10 Years IxDA Berlin
Can you believe it's already been a decade since IxDA Berlin has become a staple design community of Berlin, bringing together students, practitioners and industry experts? This calls for a drink. Or five!
Join us to celebrate 10 years of IxDA Berlin:
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Thomas, Audrey, Jay and Kathryn
Shaping Design, Designers and TeamsJason Mesut
, Director, Resonant Design and Innovation
Jason will share the latest of his work over the past decade developing visual frameworks for design teams, leaders and designers to map their skills and define their future professional development.
Through his role as a team leader, and with workshops he runs with the community and his clients, he has seen how valuable it is for designers to self-reflect on who they are, and project the areas in which they feel like they should develop. Whether that’s within, or beyond the context of the organisation they work.
He believes using these visual frameworks can help:
- Hire the right people and build the right teams for your organisation
- Reflect on your own abilities as designers, leaders and managers
- Direct your own and your team’s development
- Teams feel better about who they are within their organization and recognize the opportunities of staying rather than leaving to grow themselves.
Diagnosis: UX CharlatansMartina Mitz
, UX Psychologist(, Strategist and Designer)
User Experience (UX) is probably one of the fastest evolving and most exciting disciplines to be a part of these days. As the practical value of UX-work has become more and more obvious in the past few years, the demand for UX Designers and experts has grown exponentially.
Unfortunately, there are hardly any official educational paths or certifications yet and the confusion around UX is very broad – UX is becoming a buzzword. As a result, the market is not only confused or has at best a very narrow understanding of the term, but this also offers a soil for many amateurs and fake representatives of the discipline to evolve.
Over the past few years, Martina has had the (dis)pleasure to meet and work with some highly promoted UX Charlatans, so that over time she started spotting the patterns – some of their similarities and tactics. Martinas aim is to share her observations in this presentation, in the hope to save you some time, money, and frustration – no matter if you are an evolving UX Designer or a Business/Project owner in need of UX expertise.
EthUX – seven deadly sins that keep us from building a better worldEric Reiss
, CEO, The FatDUX Group
(In Eric's own words) I started working with interaction design long before the term was even known. Over the past 35 years, I've encountered many issues that have disturbed me – from creating purposely addictive programs, sites, and apps, to the current zeitgeist for responsive design at the expense of basic usability. I have seen research that is forged, ignored, or twisted by internal company politics and by the cognitive bias of the design team. And I have seen countless dark patterns that serve to suppress accessibility and diversity, and encourage false beliefs and false security.
I hope you will share an hour of your time with me so I can review some of the issues you should be thinking about. And to show you how your work can truly create value – not just for your client or company, but for everyone.
About our speakers
has spent over 17 years working within UX at some of the largest and some of the most respected agencies within the UK. Over these years, he has struggled to know what to call himself. Management consultant, digital strategist, service designer, product manager, interaction designer or user experience consultant. Just some of the labels he has used. Through his work he doesn’t think that the labels matter that much. It’s more about the specific skills you offer.
Currently, Jason runs Resonant Design and Innovation, a consultancy that gives his clients more of his time. He works with partners to help them with their challenges. Building teams. Creating solutions that push the envelope but are actually delivered. Always focusing on achieving value to businesses, employees, and the users or customers they serve. Jason also runs highly in-demand monthly local IxDA London events with his co-leader, Boon Chew.
started as a self-taught Web Designer in 2001. From the very beginning her approach was user-centered despite not being familiar with the now-common phrase of User Experience. In 2007 she finalized her study in Psychology and started working in the field of clinical Psychology. It was at this point that Martina's academic background and her passion joined and she started a career as UX Designer, being called "Conceptioner" at first. Since then Martina has not only contributed to the digital and service ecosystems of many recognizable companies (e.g. eBay, PayPal, Emirates Airlines, Volkswagen, Telekom and many more), but she also helped selected startups in Europe, by forming and driving their research, as well as contributing to their product or service strategy and definition.
Eric Reiss has held a wide range of eclectic jobs: piano player (in a house of ill-repute), senior copywriter (in an ad-house of ill-repute), player-piano repairman, adventure-game creator, and stage director. His experiences have served him admirably as a designer, content strategist, information architect, interaction designer, and usability "expert" - although he can't explain exactly how.
In more mundane lives, Eric has been a two-term president of the Information Architecture Institute and Professor of Usability and Design at IE Business School in Madrid, Spain. Today, Eric is CEO of the FatDUX Group in Copenhagen, Denmark, a leading UX company with offices and associates in over a dozen cities worldwide. He also has several books to his credit, including the best-selling "Usable Usability," which is now available in five languages. You'll find him on Twitter at @elreiss.