What you need to know today to create successful solutions for tomorrow.
Today’s VUCA (volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) world challenges us even more every day. New technologies enter our lives steadily and we have got caught up in a short-term and technologically determined thinking. It is time to focus on us humans again, our society, our planet and the impact our decisions and products make.
There is a species of people out there that is used to operating in the unknown: Designers. They constantly apply analysis and intelligence to make sense of the world, and spot opportunities and threats as they arise, while reducing risk and finding new unexplored paths. Designers are problem solvers, facilitators, and innovators. But how can we all apply Design to think more long-term and human-centered, how can we adapt the Design Thinking process to today’s challenges and what are the most important skills today’s leaders can learn from Designers?
In her talk Lab Agent Chris Weier wants to inspire you and share her insights, tools and methods with the aim to change your way of thinking and tackling your most important challenges.
- You will understand why we need to re-think how we develop digital products.
- You will gain a deeper understanding about how to adopt new ways to use design to create a greater value for the long-term.
- You will learn new methods and strategies for responsible innovation and be able to try them out right on the spot.
Since the dot-com era, Chris’ passion has always been to create enjoyable and meaningful digital products and services. Starting her career as a self-taught Developer, she soon realized she was striving to create great digital experiences as a UX and later also UI Designer. She wanted to have a job where no day is like the other, constantly learning and being challenged. That’s why she founded her first digital agency in 2007 and her first startup in 2008.