanticism, self guilt and hopefully inspiration.
How to develop meaningful digital products?Simon Stegemann, Co-Founder N3XTCODER
With more than 7 billion people on the planet we are living in a time of rapid change that bears tremendous opportunities, but also increasing risks. More than 3.5 billion people have access to the internet and rapidly advancing technologies fundamentally change the way we interact and connect with each other.
Nevertheless, we have mostly failed to use the full potential of these innovative technologies to solve society’s most pressing needs.
In my talk we learn how breakthrough technologies can tackle and solve exceptionally fast growing social problems globally. I will take a closer look at Ipso, the International Psychosocial Organisation that provide counseling to people from war affected countries to showcase and analyze success factors to create digital products that matter.
About our speakers
Clive K. LaveryClive is a Freelance UX Person with a focus on research, strategy and design based in Berlin where he also co-organises the annual UXcamp Europe and local UX Book Club.
He has more than 10 years of experience helping various agencies and in-house teams to make their users and clients happy and particularly enjoys working in collaborative environments with as much fun and little ego as possible.
A self-proclaimed Digital Do-Gooder he is also constantly looking for ways to use his experience for social good and as the son of a German mother and an English father he is also very good at being annoyingly pedantic while drinking large amounts of tea.
Simon StegemannSimon Stegemann is the Co-Founder of N3XTCODER, a digital agency, specialized in designing education programs and services that create social impact at scale. N3XTCODER sets a focus on how breakthrough technologies can tackle exceptionally fast growing social problems globally.
Simon studied business & arts at Alanus University; a dual degree program with the credo "to rethink economy" developed by dm-drogerie markt founder Götz Werner, Alnatura founder Götz Rehn, and many more value driven companies. After his studies he started to work at The Grameen Creative Lab founded by serial entrepreneur Hans Reitz and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus.
Simons tech expertise builds on working at the digital agency edicos global where he developed websites and digital strategies for large corporations in the pharmaceutical industry. The past three years he helped to build up the team and develop partnerships as Business Development Manager and Head of Sales at the fin-tech startup paij. With N3XTCODER he wants to disrupt the social sector in order to create social impact at scale.