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Fireside Chat: Toast to the Art in Artificial Intelligence

Will artificial intelligence replace us? Or will we finally have time for what makes us human, thanks to intelligent machines? We want to ask these and other questions about artificial intelligence during our fireside chat on the 27th of September.

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The meaningfulness of visualization

One ear in, out on the other: Why do our eyes sometimes understand more than our ears?

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Deep Work. What the working world can learn from designers.

'Nothing good has ever been written in a large room,' said award-winning historian David McCullough, who used to work in a shed on Martha's Vineyard. May be, but it is possible to innovate and design in large rooms excellently and also awarded. So what do designers do better than others in terms of deep work?

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Smart offices

The Internet of Things (IoT) comes to our offices. Every month it sneaks closer into and establishes further in our workplace. On the good side, it connects us worldwide and transforms not just the technological landscape but also how we work. On the bad side, it can turn our company into a dreaded panopticum.

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Under observation

Is it the summer break or me that currently the social media feeds show one curiosity after another and trend and counter trends emerge particularly clearly?

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3 questions to Thomas Abrell

Dr. Thomas Abrell was one of our speakers at the Service Design Day on June 1st. Afterwards he kindly answered our ‚3 questions to...’ about Smart Mobility, AI and digital transformation in general.

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9 lessons learned - User Research & Service Design

Successful design processes start with meaningful user research. But how do you anchor the results and knowledge in the entire team?

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3 questions Roman Schöneboom

Roman Schöneboom was one of our speakers at the Service Design Day on June 1st. Afterwards he kindly answered our ‚3 questions to...’

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Service Design Implementation

What happens at the end of your Design Process? “Iteration!”, you might call out.

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Recap: SERVICE DESIGN THINKING & DOING

On June 1st, we celebrated Service Design Day* in cooperation with ServiceDesignNetwork and support from the SDN German Chapter!

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Recap “Innovation Drivers”

Recap: Event NYC, 18/05/17 “Innovation Drivers – An idea requires momentum in order to move”.

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The evolving role of Service Design

Last month I visited Helsinki to attend a wonderfully organized event on “The evolving role of Service Design” with professionals from different backgrounds.

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Guided Cooking Test

The Guided Cooking Test with Ronny Loll aka Battle of the food processor (Thermomix vs. Monsieur CuisineConnect) was the final assessment of user experience and design after 18 months of development and intensive cooperation between Hoyer and INDEED.

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Service Design Thinking & Doing

On June 1st, we celebrate Service Design Day*! Worldwide service design enthusiast and explorer spread the word that creating meaningful services will boost your business in the digital age.

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My only friend, the end

In our ever-competitive world, we routinely hear that good is no longer enough.

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We fall in love, then we meet.

How Tech is changing us. And how we change Tech.

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Innovation Drivers – An idea requires momentum in order to move

Join us for an evening about the future of innovation driven by design and the right mindset in New York City: May 17th, 2018 from 6-10 pm at SAP Next-Gen 10 Hudson Yards.

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HYPER-REALISM & SYNTHESISED HUMAN

Long ago, I was mesmerised by a collection of art pieces. They looked so realistic that I wondered what the point is of copying the real objects in such fidelity.

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AI as Enabler (II)

Why we should invest in AI and smart devices, or at least think about it ... before we are old and frail.

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AI as Enabler (I)

"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped" Isaiah 35: 5

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Perspectives from SXSW: 5 Behavioral Economics Concepts

(warning: this may also help you live a better life)

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Just a Little Patience

Our new colleague Jessie contemplates patience and the lack of it nowadays…

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SXSW

We're headed to SXSW in Austin from March 9-18 to discover the future of technology, culture and society. Meet us there to reflect together on a week of inspiration.

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Gadget Friday

Here's how I pimped my felt mat to energize my water and of course my phone.

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Designing a circular human's life

How our company culture increased our growth.

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Innovation makes humans better people

"Design is deeply understanding people. Innovation is anticipating their needs." (Mauro Porcini)

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Social Credits instead of money?

We usually refer to money to evaluate our wealth and so to measure how rich or poor we are. But is that the philosopher's stone?

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ces2018

From January 9-12, 2018 Las Vegas becomes once again the “THE GLOBAL STAGE FOR INNOVATION”. Meet us at the hotspot of tech.

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Computational Design

Today, I would like to introduce a term called “Computational Design” and its relevant research: Computational design is the application of computational strategies to the design process.

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We are moving

We're always in motion, but this time it has even more momentum: we're moving to a new office location at the end of the year.

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Human Beings in the world of VR, AI and IoT

Visits to Visom and World Usability Day - Recently I have had the pleasure of giving speeches at two interesting events: Viscom in Düsseldorf on the subject of ‚We Connect’ relating to innovation, inspiration and information; and World Usability Day in Hamburg on the topic of ‚Inclusion through User Experience’.

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Recap: AI for good

Sometimes it only takes 90 minutes to make the world a little better.

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Where does inspiration come from?

A letter to my network – originally published on LinkedIn. Just stop for a minute, inhale, exhale. When was the last time you asked yourself: where does my personal and business inspiration come from?

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Putting back the ART in AI

Let’s talk about art and artificial intelligence, about great ideas and their implementation, about setbacks, new foundations and the essence of an experience - or simply: our project for the House of Beautiful Business in early November in Lisbon.

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AI for good

17 Sustainable Development Goals have to be achieved by 2030. While the smartest brains on this planet contribute to the agenda, we like to source the wisdom of the crowd at this year’s House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon.

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"BE A REBEL"

The advice of David Gram, who enthused the audience of this year’s Design Research & Design Strategy Conference with his Lego Best Case, was not the only one which inspired the participants.

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"If software is eating the world, we might as well have a glass of wine with it."

Join us at the House of Beautiful Business in Lisbon before and during Web Summit. It’s a pop-up community for meaningful conversations about technology and humanity. The House will serve as salon, stage, and sandbox for people who are keen on rehumanizing business in a playful and intimate setting.

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The Future of Retail

Last Thursday another of our popular Business Talks took place - finally again. This time we tried out something new and so the event did not take place as usual, in the evening at the Brahmskontor, but as a breakfast session in the Blue Room in Hamburg’s Kontorhausviertel.

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Innovating where lives are at stake

Recently, I was invited to visit the Deutsche Flugsicherung (DFS; German Air Traffic Control), to exchange thoughts on future business scenarios, the rise of drones, and innovation for the year 2040 and beyond.

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OKEY is back

OKEY is back? Well, not exactly, but almost - see it yourself:

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WE HAVE CREATED THE BEAST

While working for Titan, the global leader in the Airless Spray Technology market, we delivered a powerhouse solution, and one that is particularly high-end for this industry - the POWRBEAST!

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THE EDGE OF INNOVATION

The IFA, one of the worlds most established industrial exhibitions, describes innovation as as a key part of their DNA – and one of their driving interests this year.

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DRDS #4: OUTTHINK INNOVATION – LAST CHANCE FOR TICKETS

On September 28, 2017 we will be hosting the Design Research & Design Strategy Conference for the fourth time already.

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DON’T PREDICT THE FUTURE – ENVISION IT

On July 5th oder 6th our CEO Karel J. Golta will hold a keynote at the ‚Future of Transportation World Conference 2017’ in Cologne

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AI for Good: my key takeaways

For those who don’t like to read lengthy articles, here comes the two most important insights upfront: don’t worry, Sci-Fi scenarios like “Chappie” or “Her” are 20 to 100 years away and yes, governments and NGO’s are fully aware of the development and are working on guidelines and laws to manage the future of AI.

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We are nominated

Our work on VION has been nominated for the UX Design Award! Only a limited number of products have made it to the current round.

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By creatives, for creatives

Together with our client WAGNER we have been implementing innumerable projects in the last years. Heat guns, spray guns, airless spray systems, for consumers as well as for professionals.

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Member of the Board of Life Sciene Nord

For several years, Indeed has been a member of the Life Science Nord cluster. This union of about 500 companies and research institutes is one of the most-established life science networks of in Europe.

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THE FUTURE OF AUDIO

Do you want each of your headphones wireless? Want to enjoy your music without bothering your neighbors? Want to watch TV but your family doesn’t? Sennheiser has arrived in the audio future, and we paved their way!

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USER EXPERIENCE SQUARED

Actually, any more explanation is unnecessary when a product like the nipple for a baby bottle is named ‚nature sense‘.

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AWARD-WINNING ERGONOMIC

In addition to looking for user experience when developing a new product, the result isn't just added value for the consumer, but at the same time a prestigious award for us and our customer Wagner.

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OUTTHINK INNOVATION – AUF DER DRDS CONFERENCE #4

Outthink Innovation – Create a better Tomorrow: that’s what it’s all about at this year's Design Research & Design Strategy Conference!

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THE HOUSE OF BEAUTIFUL BUSINESS

In the middle of all the excitement of the Mobile World Congress, the world’s largest fair for mobile communications industries, there was a space where people mostly talked about the main purpose for technology:

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HUMAN-FIRST IN INNOVATION

There has been tremendous change in the world since we first got started with INDEED – and we have changed, as well. Especially in a company like ours, progress happens organically – after all, we not only represent innovation, we live it. Naturally!

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We have founded a subsidiary: TOI – Tools of Innovators

Indeed is highly qualified and successful in developing innovative products and services. However, several of our clients wished to optimize their own innovation capabilities.

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EPDA: We took Bronze, Silver and Gold!

The first European Product Design Awards took place in Brussels last Thursday, and brought us a number of prizes: we were awarded for our innovative work for Linde, Vion and Implen.

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A Packaging Experience for the online market

Between the 5th and 6th of April, 'Packaging Innovation’ will take in place in Berlin, and we will be taking part by hosting a service design workshop.

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BAD DESIGN // GOOD DESIGN

Until April 22nd, “designxport” presents a different kind of exhibition: “BAD DESIGN // GOOD DESIGN,” contrasts an interesting range of products, spanning the senseless, superfluous and inoperable, to the user friendly, sustainable and successful.

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The House of Beautiful Business

From February 28 to March 1 we will co-host a really outstanding gathering in Barcelona: Along with Tim Leberecht (author of ‘The Business Romantic’) and a few more partners-in-crime, we are co-producing The House of Beautiful Business.

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The House of Beautiful Business, Barcelona

During Mobile World Congress from February 28 to March 1 we will co-host a really outstanding gathering in Barcelona: Entrada Salón Gremial Casa de la Seda Barcelona.

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Education & Training

Education and any sort of training has always been one of the main pillars for personal growth and development. It also drives companies and entire economies forward, and makes them fit to reach the next levels of socio-cultural development.

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Zukunftssymposium

What an ordinary conference can turn into...

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Hello from NYC: Skyscrapers

Patric is sending ‘a postcard’ from INDEED’s NYC office. His favourite topic at the moment: New York’s architecture!

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3 Questions to… FBI

In the current part of our series “3 questions to” we even get the answers from two experts. Mark Safarik was a criminal profiler with the FBI. Now he works as a writer, but also as an expert and consultant for agencies, universities, and also TV productions.

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German Status Quo on Digital Packaging

As every year, the German Packaging Institute invited for their big congress in Berlin through March 3rd. and 4th. This years subject was “Digital Business” and I felt quite honored to have been asked for a speech on digital transformation and the future of digitally empowered packaging.

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3 Questions to… Johnson Li, Lenovo

Johnson LiDesign creates business. This statement hardly comes as a surprise– especially with regard to the PC, tablet and smartphone market. Johnson Li, Executive Design Director at Lenovo, gives us a deeper insight.

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Innovation Community: Local Motors

Learn more about Local Motors in Europe, Wolfgang Bern and dmi:NightOut

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Innovation at Airbus

Innovation at Airbus: The business in focus

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Experts for Innovation: Airbus meets…

From innovation potentials to innovation success:

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The Value of Design

Are we all blinded by the light?

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The Design Value Triangulation

Contemporary design initiates growth and drives transformation like no other discipline currently does! In other words, design is the innovative engine of the 21st century!

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OKEY – Kickstarter project for runners

We recently announced it already, now it is finally time: INDEED goes Kickstarter and we very much need you there!

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Headphone Innovation: The Sound Drop

Since 1910 we can enjoy intimate sound experience with headphones. Still today, they are considered as one of the greatest inventions in technical history.

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CUSTOMISATION BEYOND DEATH

Have you planned your funeral already?