8:00

Registration & Breakfast

9:00

Welcome to Design Matters 18!

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Welcome to Design Matters 18!

Ready-set-go! Let's explore the new movements in digital design together! Ingrid will take you through this year's themes: Design for Change, Be a Design Rebel and Immersive Worlds & Mixed Realities.

Follow Your Design Language

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Follow Your Design Language

Tobias designs quirky and surprising universes at one of the most popular games in the world, Minecraft. His philosophy is that design decisions should be based on intuition rather than data, which creates an authentic design aesthetic and company culture. Join this talk and get Tobias' insight on how to design immersive and authentic experiences!

IMMERSIVE WORLDS & MIXED REALITIES

Ancient Methods for New Interfaces

Ancient Methods for New Interfaces

Meditation has become something that we hear about all the time in the age of digital connectedness. However, it remains out of reach​ for​ many of us, largely due to misconceptions or a lack of understanding. In this talk, we’ll explore how the Headspace design team uses our unique brand and science-based methods to connect to a modern audience.

DESIGN FOR CHANGE

10:30

Coffee Matters

11:00

Choose A Nerd Track

2 X TALKS: Immersion with Motion

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Alex Bronkie, Netflix
& Val Head

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2 X TALKS: Immersion with Motion

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Designing Cinematic Experiences for Mobile UI

Alex Bronkie will share the process of designing cinematic experiences for mobile UI at Netflix.
The design challenge was to make sure that watching and finding series on Netflix also is enjoyable on even the smallest screens. This led to a feature that may seem familiar but revolutionizes the way users find tv shows and movies. In this talk, Alex will share her learning on designing for immersion, the challenges that the team faced in designing this new feature, and how the Netflix culture is built to reward rebels.

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Elevate Your Designs with Animation

Animation is a powerful design tool that designers all too often ignore. When used with style, animation has the power to engage, communicate and improve interactions. Val Head is a Web Animation Expert and Designer, and she will share her learnings on how to use motions effectively to make your work stand out and to approach projects differently. In this talk, she will reflect upon where animation can best inform UX and how to build more sophisticated interactions for web and beyond.

WORKSHOP: Design for Change

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Learn, experiment, and work with other designers

Go-Go workshop

WORKSHOP: Design for Change

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In this workshop, you will get a chance to interact and collaborate with other designers. The workshop focusses on the theme Design for Change and aims to challenge our perception of how we can design for the better. You will learn and experiment with new methods and techniques that you can use in your daily work.

Speakers will be announced soon.

DESIGN SALON

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Debate, interviews and discussions

Enter the salon

DESIGN SALON

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The Design Salon is a moderated interview with some of the most interesting speakers, where you can ask questions in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Participants will be announced soon.

12:00

Lunch Matters

13:00

Choose A Nerd Track

2 x TALKS: Typography & Identity Design Rebels

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Bruno Maag, Dalton Maag
& Tobias Røder Studio

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2 x TALKS: Typography & Identity Design Rebels

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Mind Your Typography

Already over two billion humans around the world use mobile devices for their day-to-day communication. Traditional media is about to change, and the choices of typeface and its applicability come to play an essential role in this process, as this affects the content directly! In this talk, Bruno will explore how Variable Fonts creates new opportunities for optimized presentations of written words in UI's. Get seated and explore the future of typography in the new age of dynamic interfaces!

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Designing Against the Trends

Tobias Røder is a self-taught independent Graphic Designer who has designed stand-out identities for the Danish Government, Tuborg, and Lars von Trier's movies. In an industry that tends to wrap things up – in patterns, colors, shapes, and effects – he likes to unwrap. Get inspired by Tobias' rebellious design approach and dive into the process of creating iconic and provocatively simple identities.

WORKSHOP: Immersive Worlds & Mixed Realities

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Learn, experiment, and work with other designers

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WORKSHOP: Immersive Worlds & Mixed Realities

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In this workshops, you will get a chance to interact and collaborate with other designers. The workshop focusses on the design practices for AR and VR. You will learn and experiment with new methods and techniques that you can use in your daily work.

Speakers will be announced soon.

DESIGN SALON

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Debate, interviews and discussions

Enter the salon

DESIGN SALON

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The Design Salon is a moderated interview with some of the most interesting speakers, where you can ask questions in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Participants will be announced soon.

14:30

Coffee Matters

15:00

The Business of the Underserved

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The Business of the Underserved

Many of us want to design a better world for everyone. But, designing for good within business is limited to ‘pro-bono’ or ‘corporate social responsibility’ initiatives. This sidelines social impact as an option, rather than a necessity for modern business to thrive. So, how do we change this? How do we serve the underserved while serving our businesses? In this talk you’ll hear little-known case studies from small and large businesses, and gain insight on how as designers, we’re uniquely positioned to lead change.

DESIGN FOR CHANGE

Designing New Aesthetics

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Designing New Aesthetics

The Outline is a magazine that rebels against an increasingly uniform approach to digital media design. At The Outline, the Jack likes to break the rules of graphic design to keep it interesting. With a passion for internet brutalism, his team designs eye-catching compositions with distorted, weird and colorful elements, and challenges our understanding of what is good taste. Get seated for a masterclass in becoming a true design rebel yourself!

BE A DESIGN REBEL

16:30

Food, Fun & Beer Matters

Surprise Night Talk

21:30

Catch a bus to the After-party at Mikkeller!

8:00

Good Morning & Breakfast

9:00

How Small Learnings can Add Up to Big Changes

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How Small Learnings can Add Up to Big Changes

The disconnect between the better world you imagine as a designer and the reality of what you feel capable of changing can feel demoralizing. At Dropbox, designers follow a rigorous research process that sometimes reveals surprising, seemly-small findings with big implications. Listening to these small learnings can help build conviction about how the world can be better. Anisha will share how this process of learning has helped Design lead big changes at Dropbox, including our re-brand, leading our efforts towards gender-balanced team, and designing more humane ways of working.

DESIGN FOR CHANGE

Writing Functional UI's

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Writing Functional UI's

We typically think of design as a visual discipline, but what makes a product connect with its audience is often how you write it. Designing through language requires a different mindset, and forces us to break familiar habits. This talk finds lessons in cognitive science, fairy tales, and case studies from Ben's work at Medium. It’s about the bigger picture that we often miss, and how to design actions that engage!

BE A DESIGN REBEL

10:30

Coffee Matters

11:00

Choose A Nerd Track

2 X TALKS: Money Matters

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Akarsh Sanghi, N26
Kyle Peatt, Shopify

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2 X TALKS: Money Matters

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Designing a Bank

N26 is disrupting the banking industry with their innovative banking app. They believe that creating an emotional connection between the product and the user can increase engagement, trust, and satisfaction, especially when the product is about people's money. In this talk, Akarsh will reflect upon how design has played an essential role in empowering him and the team at N26, to rethink the concept of banking.

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Designing for business without losing your soul

Enterprise software for business. The words immediately bring to mind hundreds of menus and an overload of information on screens — designer’s worst nightmare. At Shopify, Kyle and his team are fighting against the idea that designing for businesses means not designing for people. Kyle leads an interdisciplinary team that designs straightforward solutions making life easier for millions of users worldwide. In this talk, he will share his design philosophy and how you can make designing for businesses fun, interesting, and impactful.

WORKSHOP: Game Design

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Dori Adar,
Hands on Games

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WORKSHOP: Game Design

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WORKSHOP: Game Design with Dori Adar

Get ready for hands-on action, and design your first game! Today game elements are making its way into every industry and type of product and if a product is just slightest bit of interactive, it can and will be gamified. In this Game Thinking workshop with Dori, you will learn a new approach to product design, highly applicable to every digital design product.

DESIGN SALON: Democratic Design

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Mariana Salgado
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DESIGN SALON: Democratic Design

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With Love & Design from the Government to Immigrants

Learn how this Design Lead brings together designers and immigrants to co-design services that improve the quality of life for refugees! At The Finnish Immigration Service, Mariana and her team have redesigned the experience of waiting for residence approval - making it more engaging by employing chatbots. Take a seat and explore the potentials of designing together with vulnerable groups from a governmental agency and learn how co-design can be used to overcome cultural differences and language barriers!

12:00

Lunch Matters

13:00

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2 X TALKS: Augmented Reality

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Alfredo Riuz, IBM
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2 X TALKS: Augmented Reality

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Immersive Xperience and the next generation of enterprise solutions

AR and VR are changing UX as we know it. For designers, mixing realities in immersive worlds represent a new land of opportunities and challenges. Alfredo will talk about the importance of finding the right balance between the real and the virtual, 2D and 3D to make the best transition of experiences. He'll also share the story of how he and his team are creating the next generation of enterprise solutions and how it has be used to sign a Major League Baseball player’s contract.

Workshop: Be A Design Rebel

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Learn, experiment, and work with other designers

go-go workshop

Workshop: Be A Design Rebel

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In this workshop, you will get a chance to interact and collaborate with other designers. The workshop focusses on finding inspiration in the front-runners who dare to design differently and challenge the way we as designers think. You will learn and experiment with new methods and techniques that you can use in your daily work.

Speakers will be announced soon.

DESIGN SALON

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Debate, interviews and discussions

enter the salon

DESIGN SALON

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The Design Salon is a moderated interview with some of the most interesting speakers, where you can ask questions in an open and relaxed atmosphere.

Participants will be announced soon.

14:30

Coffee Matters

15:00

Crafting Emotional Journeys in FIFA

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Crafting Emotional Journeys in FIFA

Game UX is often driven by emotional design, the act of evoking appropriate emotions that create positive player experiences. As Game UX Designer, Felix strives to understand and define a player’s emotional journey throughout different touch-points in a game, whether if he is training in Skill Games, winning Cup Final in Manager Career, or making key decisions in 'The Journey'. Felix will talk about how to identify the right emotions to deliver and make sure these moments are meaningful contextually. And finally, he will inspire other designers to utilize Game UX techniques to craft meaningful emotional journeys.

IMMERSIVE WORLDS & MIXED REALITIES

You have 12 new followers!

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You have 12 new followers!

TeYosh is a multidisciplinary, independent design duo who uses humor and cutting-edge visuals to step out of the line and create rebellious visual expressions for brands and self-initiated projects. TeYosh is curious about how our social lives move to virtual spaces and reshape our behavior and language. In this talk, they will present projects on this topic and demand your attention by serving an explosive cocktail of pop fun and brutalist elements.

DE A DESIGN REBEL

Reinventing Charity with Design

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Reinventing Charity with Design

42% of Americans don’t trust charity. The nonprofit organization charity: water is on the mission to bring clean and safe drinking water to every person on the planet. But to succeed in this mission, Alyson and her design team are changing the way people feel about giving. In this talk, Alyson will take you through how charity: water has designed the donor experience to inspire generosity and engagement, and make visible the impact that the organization makes in the world!

DESIGN FOR CHANGE

16:30

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