How to improve your services with user data?– Presented by Robin Verleisdonk, Eindhoven Library

Robin Verleisdonk

How to improve your services with user data?– Presented by Robin Verleisdonk, Eindhoven Library, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Based on the Design Thinking methodology we developed a tool that provides the Library-visitor with book suggestions based on user data. Library-visitors get suggestions for new books to read based on the ‘others also read’ principle. This innovation is important because the expectation of the consumer in 2018 is increasingly shifting to ‘What’s next’. Think of functionalities such as Spotify’s Discover Weekly or the recommendations of Netflix. Continue reading “How to improve your services with user data?– Presented by Robin Verleisdonk, Eindhoven Library”

Win-Winnovation: successfully creating 1+1>3 cooperations– Presented by Piet Verhoeve, Hangar K

Piet Verhoeve

Win-Winnovation: successfully creating 1+1>3 cooperations– Presented by Piet Verhoeve, Hangar K, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The win-winnovation approach is based on a 15 years practical experiences with truly interdisciplinary cooperations. The presentation will illustrate the key learnings & pitfalls to set up successful cooperations based on real life examples. Continue reading “Win-Winnovation: successfully creating 1+1>3 cooperations– Presented by Piet Verhoeve, Hangar K”

Koen Snoeckx, Creative Ring, will speak in the opening of Creative Ring Sum-It

Koen Snoeckx

Koen Snoeckx, Creative Ring, will speak in the opening of Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

About Koen Snoeckx
Koen Snoeckx holds management positions in several non-profit organizations that give shape to cross-disciplinary collaborations involving CCI.

He currently is Strategic Advisor at Baltan Laboratories (Eindhoven) and Collision Maker at Creative Ring.

Graduated Master in Biochemistry, with a post-Master in Journalism and a teacher’s degree, Koen worked the majority of his career at communications departments of high-tech research centers (imec Leuven and Holst Centre Eindhoven). Continue reading “Koen Snoeckx, Creative Ring, will speak in the opening of Creative Ring Sum-It”

Faster, cheaper, better: the advantages of using the Smart City StarterK!t – Presented by CeesJan Mol, Creative Ring

CeesJan Mol

Faster, cheaper, better: the advantages of using the Smart City StarterK!t – Presented by CeesJan Mol, Creative Ring, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Almost cities sooner or later embark on a mission to become a Smart City. Eindhoven was one of the cities that was connected to the Internet early on, as Philips worked with Cisco to build one of the first technological corporate Internet infrastructures. Based on that headstart, Eindhoven has now converted its five years development in Living Lab Stratumseind into robust software.

Do you want to avoid investing years of effort and funding in yet another solution? Do you want to move ahead faster re-using tools already developed? Do you want to speed up the transition to Smart City by collaborating with other smart cities? Use the Smart City StarterK!t to launch your efforts and you will become a Smart City faster, focusing more of your investments on applications that will really help your citizens. Continue reading “Faster, cheaper, better: the advantages of using the Smart City StarterK!t – Presented by CeesJan Mol, Creative Ring”

The Translation Business – Presented by Harm Hofmans, MU

Harm Hofmans

The Translation Business – Presented by Harm Hofmans, MU, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

The Creative Code stimulates children to code like an artist and offers teachers assistance and training in order to do so.

In order to close the gap between programming skills and creativity MU explored the world of primary and secondary schools and asked teachers what would help them the most in closing this gap.

The answer was simple: an easy to grasp line wherein programming skills and creativity would be logically build-up, step by step.

While we were doing so we acknowledged -together with the schools- the added value of ”the art approach”, wherein students were challenged to approach the world like an artist.

It made us reshape the line and develop a modulair set of elements that teachers can fit in their programmes in order to make complex theories, concepts and programming languages accessible to kids. Continue reading “The Translation Business – Presented by Harm Hofmans, MU”

SUM-IT! Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Hannu Tuomisaari, City of Espoo

Hannu Tuomisaari

SUM-IT! Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Hannu Tuomisaari, City of Espoo, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Hannu Tuomisaari and Veera Vihula are the workshop leaders.

In this workshop, you will be offered the Make with Espoo toolkit developed to invite citizens, associations and enterprises to co-creation of and open participation in solutions to wicked urban challenges. The workshop uses as an example the ”service centre” concept that merges everyday city life with a number of public services in a shopping mall. You will be informed about the background of the toolbox and a hands-on exercise is arranged to let you familiarise yourself with the actual tools. You will go home with a set of conceptual and practical tools, and a commitment by the City of Espoo to engage in further dialogue with interested participants.

In Espoo, the Make with Espoo toolkit has been developed under the 6Aika programme based on the learnings of Espoo re-defining their public service offering.

The insights are widely applicable for any set of services towards any given target audience. Continue reading “SUM-IT! Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Hannu Tuomisaari, City of Espoo”

SUM-IT Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Veera Vihula, City of Espoo

Veera Vihula

SUM-IT Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Veera Vihula, City of Espoo, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Veera Vihula and Hannu Tuomisaari are the workshop leaders.

In this workshop, you will be offered the Make with Espoo toolkit developed to invite citizens, associations and enterprises to co-creation of and open participation in solutions to wicked urban challenges. The workshop uses as an example the ”service centre” concept that merges everyday city life with a number of public services in a shopping mall. You will be informed about the background of the toolbox and a hands-on exercise is arranged to let you familiarise yourself with the actual tools. You will go home with a set of conceptual and practical tools, and a commitment by the City of Espoo to engage in further dialogue with interested participants.

In Espoo, the Make with Espoo toolkit has been developed under the 6Aika programme based on the learnings of Espoo re-defining their public service offering.
The insights are widely applicable for any set of services towards any given target audience.

Organized by the City of Espoo Continue reading “SUM-IT Workshop: Spatial service design – Presented by Veera Vihula, City of Espoo”

Co-creating social change with digital technology – Presented by Marc Aguilar, Barcelona City Council

Marc Aguilar

Co-creating social change with digital technology – Presented by Marc Aguilar, Barcelona City Council, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

In this co-creation session on digital tools to tackle social innovation, participants are invited to share their experiences on successful mechanisms to scale digital social innovation (programs, practices, instruments, institutional arrangements), and map them along several key axes (funding, capacity building, societal engagement, dissemination, etc). This will be followed by a collective elaboration on those contributions to propose better policy. Participants will have the chance of shaping thought and policy in their fields, and will come out of the session with a rich understanding of current best practices in promoting digital innovation for societal impact.
This session is organized by the Barcelona City Council in collaboration with the DSISCALE EC-funded project (www.digitalsocial.eu). Continue reading “Co-creating social change with digital technology – Presented by Marc Aguilar, Barcelona City Council”