The speaker-lineup is one side of the story at Dokutech. Workshops are another exciting part of it:
Elina Zheleva founder, DesignThinking.Bg is leading one such workshop with called “Drink Design Workshop”. The workshop is expected to be focused on how to put basic design principles into usage including empathy, vision, creativity and balance through the process of designing a drink.
Although the innovative in the definition might evoke thoughts of high-tech solutions, design thinking is really going back to the basics- talking to people, for starters, a practice that should never be overlooked in business planning. If you are developing something for a client or a customer, first you have to walk a mile in their shoes and look through their eyes.
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” that’s the approach expected from Elina.
Bes Bujupi – THINK SMART. BE CREATIVE. DESIGN WITH PASSION. HAVE FUN. That’s the topic on which the audience at Dokutech is expected to greet Bes Bujupi, Senior Art Director at AKQA based in London, which is known for clients like Jordan, Verizon, Nike and much more. Bes had the chance to work directly with many amazing clients including the likes of Lexus, Nissan or Infiniti, and he’s ready to share his experiences with the participants on his workshop, where he’s expected to emphasize how watches no longer just tell the time, how gadgets are in different shapes and screen sizes, and how designers are struggling to ensure innovation and meaningful experiences.
Andrej Petrovski – Cyber Forensic Specialist, SHARE Foundation is among the workshop leaders with an engaging workshop on INVISIBLE INFRASTRUCTURES: MAPPING THE INTERNET.
He is expected to engage with the audience on how the internet in its essence is just an enormous network consisting of cables, routers, servers and, in recent years, other peripherals that somehow know how to talk to each other. “Getting to know the invisible can be challenging, but it’s a challenge worth accepting because it opens new unexplored horizons.”
Workshops start early at 17:00 on both event days 8-9 August, so make sure to be there and a bit ahead of time to get a nice seat and do something useful during the weekend.