‘How might we excite people from different labels so that they actually come together’

Two Thousand and Seventeen marks a potential turning point regarding politics in Germany, Europe and beyond. With elections being held in France, the Netherlands, Germany and USA, the future of many countries are in the hands of their nation. Empathetic by profession, caring by nature, as designers we tend to want to help out wherever possible. #Designagainstpopulism is no different. …


How can working with a close friend impact a project: discussing the social side of projects we tend to not write about

A snippet of our time together on our project

Context

Earlier this year, I was assigned a project to redesign one of our in-house clients’ online services — let’s call it Project Unicorn. It was decent sized project, and low and behold, my partner for the project was my best friend during work hours. Not just similar thinkers, but both passionate foodies, we have been in the same department for a fifth of a century (centuries are much longer than years), but this was our first project together. …


A couple of weeks back, I was got some news, terrible news. My design pairing relationship was moving long distance. If you aren’t aware of the fundamentals of pair designing, I touch on them in another article, here.

I’ll let you on in some background history, but for that, I will to rewind to 2015. In October 15' I met my first pair-design partner. At Volkswagen, we love pair work, and I was getting my first taste of pair work. I was given a week’s notice. At the time, 1000 thoughts flew through my head — would I like my…


#Helloworld

Last March amid a scattering of internships and co-curricular activities, I shook the hand of my long-time University Mentor Jan Buijs, as he handed me a Diploma of Science that I had signed, just moments before. This moment represented the rounding up of University life; studying late hours into the night, waking up late, and working part-time jobs for minimum wage. I was glad this was all coming to an end, and reflected on my time as a student, as I took a few family shots with my parents, alongside Buijs — it was nearly like the curly haired…


When I was told I would be designing 24/7 alongside another, I had my doubts

Walking into our office six months ago, I was welcomed by new sets of Macs being set up side by side in rows within the main open space of our upstairs landing. The upstairs of our office at the time was quite spacious with large glass windows looking out onto the Spree in the heart of Berlin. However with the addition with all of this new technology, I began to feel a little claustrophobic.

I was told that I would be working alongside another designer…


Never underestimate the connections created through Online Portfolios. A How to guide of tips when you’ve decided to take the leap

When I first decided that it was time to forever digitalise my portfolio a few years back, it was thanks to some inspirational designer friends and peers Like Rob Bye, Phil Battin and Karan Shah who motivated me to do so. Seeing their work online allowed me to view what peers were up to, and no one would ever know, or would they?

I remember trying to code that darn website night after night, and after finally creating it…


Berlin’s Global Service Jam — February 2016

Is it possible to miss the cut off for the long awaited Global Service Jam and still get in?

What do you do when you realise you’ve missed the cut off for a conference or workshop you’d love to go to. Perhaps this is only something that happens in a #junior’s career. Perhaps this is something that senior designers don’t need to think about, because they are so organised (doubtful. Once disorganised, always disorganised, right?) However my audience on Medium is a crowd of designers, and as creative people, I assume we are all as disorganised as each other. …


I’m really excited about 2016, for one reason in particular. This is my first year out of university, which means that it is time that its high time I find my own means of learning, shaping, and growing. This is where #lampsidedesign comes in. This is the the first year I have been away from some of the closest friends I have met in during my Design days at TU Delft. Over the past two years, I have met some amazing peeps, who also happen to be designers. …

Kathryn Hing

Sydney x Berlin. Formerly @Volkswagen @JoinCOUP. Now @IDAGIO Avid Knitter, Mandolin Player & Foodie. @tudelft alumni. #Digital #Strategy #Design #Product

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