IxDA launch event in Dubai

Event Details





Timo Ilola

Head of Brand & Digital Design at Starship Technologies


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


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


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.






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


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


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


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/



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