Title: Uberrima Fides
Speaker: Jan Chipchase, Executive Creative Director of Global Insights at frog.
You are the designers, the thinkers, the starters and doers - that can both imagine technologies of the future and know how to build them. However - as the world and the technology within it becomes increasingly connected, integrated, smart, pervasive, our ability to understand the consequences of our creations has diminished. From grassroots innovation to happy accidents, drawing on field research from Afghanistan to the Americas - Jan will explore the impact of technologies past, present and future and outline the skills required to build the next.
As Executive Creative Director of Global Insights Jan’s role is to bring real world insights into frog, and to use this to inform & inspire the design process. Its a journey that has taken him to the four corners of the globe – from understanding the media consumption patterns of teens in Tokyo, the communications patterns of bankers in New York all the way through to redesigning the holistic mobile experience of illiterate farmers on the outskirts of New Delhi.
His industry experience includes ~10 years and multiple roles in Nokia including Design Strategist in the Advanced Design Studio Los Angeles, and Principal Scientist in the Tokyo Research Laboratory. He has submitted over 26 patents in the telecoms and user experience space, his work is widely covered in the media including the New York Times, The Economist, Nikkei and Business Week, and he is a frequent keynote speaker on design and design strategy events ranging from design conferences, governmental & C-level events through to TED. In 2010 Fortune named Jan one of the 50 smartest people in tech.