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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Sponsors:

Nailing User Interviews

About this session

User Interviews are not only one of the cornerstone of user-centered design, but also one of the easiest techniques to mess it up. In this workshop, we will share some stories from past projects, and hopefully get you feeling confident to perform this activity in small and large-scale research projects.

Who is this for:

Designers, Product Managers, Product Owners, Strategists.

Benefits of doing it:

  • Learning to frame the problems through user vision;
  • Help to build empathy across the project and stakeholders;
  • Remove bias from the team involved.

What we will cover:

  • Real world examples;
  • Writing screeners and what are they for;
  • How to recruit users;
  • Writing your testing plan;
  • How to prepare for the interviews;
  • How to perform Interviews;
  • Do’s and Don’ts;
  • Tips and tricks to consolidate insights.

 


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  16th – January / 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 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
  • 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 a waiting list for any future event
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact us at ixdadubai@gmail.com

Monthly Meetup February

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:  6th – February / 2019
Location: (To be confirmed)
Session Fee: All events are free of charge unless stated otherwise

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Getting from idea to live product in 90 days

About this session

Getting from an idea to a live product in 90 days is an incredibly challenging feat, especially inside big organizations. In this session, we will cover the 5 most important aspects that can allow this to happen with a quick guide on how to keep the work in check.

Who is this for:

Product Managers, Product Owners, Designers, Developers.

Benefits of doing it:

  • Learn the basics of getting a product live;
  • Get a better understand of agile practices.

What we’ll cover:

  • Team dynamics and the role of the multidisciplinary team;
  • Prioritization and stakeholder management;
  • Building a shared vision.
  • How to validate ideas with empirical data.

 


Event Details and Registration:

Date & Time:  19 – February / 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 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
  • 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 a waiting list for any future event
  • If you have any questions feel free to contact us at ixdadubai@gmail.com

Monthly Meetup March

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:  6th – March / 2019
Location: (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:

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:  4th – April / 2019
Location: (To be confirmed)
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

Register at Eventbrite

 


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

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

Burj Khalifa icon by parkjisun from the Noun Project

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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