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DMI Design Leadership Conference Boston, MA

dmi: Design Leadership Conference Boston, MA (DLC16)

Just came back from another excellent DMI conference, this time the DMI Design Leadership conference in Boston, MA. The distinguished keynote speaker was Vijay Govindarajan, Coxe Distinguished Professor, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business, Marvin Bower Fellow, Harvard Business School.

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DMI Design Management Conference Amsterdam 2016

dmi: Design Management Conference Europe, Amsterdam, 2016

I attended the the DMI Design Management Conference in Amsterdam, 23-25 May 2016. The theme was “Inside Out / Outside In” and focused on the ways in which the internal workings of an organization expresses itself through products and services, as well as how external influences can impact an organization internally. There was an impressive line-up of international speakers from various industries.

 

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Designing Digital Futures - Symposium by Oliver Szasz

Designing Digital Futures – One-day Symposium for digitial transformation and design

I am currently organizing a one-day symposium about digital transformation and design with the title: Designing Digital Futures. The free Macromedia University event is going to take place at oskar von Miller Forum in Munich, Mon. 22nd of February 2016. I invite all participants to immerse thoroughly in the topic of digital transformation and humanity: What effect has the digital transformation on our society? Is humanity really at stake as many fear, or does an upcoming “Big Data and Robotic Age” rather offer a stimulus to evaluate human qualities and to scrutinize what it means to be human in the 21st century?

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Design Management and Design Thinking Oliver Szasz

Design Management and Design Thinking

Design Management has become a central focus in today’s organizations, because incorporating effective innovation processes in order to be able to create successful new products and services, as well as better productivity and performance has increased the likelihood of a business succeeding in a global and highly competitive environment. Design-driven innovation processes are based on a profound understanding of customers’ or users’ needs, wants and aspirations – found in the human-centred Design Thinking methodology. This approach can not only support the development of successful new products and services, but supports empowerment of employees to think innovatively through all levels in an organisation, drive inspirational leadership and support change in an age of digital transformation and complex problems.

Full presentation on YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztjCHz-r1ZY

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European Growth by Design Summit Brussels 2015 Oliver Szasz

European Growth by Design 2015 in Brussels

I will be on the European Growth by Design summit in Brussels all day May 7, 2015. I am very much looking forward to it, because it will provide an opportunity to discuss how design can boost innovation and create economic growth across Europe. Have a look: http://designforeurope.eu/events/european-growth-design. Photo: Design for Europe

Design Thinking for Public Good symposium 2015 Oliver Szasz

Launch of Design Thinking for Public Good Symposium Event Video

A short video has been recently published on YouTube about the Design Thinking for Public Good 2015 symposium, I organized back in Feb. 2015 at Macromedia University. I am still proud of this event, which allowed me to invite various renowned organizations and speakers from UK, Denmark, France and USA. It captures the knowledge exchange atmosphere beautifully and provides an impression about the event. many thanks again for the support of NESTA UK, MindLab Denmark, La 27e Région, France, Hyve Innovation, Munich and Richard Buchanan from Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University, USA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z_ArEvLr9Ls

Oliver Szasz Keynote design Thinking BLM 2015

Keynote on Design Thinking at Media.Innovations Day 2015

I was invited to hold a keynote speech on Design Thinking and innovation at Media.Innovations Day 2015 at Bavarian Regulatory Authority for Commercial Broadcasting (BLM). Check out BLM’s Media.Innovations Day 2015 website: http://medienpuls-bayern.de/events/730#medien. Photo: BLM

Re-design Design Education/Philosophic Concepts Conference – Jiangnan University, School of Design, Wuxi, China, 2014

“Re-design Design Education” conference has been held the third time in 2014 to reflect issues in education as well as practice based on the changing landscape of design research.

 

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> Designing Business Matters – Conference 2014 Wuxi

Responsible Economics, Brighter Futures, Corporate Responsibility, Ethical Finance, Mindful Work, Strategic Design, and Sustainable Economies

Designing business matters more than ever-or does it?
What are the business matters of design? How do we identify them?
What makes design matter to business? How do we go about business and design?

 

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> Designing Business Book – available from Nov. 2014

In Nov. 2014 the Designing Business book by Jurgen Faust and Sabine Junginger will be published by Berg Publishers. I have contributed a paper about the evolution from craft to design and from design to design thinking, and its implications on design education.

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