World Interaction design Day 2019

About this session

On this 24th of September, we’ll host a co-creation workshop to envision the future of travel for people of determination. The theme of the event is “Design for Trust and Responsibility”, and we would like to ask the support from the Dubai design community in making this happen.

The venue can accommodate only 30 people, and we’ll be shortlisting and confirming the participants throughout the days until the event. Let’s have some fun and try to come up with ideas to make the world a better place.

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Event Structure

  • Then idea is to have 8 groups working on different parts of the journey exploring the issues and trying to find ways to improve the experience. Thinking about digital services and products that could support people of determination to travel and experience different cultures and places.
  • How can we design for trust and responsibility?
  • We’ll reach to the community of people of determination to find people willing to be a part of the workshop and work together with the teams. We’ll try to get their input to select the services that would make a bigger difference in their journey.
  • We will have one facilitator to work with each group, supporting them to come up with tangible ideas.

Exploration Tracks

  • Discovery: How might one’s journey to finding the best destinations could be improved?
  • Plan and Book: How might one’s journey of planning and booking airlines tickets, hotels or a place to stay could be improved?
  • At the airport: How might one’s journey through airport security, boarding, shopping, connecting flights and dealing with disruptions be improved?
  • Arriving at a destination: How might one’s journey arriving at a new airport and city, going through immigration and finding a ride to their place of stay be improved?
  • Experiencing the city: How might one’s journey to exploring a city, finding the points of interest, getting around, finding places to eat could be improved?
  • Experiencing Dubai: How might one’s journey visiting the UAE could be improved?
  • Sharing and empowering others: How might one’s experience can be shared and reach others to empower and make travel easier?
  • Payments and Commerce: How might one’s experience shopping, negotiating prices and dealing with payments made easier?

Event Details and Registration:

Date:  24th – September / 2019
Time:  7:30 PM – 11:00 PM
Location: Reaktor Dubai, DIC Building @2, Room 128
Spots Available: 30 spots (to be confirmed)
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Monthly Meetup April (1 year anniversary)

About this session:

It’s our 1st Anniversary!

Our first year in Dubai has been a crazy and wild ride, full of good moments and great people coming together. We had over 600 people joining our community, we hosted 10 events and had over 16 speakers coming by to share their experience.

We could not have done any of that without your support and because of that, we’d like to invite you to celebrate our anniversary together.

We’ll have Andrea Antonini, stopping by for a one of kind session. He is the Global User Experience Design Lead of the Honeywell Airports Business.

“Design-driven innovation – Creating desirable experiences through goal-oriented design”.

See you there!


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  4th – April / 2019 from 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: in5 tech – Knowledge Village
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Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Monthly Meetup November

About this session:

Our monthly meetups are casual opportunities for people to get together, network and discuss some burning themes around design (the market, the region or anything that pops up). These events happen on the first Wednesday of every month and we might have special guests dropping by with small presentations.


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  7th – November / 2018 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Location:  Asia Asia, Pier 7 – Dubai Marina / Dubai
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Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Building a killer product strategy that set yourself apart

About this session

A lot of the times digital projects hit brickwalls or fail to deliver on the expected results simply because the strategy wasn’t the right one. In this workshop we’ll try to cover some basics that will help you build the foundation of successful projects.

Who is this for:

Strategists, Managers, Designers

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Improve the chances of success
  • Align the team
  • Finding what really matters

What we’ll cover:

  • Selecting the right KPIs
  • From MVP to Minimum Desirable Product
  • Understanding market fit
  • Value proposition
  • Pivoting

 


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  20 – March / 2019
Location: (To be confirmed)
Spots available: (10-20 to be confirmed)
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Attendance Disclaimer:

We have limited spots for this sessions (10-20) and the following rules will apply:

  • Total amount of spots will be defined after the venue is selected.
  • Registering to the event does not guarantee a spot, you’ll be notified before the event
  • The spots will be given as first come first serve basis
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent approximately 10 days prior to the session, failing to confirm within 48 hours will lead to forfeit of the spot and the spot will be given to a person on the waiting list
  • Failing to show up to the session after confirmation will automatically put you on waiting list for any future event
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact us at ixdadubai@gmail.com

Design leadership open talk. The challenges and learnings from building teams.

About this session

There is a growing interest from designers and other professionals in moving into a user experience role.  This is a growing field that has received a lot of attention from different companies as usability, research and interaction design becomes more and more needed capabilities across teams.

Panel of Speakers

  • Åsa Andersson: Director of User Experience and Creative Director @ DU
  • Ryan Dunlap: Head of Customer Engagement @ Etihad
  • Diego Homem: Director of Experience Design. @ Revonic
  • Mark Carson: Co-Founder and Director @ Discovered

Who is this for:

Anyone interested in a career move or building design teams

Benefits of attending this session:

  • Get a better understanding of user experience practices;
  • Understand the different roles and areas of expertise;
  • Get insights into how exciting this move can be for you and how to make it happen.

What we will cover:

  • Roles and areas of expertise;
  • Career path and progression;
  • Present the roadmap to your first UX job.

 


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  24th – October / 2018
Location: Dubai Future Acceletors Auditorium at Emirates Towers
Spots available: (˜100)
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Attendance Disclaimer:

We have limited spots for this session (10-20), and the following rules will apply:

  • The total amount of spots will be defined after the venue is selected.
  • Registering to the event does not guarantee a spot, you’ll be notified before the event
  •  Spots will be given as first come first serve basis
  • A confirmation e-mail will be sent approximately 10 days before the session, failing to confirm within 48 hours will lead to forfeit of the spot, and the spot will be given to a person on the waiting list
  • Failing to show up to the session after confirmation will automatically put you on a waiting list for any future event
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact us at ixdadubai@gmail.com

IxDA launch event in Dubai

Event Details

 


Speakers

 

 

Timo Ilola

Head of Brand & Digital Design at Starship Technologies

Topic

How to differentiate and stand out in a world of global trends.

About Timo

A creative professional delivering breakthrough solutions across diverse mediums spanning both digital and physical. Over 15 years of professional experience in the field of design at award-winning design studios. Extensive experience in branding, communication and design solutions for design and lifestyle brands, and cultural and public institutions.

 

 


 

 

Konsta Hansson

CEO at Reaktor Aero

Topic

Service Design as tool to define the future aviation. A holistic approach to the passenger journey.

About Konsta

Konsta has 20 years experience in software engineering and business strategy. As head of Reaktor’s Aero business unit, Konsta creates digital strategy and services that improve efficiency and customer experience in the airline industry. Reaktor Aero work with leading international airlines, helping them adopt agile development practices to stay competitive in an increasingly digital world.

 

 


 

 

Pedro Custodio

Senior Manager / User Experience Design at Etisalat

Topic

Building design studios in-house for a major Telcos, how to bring Design in house to speed innovation.

About Pedro

Pedro is passionate about designing unique and meaningful products and services with carefully curating user experiences; Help companies take their products and services to the next level by focusing and delivering their best experience.

 


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First Monthly Meetup

About this session:

Our monthly meetups are casual opportunities for people to get together, network and discuss some burning themes around design (the market, the region or anything that pops up). These events happen the first Wednesday of every month, and we might have special guests dropping by with small presentations.

 


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  5th – September / 2018
Location: Cargo @ Pier7
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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World Interaction Design Day (IXDD)

Event Details and Registration:

  • Date: 25th – September / 2018
  • Time: 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Location:  in5 Innovation Center
  • This Session is Free of Charge

Event Agenda

  • 6:00 pm – Registration and Networking
  • 7:00 pm – Natáni Van Dyk
  • 7:30 pm – Dr. Sayd Farook
  • 8:00 pm – Randah Taher
  • 8:30 pm – Q&A with speakers
  • 9:00 pm – After Party @ Garden on 8, Media One Hotel  – Dubai Marina

We have limited seating, and they are distributed on a first come first serve basis.  Make sure to register as we already have over 100 people confirmed.Register at Eventbrite


About this session:

World Interaction Design Day is where we come together as a united global community to show how interaction design improves the human condition.

We aim to have a positive, long-lasting impact by facilitating activities that support dialogue and outcomes.

This year’s theme: “Diversity and Inclusion in Design”


Our Speakers

 

 

 

Dr. Sayd Farook

Advisor @ The Executive Office of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, VP & PM of the UAE & Ruler of Dubai

Topic

Designing for Opportunity.

About Dr. Sayd

Dr. Sayd Farook is Advisor to the Director General of the Executive Office of Dubai. In his capacity as Advisor, he is one of the key facilitators of a number of strategic initiatives. Besides his executive role, he is currently the Vice Chairperson of the Board of Trustees for the Responsible Finance and Investment (RFI) Foundation, Chairman of Finocracy and member of the Board of Goodforce Labs – an SDG plus focused social impact incubator based in Dubai.

 


 

 

Randah Taher

Founder, Idea Culturist, & Master Facilitator @ Sajory

Topic

Embracing chaos in the creative process. Cultivating the diversity and the seasonal alternation of the rain forest.

About Randah

Randah Taher is a master design and innovation facilitator with a playful sandbox. In it, there are toys that design; cultures of innovation, creative problem-solving process, biomimicry, service & design thinking, games and creativity tools. Sometimes she shares her toys in the monthly at-work creativity package “IMAGINESS.”

 


 

 

Natáni Van Dyk

Senior Service and Interaction Designer @ Fjord

Topic

How diversity and inclusion makes us more creative

About Natáni

Natáni is driven to find innovative ways to solve complex problems using user-centric design methods. Her passion is designing products and services that delight users and make their lives better, easier or more beautiful.

 


For more information: https://interactiondesignday.org/

 

Credits

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Monthly Meetup October

About this session:

Our monthly meetups are casual opportunities for people to get together, network and discuss some burning themes around design (the market, the region or anything that pops up). These events happen on the first Wednesday of every month, and we might have special guests dropping by with small presentations.



Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  3rd – October / 2018 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Location: Q43 Restaurant, Bar & Lounge – Media One – Dubai Marina 
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Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise.

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IxDA Dubai End of the Year Party: 5th December, Garden 8

Hello!!!

Come celebrate with us in an amazing night of knowledge and fun. We are going to have 1 hour packed with six back to back PechKucha presentations.

PechaKucha 20×20 is a simple presentation format where the presenter shows 20 images, each for 20 seconds as he/she talks along. The presentations lasts 6-7 minutes – https://www.pechakucha.org/

 

 


Meet the Speakers:

7:03pm
“Walking the Walk – Doing what we preach”
Diego Homem, Director of Experience Design at Revonic

7:10pm
“Design as Art”
Marie Succar, Design Director at Landor

7:20pm
“Designing perception”
Cassian Opara, Group Design Driector at Fjord

7:30pm
“Making space for happiness”
Laura Soto (design systems Lead at Emirates NBD)
Adrián Monroy (UX Specialist at Emirates Airlines)

7:40pm
“Pitching ideas”
Matheus Neves, Director of Experience Design at Reaktor

7:50pm
“Workshopping: The good, the bad and the ugly”
Maha Ashour, Innovation & Design Specialist at RTA


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  5th – December / 2018
Location: (To be confirmed)
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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