We warmly invite you to this month’s PreWorkTalk ‘Empower the Analog’ by Nancy Birkhölzer and Reto Wettach. We are super excited to give you an exclusive sneak preview of their talk being held at Typo Berlin on Thursday, May 16th, 3pm at Haus der Kulturen der Welt.
Our PreWorkTalk will take place on Tuesday May 14th. We are happy to welcome you at 8.30 am, the talk will start at 9.00 am.
EMPOWER THE ANALOG
The PC era shaped a computing culture characterized by funneling the digital world through a screen and a mouse. Our current post-PC-devices – such as smartphones and tablets – let us participate in our networked world through smaller screens, touch interfaces and an app for any possible need. But is this really all we can expect from our devices? Do we want to spend our lives staring at small screens, interacting with only two fingers – missing out on the world around us while we follow the latest post and hunt for the newest app? Is the current way we deal with computation really going to help us towards solving the big challenges of our time? Do we as designers even want this as our design focus?
Some recent trends – such as the slow food movement, and an increasing public acknowledgement of a need to switch off, focus and simplify – highlight a new attention to the analog qualities of our lives. This changes our expectations of the digital world, and designing digital services is no longer the aim. Instead we want to empower individuals to live up to their aspirations – and design a service ecosystem in support. We want to empower our bodies and live like “complete” humans again, using all of our senses and physical capabilities. With networked objects, specialized haptic interfaces and new mobile tools, digital technology is increasingly blending with our “real” world. This is a tremendous opportunity to give people new ways of acting in the world, with endless possibilities for everyone’s enablement.
we cordially invite you to this month’s PreWorkTalk on the topic of information visualization and the use of animation techniques. We are super excited to hear Florian Köhne and Matt Beer speaking.
The talk will take place on Tuesday April 9th. We are happy to welcome you at 8.30 am, the talk will start at 9.00 am.
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Energy, Risk, the Economy and You
Matt Beer is a former chemical and energy efficiency engineer from Australia who has spent the last 2 years researching and creating an animated guide to peak oil as well as running climateexperiment.com.
In his talk Matt will focus on energy in our globalised economy. Oil in particular is so embedded in everything we do, most of us take for granted what this toxic black goo has done to our lives. But this period of oil abundance is drawing to a close and it will be replaced by a period of high and volatile prices that will have massive implications to our economy and your place in it. Join Matt in a discussion about an issue that will define your life over the coming decades.
Motion Graphics from “Institut für Trickfilmforschung”
Florian Köhne is a motion graphics designer, animator and director based in Berlin. His work concentrates on animated infographics, mixing contemporary computer graphics with traditional animation techniques.
In his talk, Florian will show recent works, including animated shorts, infographics and music videos. See his website floriankoehne.de
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Your IXDS Team
We cordially invite you to this month’s PreWorkTalk!
We’ve been busy catching up with the latest trends in technology. Last week hosting our own IXDS booth on the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona and this week visiting CeBit in Hannover. We’re excited to share and discuss our insights with you next Tuesday, March 12th. We are happy to welcome you at 8.30 am, the talk will start at 9.00 am.
Berlin Impressions from the Mobile World Congress and CeBit
The Mobile World Congress 2013 was with over 72.000 attendees the largest MWC ever. Not only most major handset manufactures and large international telcos exhibited their current vision of this field, but also tons of smaller and highly innovative companies presented themselves and their take on the future of mobile. Taking place in Barcelona, the fair is known for bringing a glimpse of Spanish life-style to the mobile community and through this enable conversations beyond the standard business talk.
In this month’s PreWorkTalk Berliners will report on their personal highlights and inspirations of their visits at MWC and CeBit.
Several speakers, including Gil Rosen fromT-Labs and Felix Wieduwilt from MLOVE, as well as Reto Wettach and Nancy Birkhölzer from IXDS, will share their impressions. Amongst other observations we will discuss new gestures to connect displays and devices, how the classroom of the future might look like and how m2m finally becomes fun.
We are looking forward to learn about their insights and discuss about the latest technology trends.
We are looking forward to seeing you!
Your IXDS Team
We’d like to invite you to join us at this year’s Mobile World Congress being held in Barcelona from 25-27 February 2013. We will be showcasing a selection of innovative services and interactive products.
Talk to us about:
- Interactions beyond digital interfaces
- User-centered product & service design
- Prototyping and agile development
- Technology, electronics and sensors
- Academic research
- Transforming teams and organizations
Meet us at MWC
You will find us at our stand in exhibition hall 7 at stand 7F 02. If you wish to arrange an appointment, please contact us via myMWC or get in touch with us directly:
Partner & Managing Director
+49 171 3300 987
Prof. Reto Wettach
Founder & Design Director
+49 176 2379 0863
Get a free ticket
We have a few Exhibition Visitor Passes left to give away to our friends for free. If you would like to visit the MWC exhibition and join the featured seminars and programmes, let us know quickly: firstname.lastname@example.org
At our stand, we will be having a happy hour with snacks and drinks from 6 to 7 pm every evening. A great chance to connect to people in a relaxed atmosphere, share impressions or discuss the latest topics of the mobile world.
Looking forward to seing you!
Your IxDS Team
The GSMA Mobile World Congress is the leading trade fair of the mobile communication industry. This annual gathering brings together over 60,000 mobile leaders from 200 countries to one place at one time to define the mobile future. It covers inspiring keynote speeches and cutting edge exhibitions in the fields of mobile technology and applications. To learn more about the congress please visit www.mobileworldcongress.com.
we cordially invite you to this month’s PreWorkTalk!
As always the talk will take place on the second Tuesday of the month, February 12th.
We are happy to welcome you at 8.30 am, the talk will start at 9.00 am.
We are looking forward to talks by Michael Haas, Julian Adenauer and Jaques-André Dupont!
by Michael Haas and Julian Adenauer
Sonice Development is a Berlin based group of artists and inventors. Most of their work is focussed on drawing machines and interactive installations. Their most prominent invention is the Facadeprinter, a machine that paints huge artworks onto walls using paintballs.
Michael and Julian will talk about their pursuit to create new aesthetics through new techniques.
New Practices of Video Mapping in Art and Design
by Jacques-André Dupont
Jacques-André is an audiovisual creative, active in motion design, VJing & light installations. He will talk about video mapping, a technique currently spreading into the field of art and design. Breaking the rectangle boundaries of the audiovisual format, video mapping offers a variety of surfaces to project on, allowing the creator to augment or change our perception of reality.
Additionally, Jacques-André will show his work in progress, the ”augmented painting” concept.
We have been busy these last couple of months, getting immersed in Service Design!
Starting last June at the National Service Design Network Conference
in Cologne our managing director and partner Nancy Birkhölzer co-hosted the event and gave the conference’s keynote on Transformative Services together with Melanie Wendland.
In October our Seniors Julia Werner and Verena Augustin headed to the Service Design Global Conference
in Paris, where they gave a workshop on how the service design process can benefit from cultural differences.
And finally we are proud to be part of the current issue of Touchpoint
with Nancy Birkhölzer as editor of this month’s issue. Read her articles about the German SDN Conference (together with Thomas Schönweiz) here
and about Designing Transformative Services (together with Melanie Wendland) here
Touchpoint Volume 4 No. 3 has as main topic this year’s global conference theme: Cultural Change by Service Design. Some speakers took up their pens and transformed their gripping speeches into equally interesting articles. They give an insight into the presentations and workshops which took place in Paris, investigating how positive economic, social and cultural change can be assisted by the use of design. This issue contains also a chapter about Creating Value(s), the national german conference’s theme.
Have a look at the cover
and table of content
From today on Touchpoint 4-3 will be sold in the SDN online shop:
We are looking for an all-around sympathetic person to work with us on our project as an interface/interaction designer with strong graphic skills, especially for the mobile area.
We will work on a multiplatform app for personal communication in a multidisciplinary team. Besides building a decent and welcoming user interface, we are expected to explore ways for a smooth OS integration and further interactive possibilities.
The project’s time frame is from around
now :) – 30.03. 2013 with about 3,4,5 days/week. The project is very likely to be extended beyond March.
What we’re looking for
You should be passionate about:
- top-notch GUI design across all media and devices
- creating mobile UIs based on a solid understanding of Android and/or iOS styleguides
- adopting and adapting interface design patterns and standards
- finding the right expression to reach the goals of a UX strategy
- usability and user-centered design processes
Additionally, you should be able to communicate fluently with:
- colleagues implementing your designs
- colleagues engaging in user research
What you can look forward to
IxDS is an interaction design consultancy based in Berlin. We apply methods of co-creation and agile prototyping to give shape to our clients’ visions. This means you will
- collaborate in a dynamic, interdiscplinary team
- develop with contemporary agile methods
- get direct feedback from end-users in our co-creation process
- work on a broad range of research- and innovation-oriented projects
- have time for learning new things
- receive fair pay and life-friendly working hours
Any type of working arrangement can be discussed (freelance or part-time/full-time), with the goal to develop a long-lasting relationship.
Please send your application, including a portfolio and links to prior work to email@example.com.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask.
Euch allen ein frohes schönes wunderbares neues Jahr!
Auch in 2013 begrüßen wir alle Freunde des Hauses am zweiten Dienstag des Monats zu unserem monatlichen PreWorkTalk!
Wir starten am 08. Januar um Punkt 9 Uhr mit einer Stunde rund um FRITZING (die Türen sind ab 8.30 Uhr offen).
Wir freuen uns auf Stefan Hermann und Wolf Jeschonnek und ihre Talks und natürlich auf euch.
Hier geht’s lang zu unserem diesjährigen Weihnachtsgruß:
Mitmachen nur noch bis zum 24. Dezember!
Hinterlasst eure Nachricht in unserem Mosaik und unterstützt damit unsere Freunde bei Fritzing!
Außerdem gibt’s was zu gewinnen!
Welches Motiv entsteht in unserem Mosaik?
Einfach IxDS auf Facebook besuchen, bis zum 21.12.12 12 Uhr die richtige Antwort als Kommentar zu unserem Weihnachts-Beitrag posten und das Mosaik ‘liken’
Unter allen Teilnehmern verlosen wir ein Fritzing Mini-Kit.
Los geht’s – Viel Erfolg!
Tolle Festtage und ein frohes neues Jahr wünschen wir euch. Das IxDS-Team