Thomas Kueber is obsessed with humanizing technology ever since he has got his hands on his first C64 during the 1980s. Having started his career within HCI research at Fraunhofer institute over 10 years ago, He has worked his way up and down the design industry in Europe, Asia and the United States. Today he lives and works in Berlin, leading Designit’s digital domain in Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
During daylight he focuses on helping large-scale organizations embedding successful design strategies that enable not only economic growth but generate genuine value for real people. When the office lights go out he is co-leading Berlin‘s interaction design community IxDA Berlin, occasionally crafts cocktails for my Indian supper club or simply enjoys a dark-brew coffee and bass-heavy music in my tiny backyard-garden.
This talk is a reflection and an analysis of Thomas last three years working in India, Europe and the Americas as well as co-leading IxDA’s Interaction Design Awards, studying hundreds of design projects and engaging with an incredible divers set of protagonists of our profession.
He will share his experiences and conclusions about what it takes to engage in hard tasks, to design for the billions, for life-critical systems and with a pace that sometimes can be overwhelming.