Upcoming OPEN Lectures

Steve Selzer

Wednesday, 20th Aug 2014


Steve is a Creative Director at frog — a global product strategy and design firm — based in San Francisco. He works with people and organisations to imagine and create new products, services, strategies, and social value. His passions and areas of expertise include design research, interaction design and user experience across devices, service environments, and beyond.

Steve has led engagements with a broad range of clients, from startups to Fortune 500 companies around the globe. He has a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University and frequents academia as a guest lecturer on research, design, consulting, and career development.

This is an OPEN lecture with a difference. In fact there will be no actual lecture – instead, Steve is brave enough to take on a whole hour of Q&A. So, if you plan to come along, bring your questions and he will bring his answers!

When: 5-6pm – Weds, Aug 20th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Sign-up will be made available soon

Jason Krugman

Tuesday, 5th Aug 2014


Jason Krugman Studio is a boutique design firm focused on interactive architectural LED systems and public artworks. They specialise in arranging electricity and light within 3-dimensional spaces and take advantage of many different materials and manufacturing processes to do so.

Since 2009, they have provided a wide range of custom design, fabrication and programming services to other artists, architects and event organisers, while also producing their own artwork. While they self-initiate most of their work, they welcome commissions large and small.

Jason Krugman is artist working at the intersection between Physical Computing and Fine Art. He teaches at Sarah Lawrence College and RISD and holds degrees in Economics and Interactive Media from Tufts University and NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program.

When: 5-6pm – Tuesday, August 5th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-jason-krugman-tickets-12418091847

Past OPEN Lectures


Wednesday, 30th Jul 2014


Each year more and more people are graduating from the CIID Interaction Design Programme with the desire and passion to make positive impact in the world through design.

In March 2014, CIID launched a pilot phase of a project development platform called the CIID Nest. The Nest currently hosts seven diverse and ambitious projects as the first step towards building an open platform for entrepreneurial designers.

The CIID Nest supports talented designers to take their innovative projects and ideas to the next level. Selected individuals and teams continue with the ‘learning-by-doing’ approach fostered at CIID while continuing to gain value through shared experiences, learnings and collective skills.

Come and hear about the journey of the CIID Nest startups.

More information about the CIID Nest: http://ciid.dk/nest/

When: 5-6pm – Weds, July 30th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-ciid-nest-tickets-12418107895

Christina Wodtke

Tuesday, 29th Jul 2014


The Executioner’s Tale

Ideas are cheap. Execution is everything.

Christina has spent her career attacking impossible tasks: at Yahoo, taking on the giant Google at search; at Linkedin, bringing people to participate daily at a site about resumes; at MySpace, reinventing the profile; at Zynga, building a social network for play. Some succeeded some did not. All had one thing in common: large groups of people all working toward a single goal. Lean can tell you what to build and Agile tells you how to build it–but neither tell you how to build it as a team. How do you build consensus? How do you inspire outlandish dreams? How do you create accountability in teams?

Christina will share her toolkit for clarity and commitment. She has been refining this process with the start-ups she advises and invests in, and now it’s ready to ship. You know about mission statements, but what about OKRs (objectives and Key results)? Predictive roadmaps? Do you have a cadence for celebration?

Come to this talk, and learn how to ship as a crew.

Bio: http://ciid.dk/education/visiting-faculty/faculty-2014/christina-wodtke/

When: 5-6pm – Tuesday, July 29th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

Sign up here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/open-lecture-christina-wodtke-tickets-12418121937

Sudhir Bhatia

Wednesday, 25th Jun 2014


Sudhir Bhatia is a design innovator and educator. In the past, he has been the Visiting Faculty of Interactive Design at the Indian Institute of Technology and the Pratt Institute, and the Director of Design at Symbol Technologies, now a part of Motorola Solutions. He is currently the Founder and Creative Director of bRnd Studio, a Mumbai based boutique studio and think tank committed to bringing innovation and invention to the Indian design environment by promulgating an integrative thinking process towards the development of product strategies for new and established markets.

He will present a synopsis of the history of mobile computing using a strategic planning tool designed for future casting. This exhaustive analysis delves into the object history, product life cycles, inflection points and technology trends that have been encompassed by the rise of mobile telephony, and explores their symbiotic relationship to each other and the ever evolving Zeitgeist.

The tool is composed of a series of physical cards, each of which enumerate and describe the landmark devices and turning points that have marked the development of mobile computing and communication from the 1940s to 2013. The cards can be utilized in numerous ways, whether mounted on a wall chronologically to create a time-line of technology, in a 2X2 matrix, or mixed among sketches and storyboards to add an additional dimension to a brainstorming session.

The project was executed using data collected and collated by Sudhir over the past 7 years as well as through his experiences working in the mobile hardware and software sector since 1993.

The paramount goal of this presentation and accompanying installation is not just for the attendees to get a cohesive birds eye view of the evolution and antecedents of the mobile communication industry, but also to envisage how such a tool could be useful in strategic planning. It is intended not only as a record for academic reference, but also as a tool to catalyze and inspire creativity, so that it becomes easier for designers to conceptualize their future ideas concurrent with the timeline, and thus project and predict how they may fit or deviate from the trajectories of history.

When: 5-6pm – Weds, June 25th, 2014

Where: CIID, Toldbodgade 37b, 1253, Copenhagen K, DENMARK

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