Interactive Screen 0.9: The Makers

Program dates: August 10, 2009 - August 15, 2009

Registrations will be accepted until the program is full.

Program Faculty

Jan-Christoph Zoels

Jan-Christoph Zoels is Experientia’s partner in charge of user experience. Originally from Germany, he lived for many years in the USA, where he taught at RISD, and was director of information architecture at Sapient and a senior designer at Sony. He was a co-founder and senior associate professor at Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Italy, where he ran the business innovation workshops called Applied Dreams.

In his work Jan-Christoph focuses specifically on people’s experience of mobile services and applications, and on using information technology to support simplicity. He advocates a strategic integration of user experience modeling, design, prototyping and iterative testing to improve the desirability of products and services.

In his consulting activities he specializes on experience prototyping, foresight scenarios, design and service concepts. Clients include CVS Pharmacy, CondeNast Italia, Ferrero, Kodak, Nokia, Swisscom, Samsung and Vodafone.

Previously he was director of information architecture for Sapient (New York), and senior designer at Sony Design Center USA, responsible for strategic product development. He holds four patents. He has taught at Rhode Island School of Design, Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht, Samsung’s Innovative Design Laboratory in Seoul, KISD in Cologne and Domus Academy, Milan.

During the last three years, he was a keynote speaker at Lift 07, atMobile Nation: Creating Methodologies for Mobile Platforms conference in Toronto, BMW’s Marketing Innovation Lab Forum in Munich, Germany, at Banff’s New Media Institute and at multiple conferences and design colleges.



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