Free

April design lab - Berlin

Event Information

Share this event

Date and Time

Location

Location

Digital:Lab Volkswagen

Stralauer Allee 7

10245 Berlin

Germany

View Map

Event description

Description

Welcome to design lab. A community of designers that get together to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another.

IMPORTANT: Please register on Eventbrite to secure your place

Giveaways: We will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle & some design lab swag on the night.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Schedule:

6:30 - Open for arrivals & drinks

6:40 – Welcome & Introduction

6:45 - Talk one

7:15 - Q&A

7:20 - Talk two

7:40 - Q&A

7:45 Open Mic Session*

8:00 - Snacks, social & networking

------------------------------------------------------------------------

Talk One: How improvisation can fertilize your work as a designer

In many professions, the main problems we are facing in our daily job aren't technical problems or lack-of-skill kind of problems, but people problems. This is true also for the design world. In this talk, Claudia Hoppe will present one approach to such kind of problems that is not only pretty effective, but also a lot of fun: Applied improv! "Applied improv" is the serious version of skills, methods and mindsets taken from improvisational theatre, to make them usable for serious contexts like work or business. Claudia will share her ideas about what you can do when you are approached by some of the most common issues that UX and UI designers are facing – and you will experience yourself how it feels to get into the mindset of "applied improv". So: have fun!

Speaker: Claudia Hoppe

Claudia Hoppe has studied philosophy and sociology in Berlin before she started her 10-year-career as Project Manager in Customer Care in multi-national tech giant Nokia and HERE. In this role, she acted as the interface between the various teams developing the product "Maps" – e.g. UX design – and the Customer Care department. In 2009, Claudia met the biggest love of her life: Improvisational Theatre. Their relationship still lasts and even deepened, when Claudia started her own improv group in 2011 and began to teach impro to others in 2013. By now, she has made impro her main profession as a freelance trainer with a focus on the areas of social skills like teamwork and communication, e.g. in her own courses, in VHS and for companies.

#appliedimprov
#improvisation
@claudiahoppe



Talk Two: “ Diversity matters - like in a smoothie. “

The talk will be about diversity in design teams/ agencies/companies in general. Everything from tools and knowledge but with a focus on the background/origin of people, and a bit about the human brain.

Speaker: Christopher Leineweber

Born in Germany, raised in Russia with a stop-over in China, coming back to Germany in 2013. Dad, husband, a friend with the ability to listen, mobility evangelist, full of curiosity, confidence, motivation and determination. Love food, travelling , tech trends, innovation, music, photography and filmmaking.

Former UX Designer & Brand Development Manager at DAYONE - A Service Design Studio. Currently working as Service & UX Designer at Neugelb Studios.

In the spare time organizing the meetup 12min.me in Berlin, learning new things with the help of Udacity, Udemy, various podcasts, books / blogs, people on Twitter / Instagram / LinkedIn, by watching TED talks and attending meetups/workshops.

Always willing to get to know new people to create great things and work on interesting projects. Just approach him with a smile!

------------------------------------------------------------------------

We’re new to Twitter, follow us & share @DesignLabMeetup / https://twitter.com/DesignLabMeetup

Contact Natalie at designlab@novoda.com if you are interested in speaking, sponsoring or have any questions regarding future meetups.

See you there!

Share with friends

Date and Time

Location

Digital:Lab Volkswagen

Stralauer Allee 7

10245 Berlin

Germany

View Map

Save This Event

Event Saved