April design lab

Apr 25, 2018 · Berlin, Germany

Welcome to design lab. A community of designers that get together to talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another.

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Giveaways: We will be giving away two FREE Sketch licenses in a raffle & some design lab swag on the night.


6:30 - Open for arrivals & drinks

6:40 – Welcome & Introduction

6:45 - Talk one

7:10 - Q&A

7:15 - Break

7:20 - Talk two

7:45 - Q&A

7:50 Open Mic Session*

8:00 - Snacks, social & networking

Talk One: How improvisation can fertilize your work as a designer

In many professions, the main problems we are facing in our daily job aren't technical problems or lack-of-skill kind of problems, but people problems. This is true also for the design world. In this talk, Claudia Hoppe will present one approach to such kind of problems that is not only pretty effective, but also a lot of fun: Applied improv! "Applied improv" is the serious version of skills, methods and mindsets​ taken from improvisational theatre, to make them usable for serious contexts like work or business. Claudia will share her ideas about what you can do when you are approached by some of the most common issues that UX and UI designers are facing – and you will experience yourself how it feels to get into the mindset​ of "applied improv". So: have fun!

Speaker: Claudia Hoppe

Claudia Hoppe has studied philosophy and sociology in Berlin before she started her 10-year-career as Project Manager in Customer Care in multi-national tech giant Nokia and HERE. In this role, she acted as the interface between the various teams developing the product "Maps" – e.g. UX design – and the Customer Care department. In 2009, Claudia met the biggest love of her life: Improvisational Theatre. Their relationship still lasts and even deepened, when Claudia started her own improv​ group in 2011 and began to teach impro to others in 2013. By now, she has made impro her main profession as a freelance trainer with a ​focus on the areas of social skills like teamwork and communication, e.g. in her own courses, in VHS and for companies.



Talk two: The first empathic font

The talk will be about the process and insights of the project and how we connected the dots to bring the elephant grotesk font to life using Wordpress, React and Open Source Libraries.

Speaker: Hamed Bahrami

Born in Mashad, Iran and raised in Hamburg currently based in Berlin as of 2018, working full time for Neugelb Studios, a service design studio in Kreuzberg, as senior visual designer.
Starting off as a self taught developer Hamed Bahrami studied graphic design at the design factory in Hamburg. After graduation he gave courses in web/ui design and helped relaunching the website. As part of the STRIVE COLLECTIVE Hamed had the chance to work with talented people for agencies such as BBDO and directly with clients such as Sonnen, revolutionizing the solar market.

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  • Design Lab Berlin

    This meet up is for visual, UI/UX, and interaction design enthusiasts! We are focused on creating a community of designers in Berlin where we can talk shop, share ideas and designs, and get to know one another. This event will run in tandem with our London Design Lab.  Each meetup features a chance to network and hear from a speaker in the local design community.  We are always looking for speakers, so if you have an interesting project, exploration, or topic to discuss please get in touch! We are open to

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