Sixth Sense Design: Blink + Logic


THROWING DOWN A CHALLENGE

In our profession, speed is of the essence: time-to-market can be directly translated to revenue, market share and brand relevance. Typical product/experience development cycles can last anywhere between 6-12+ months, and require thousands of hours of work by dozens of people. How can we achieve comparable results with a fraction of that investment? This session is as much a workshop as it is an experiment. We will challenge ourselves to craft the fundamentals of a world-class product/experience in a matter of just 4 hours.
As Creative Pros you have collected insights and developed instincts that can be used effectively—IF TRUSTED AND APPLIED. Our quest will be to redesign a common object used by almost every Creative Pro every day. Working together, we will collaborate to define our user target, capture the brand and promise our product/experience is intended to deliver, craft a compelling story to guide and test our ideation, and design the fundamentals of our offering. We will learn and apply logical opportunity and decision-making frameworks to rigorously narrow down options and make blink conclusions that draw upon our instinct.
This workshop is for Creative Pros who work with and lead teams to develop products and user experiences, as well as independent consultants who need to guide their client through the maze of product/experience development.
DONT GET PAID BY THE HOUR. GET PAID FOR THE VALUE YOU BRING TO YOUR WORK…
Kai is currently a Global Product Management Consultant at Wacom Americas, but has also held Creative Director roles in Ziba Design and INDUSTRY. He brings a rather unique combination of strategic and business context, with a creative design vision, and technical expertise. Kai has led a number of successful design teams, including those responsible for the new Wacom Cintiq 24HD Touch, Intuous 4 and Wacom’s consumer-friendly, award winning Bamboo digitizing tablet product lines. As the Creative Director at Ziba he was undertaking leading roles in innovation and product design programs for more than 40 different clients, including discovery and development of all the new media delivery platforms for SiriusXM Satellite Radio, defining new unified messaging experiences for AT&T, and development of low-cost water filtration system for HaloSource (aimed at more than 2 billion customers on a global scale, in developing countries).

Product Design