A Report from the Frontiers

A short summary of Doberman’s Frontiers — A Design & Innovation Conference.

People from near and far, inspiring speakers, donut walls, ice cream, popcorn, the list could go on forever. Doberman’s Frontiers — A Design & Innovation Conference filled Münchenbryggeriet with people eager to know what’s up with design — and where it’s heading.

The Conductor

The conference was packed with 13 speakers, three performances, a screening of Doberman’s film the Frontiers of Design, and lot’s of happenings in between — all in just one day. Doberman’s CEO Lisa Lindström opened and facilitated the whole escapade, interviewing each speaker and directing the show like a conductor leads an orchestra. And wow, was this orchestra on point.

The Acts

The conference was split into three acts, the Changemakers, the Masterminds, and the Explorers. Each act made up of speakers taking on varied topics within each theme.

Act 1: Changemakers

An eye-opening mix of changemakers that gave us their view on social design.

Shauna1Shauna Carey, Managing Director of IDEO.org. Haiyan2Haiyan Zhang, Innovation Director at Microsoft Research. Yolanda2Yolanda Domínguez, Visual Artist and Activist. Xeno1Swar Raisinghani & Nikhita Ghugari, Xeno Co-lab. ChristianBenimana2Christian Benimana, Architect at MASS Design Group and African Design Centre.

Act 2: Masterminds

Our masterminds talked about the challenges and complexity in designing truly genuine products and services, and how to adress them.

MattJonesMatt Jones, Principal Designer at Google AI. JenCotton1Jen Cotton, Lead UX Designer at Amazon. StefanYtterborn1Stefan Ytterborn, CEO and founder of CAKE. Teenage1Teenage Engineering.

Act 3: Explorers

Speakers that talked about the prerequisites of Innovation. Testing and Exploring. EmilieEmilie Baltz, Food Technologist. AgiHaines1Agi Haines, Speculative Designer DanGoodsDan Goods, Visual Strategist at NASA.

For more info on the speakers, check out the Frontiers Conference site.

All in all, we left the conference mind-blown and full of inspiration. The speakers were the best speakers anyone could wish for. We felt all the hard work we put into making this conference an event to remember really paid off. Based on reactions on social media — a lot of our attendees felt the same way. Mission Accomplished.

A big thank you to all of you who attended Frontiers — a Design & Innovation Conference, and especially all the speakers that made this day an unforgettable and incredible experience.

If you missed any of the speakers or couldn’t attend the conference — fear not. The whole event was filmed and will be released for everyone’s viewing pleasure in due time. Keep an eye on Doberman’s social channels for more info.

We’d like to thank all our partners and supporting partners, without them there wouldn’t have been a conference in the first place. Thank you!

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