Design Thinking for Libraries – Imke de Korte, Eindhoven Library

imke de korte

Design Thinking for Libraries – Imke de Korte, Eindhoven Library

How to innovate in a library? What steps do you take to design meaningful solutions for your library?

With Inspiration, Ideation and Iteration we create these solutions. Next we get them to scale, so we design a library that’s ready for the future! Continue reading “Design Thinking for Libraries – Imke de Korte, Eindhoven Library”

OrganiCity: Working together to create digital solutions to urban challenges – Presented by Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University

adriënne Heijnen

OrganiCity: Working together to create digital solutions to urban challenges – Presented by Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University

OrganiCity is a European collaborative project that investigates in which ways experimentation-as-a-Service is an impactful approach to city-making.

This presentation will share learnings from the project on how to engage a variety of stakeholders in cocreating future sustainable cities through experimentation.

Experimentation-as-a-Service provides a low-risk approach for city authorities to crowdsource, test and scale-up innovative solutions to the challenges in their city. Continue reading “OrganiCity: Working together to create digital solutions to urban challenges – Presented by Adriënne Heijnen, Aarhus University”

Future of Talent Attraction and Retention with Dual Career – Kavitha Varathan, Expat Spouses Initiative

Kavitha Varathan

Future of Talent Attraction and Retention with Dual Career – Kavitha Varathan, Expat Spouses Initiative, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Talent drives the economy around us. Companies seek and move talent to fuel growth. Cities want companies that grow, and therefore want to attract and retain talent. Eindhoven region, responsible for more than 40% of the Netherland’s R&D, is on a mission to double the number of its international bright minds in the next three years.

However, they will leave if the spouse is not engaged. The case of ‘unhappy spouse’ is the number one reason an international assignment fails, costing large companies anywhere between 250,000 to 2.5 million dollars. The human cost is deeply troubling – nearly 60% of international assignments are said to end in a divorce or separation. Companies mostly want their employees to stay, and so far has looked at spouses as a problem.

We see it upside down. Today, the typical accompanying spouse is highly-skilled, highly educated and often gives up a significant career to enable her partner’s move. Also, the scale of knowledge migration now means we represent a rich international talent pool, who go under the radar because they come in as spouses. We are a community of 1000+ professionals – all university-educated and more than 70% with more than 5 years of past experience. We estimate there are at least 9000 highly-skilled professional spouses in just this region of the Netherlands. We represent a latent talent pool that is a game changer for local companies. Continue reading “Future of Talent Attraction and Retention with Dual Career – Kavitha Varathan, Expat Spouses Initiative”

Reference architecture, eco systems and demo of the StarterK!t – Rick Schager, Municipality of Eindhoven

Rick Schager

Reference architecture, eco systems and demo of the StarterK!t – presented by Rick Schager, Municipality of Eindhoven, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Bring your own laptop with admin rights. We will provide our ’framework-on-a-stick’.

About Rick Schager
Senior ICT architect and project manager with the ambition and experience to deliver results on time, within agreed budget and quality criteria.

I do this in close collaboration with all stakeholders and based on strategic goals and principles. When conflicting interests arise, I reconcile these by using my listening skills, sensitivity, technical knowledge and creativity. Continue reading “Reference architecture, eco systems and demo of the StarterK!t – Rick Schager, Municipality of Eindhoven”

Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge– Presented by Olga Mink, Baltan Laboratories

Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge– Presented by Olga Mink, Baltan Laboratories, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas by bridging disciplines. In the past 10 years, Baltan brought together (un)related fields to create a larger body of knowledge. During this presentation, we will show few examples of practical tools to open up knowledge and foster cross-disciplinary understanding and collaboration. Continue reading “Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge– Presented by Olga Mink, Baltan Laboratories”

Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge – Presented by Lorenzo Gerbi, Baltan Laboratories

Lorenzo Gerbi

Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge – Presented by Lorenzo Gerbi, Baltan Laboratories, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Baltan initiates experimentation on the crossroads of art, design, science and technology, evoking inquisitive ideas by bridging disciplines. In the past 10 years, Baltan brought together (un)related fields to create a larger body of knowledge. During this presentation, we will show few examples of practical tools to open up knowledge and foster cross-disciplinary understanding and collaboration. Continue reading “Transformative tools for unboxing knowledge – Presented by Lorenzo Gerbi, Baltan Laboratories”

Building responsible smart cities: putting people first– Presented by Angela Plohman, Mozilla Foundation

Angela Plohman

Building responsible smart cities: putting people first– Presented by Angela Plohman, Mozilla Foundation, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Smart cities have amazing potential: They can enhance public services, conserve resources, decrease pollution, and make for more transparent, accountable government. But if we don’t build responsible smart cities, then the internet’s ills — from hacking and surveillance to digital exclusion and injustice — will exist on a grander scale. When building the cities of the future, we need to ask not only ‘what’s possible?’ but also ‘what’s responsible?’ Continue reading “Building responsible smart cities: putting people first– Presented by Angela Plohman, Mozilla Foundation”

Creative curriculum, Implementing creativity in schools – Presented by Claudia de Graauw, Claudia de Graauw, doelbereik & effectmeting

Claudia de Graauw

Creative curriculum, Implementing creativity in schools – Presented by Claudia de Graauw, Claudia de Graauw, doelbereik & effectmeting, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.

Interview
What drives you?
Bringing insights to professionals (mainly in the cultural sector) on what has effect.

What are the three things you would take with you on a deserted island?
My love, my dog and a waterfilter

What do you hope people to learn from your presentation?
It is possible to measure difficult things like creativity and do something with this insight Continue reading “Creative curriculum, Implementing creativity in schools – Presented by Claudia de Graauw, Claudia de Graauw, doelbereik & effectmeting”

MUV: a novel approach to tackling urban mobility challenges– Presented by Karen Soens, LUCA School of Arts

Karen Soens

MUV: a novel approach to tackling urban mobility challenges– Presented by Karen Soens, LUCA School of Arts, at the Creative Ring Sum-It, on October 23, at Designhuis in Eindhoven, The Netherlands.  Karen Soens will deliver the presentation together with Wio D’Hespeel.

Where has the ‘mobile’ in urban ‘mobility’ gone? Cities usually tackle the Mobility Challenge with impressive infrastructural interventions, urban planning, smart traffic systems, etc. A more service design based approach is currently also catching on quite well, sometimes fuelled by a co-creative design approach.

MUV is exploring a totally new angle: gameplay! How can a game have an impact on (local) mobility behaviour. Can the data recorded and generated by the game be the glue that holds together an ecosystem of inhabitants, policy makers, local organisations and businesses, hackers and makers, data specialists and municipality departments? Continue reading “MUV: a novel approach to tackling urban mobility challenges– Presented by Karen Soens, LUCA School of Arts”