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?

15 renowned speaker from business, society and academia participate in the discourse: E.g. Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Nida-Ruemelin (Philosopher, former State Minister for Culture and Media) evaluates values in the upcoming robotic age; Juergen Schmidhuber (Scientific Director – Swiss AI Lab IDSIA, Professor of Artificial Intelligence) demonstrates current research in artificial intelligence and creativity; Markus Hohl (Design Associate – Design Council UK, Design for Europe) shows potentials of the digital transformation and shows innovative examples from the UK and Dr. Bernhard Krusche (Co-Founder – Ignore Gravity) looks into the necessary requirements in organisations to foster innovation. Additionally some of the most innovative agencies provide insights into their design practice.


When: Monday, Feb. 22nd, 2016, 10:00 – 19:00
Where: Oskar von Miller Forum, Oskar-von-Miller-Ring 25, 80333 Munich


Additionally, a free Design Thinking workshop will allow participants to explore design-driven innovation methods. Number of seats are limited, please register early (from 9:30) at the registration desk at the event location. Please come early to avoid disappointments.


To attend the free one-day symposium please register here:


Download the full program incl. agenda for the symposium and full speaker kist incl. short bios:


Please note: Your registration for the symposium doesn’t guarantee a seat. Please register early to avoid disappointment, starting from 9:30. Some of the presentations at the symposium will be held in German.

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