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7-9 JUNE 2018, GDYNIA POLAND

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3
days
60+
talks
5
workshops
fun

WHAT IS PRODUCT CAMP?

DAY 1: THURSDAY
PRACTICAL WORKSHOPS

Participate in one of 5 full day workshops hosted by world class product practitioners. Hone your skills during hands-on exercises while collaborating with other designers, researchers and product professionals. All in a friendly and accomodating atmosphere and state of the art facilities.

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DAY 2: FRIDAY
INSPIRING CONFERENCE

Open up to the wisdom, experience and charisma of our seasoned speakers. Listen in to 9 inspiring talks that will likely change the way you: plan projects, talk to users, design logic or ... listen to your boss. Mingle with the like minded digital product creators.

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DAY 3: SATURDAY
FAST-PACE BARCAMP

Throw yourself in the epicentre of the most vibrant and prolific educational event of the decade. 500 creators. 7 rooms. 60 sessions. Tons of experience and kilojoules of passion. Listen and ask. Nod or argue. Demo or take notes. Our motto is: No spectators - Only participants.

ABOUT BARCAMP

AGENDA

Join us for the full 3-day experience or take part any day you like.
Hours may slightly change.

DAY 1: THURSDAY
WORKSHOPS
DAY 2: FRIDAY
CONFERENCE
  • 9:05 - 9:35
    Steve Portigal - "Stop Solving Problems!"
    Steve Portigal Steve Portigal Portigal Consulting

    The old maxim says we should “Find a need and fill it;” while at a one level that is certainly true, even in this era of fetishized disruption, organizations seem to easily fall in love with the idea of being in the problem solving business. Steve will review a number of different mindsets for creating products and services, consider their benefits and risks, and challenge you to go beyond a fixing mentality.

  • 9:40 - 10:15
    Tobias Ahlin - "The Guessing Game: Design tools to encourage critical thinking"
    Tobias Ahlin Tobias Ahlin Minecraft

    The Guessing Game is about the junction where creativity meets critical thinking, and the careful balance of these two seemingly contradictory forces. The current business orthodoxy assumes that we'll find creativity with post-its and out-of-the-box-thinking, and critical thinking through business plans and key performance metrics. But to what extent do these ceremonies actually work? Are we performing them simply because other successful companies are, or have we really seen them work? In other words, do these ceremonies correlate with success, or lead to success?

    Tobias examines the research behind successful innovation and prediction making, and uses his background at Minecraft and Spotify to showcase how tools can be applied at fast-moving companies to encourage critical thinking in a creative environment.

  • 10:45 - 11:20
    Alberta Soranzo - "Beyond the org chart"
    Alberta Soranzo Alberta Soranzo Lloyds Banking Group

    What is it that makes some teams, but not others, achieve incredible outcomes? Why do some people dread going into work and others can’t wait for Monday morning? How come some organizations fail to innovate, while other seem to constantly redefine the future? Chances are, the main difference has to do with the design of the organization itself. Alberta examines how an intentional and systemic approach to leadership and the design of teams (and entire organizations!) drives performance and fosters creativity and innovation.

  • 11:25 - 12:00
    Joe Macleod - "Ends. What it means to you, your business, and the world."
    Joe Macleod Joe Macleod Independent

    How many products have you started, launched, grown a customer base for? Do you have the same passion about ending them appropriately? Does it matter?

    Joe Macleod explains why, over centuries, we have lost vital balance in the consumer lifecycle, and how it is critical we now regain it.

  • 13:10 - 13:45
    Peter Morville - "Tomorrow’s Architects"
    Peter Morville Peter Morville Semantic Studios

    We think we’re creating products, services, and software. But we’re not. We are agents of change. Our systems shape belief and behavior at scale. Experience isn’t enough. Methods, metrics, culture, and governance are shifting. To realise the future, we must get better at planning. In this spirited talk about the design of paths and goals, Peter Morville builds upon his famous “polar bear book” to reframe vision, strategy, process, and the information architecture of time; and draws from his latest book Planning for Everything to reveal four principles and six practices essential for shaping the future.

  • 13:50 - 14:25
    J. Brook & R. Buchanan - "Designing Co-Creative Research"
    Jennifer Brook<br/>& Ruth Buchanan Jennifer Brook
    & Ruth Buchanan
    Dropbox

    When so many of the products and services launching around us seem to lack a fundamental understanding of people (or worse, act in ways that harm or undermine our goals) — how might we as designers commit to making things that are useful and meaningful for the people using them? In this talk, we’ll share with you how we’ve been exploring co-creative research and participatory design as a means to have a different kind of conversation and relationship with our customers. And to make a different kind of product.

  • 14:30 - 15:00
    Kevin Cannon - "The invisible hand behind design"
    Kevin Cannon Kevin Cannon frog design inc.

    “Why do router interfaces always suck? Why do old buildings look better? And crucially, why are there pineapples on buildings all over London? I will take a look at how many hidden factors such as economics, materials and wages have had a surprising influence on design over the centuries, and how that’s still happening today. As designers seek to be involved in ever more important product & service decisions, it’s critical for us to become aware of and articulate about the macro-trends that affect our work.”

  • 15:35 - 16:10
    Bushra Mahmood - "Continue solving problems. Tech will catch up with you."
    Bushra Mahmood Bushra Mahmood Adobe

    Hardware is generally easier to scope and predict than user behaviors. Obviously it is vital for designers to explore beyond current technological constraints, but also to not be intimidated so they can help lead the technology forward. But with technology at early stages, the language needed to best articulate what designers want to do is still evolving. This talk sets out to break down technological complexities and to identify common patterns and behaviours, so designers are more comfortable in exploring and designing dynamic content for AR.

  • 16:15 - 17:00
    Josh Clark - "AI: Your New Design Material"
    Josh Clark Josh Clark Big Medium

    If mobile shaped the last decade of design and technology, machine learning and AI will certainly shape the next. Learn to use AI in your everyday work, starting right now. Explore a rich set of entertaining (and sobering) examples that reveal 10 design principles for creating effective and responsible AI interfaces.

DAY 3: SATURDAY
BARCAMP
  • 09:00 - 09:30
    Registration
  • 09:30 - 09:50
    Welcome speech
  • 10:00 - 10:30
    Session 1
  • 10:40 - 11:10
    Session 2
  • 11:20 - 11:50
    Session 3
  • 11:50 - 12:00
    ~ Coffee break ~
  • 12:10 - 12:40
    Session 4
  • 12:50 - 13:20
    Session 5
  • 13:20 - 14:20
    ~ Lunch ~
  • 14:30 - 14:50
    Session 6
  • 15:00 - 15:30
    Session 7
  • 15:30 - 15:40
    ~ Coffee break ~
  • 15:40 - 16:40
    Keynote Speech: Eric Reiss

There is no preset agenda known before the event. Barcamp starts with the session hosts (presenters) putting topics of their sessions inside empty slots on the barcamp board. Sessions will run from the morning till the afternoon and are spread across 7 rooms. Before each round of sessions, presenters will pitch their topics, so that other participants can better manage their paradox of choice.

TICKETS

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Day 1: Thursday
workshops

  • Regular
    1399 PLN 335 EUR

Day 1: Thursday
evening labs

  • Regular
    40 PLN 10 EUR

Day 2: Friday
conference





  • Regular
    1099 PLN 263 EUR

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Day 3: Saturday
barcamp


  • Regular
    160 PLN 39 EUR

Please note that tickets for Day 1 and Day 2 do not include entry for the Barcamp day

LOCATION

Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny

Pomorski Park Naukowo-Technologiczny

Aleja Zwycięstwa 96/98
81-451 Gdynia, Poland

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ABOUT

6 things you need to know about Product Camp. Especially if you’re a newbie.

SHARING IS CARING

It’s not quite a typical “Top -> Down” conference. You learn from fellow participants as much as from the conference keynotes. Every participant comes with intention to share his or her story, ask questions and learn from one another. Use that opportunity.

MANY TITLES, ONE THING IN COMMON.

Product Designers, Researchers & Analysts. Product Owners, Managers & Startup Founders. There is one common thread among them - they build future, fix today, create value and make the world a better place. At least they try.

NEW SKILLS. NEW FRIENDS.

We go to conferences to learn new skills and meet new friends. First help us do our jobs better. Second help us get better jobs. Grand simplification, sure, but networking will likely play a huge role in your future career. Play that card.

IS WORK. FEELS LIKE HOLIDAYS.

Well. It’s not exactly your spa weekend break. Admittedly, you’ve got some thinking to do here and there. Other than that, 3 days out of the office, relaxed atmosphere, happy people, Gdynia, Sopot, Monciak. Holidays: 80%.

WORKED HARD? PLAY HARD.

4 years in the making, UX Tequilas afterparty at a beach bar in Sopot got itself quite a fan base. Grab a drink with new friends, kick off your shoes and pretend Baltic is not freezing cold. Consider moving to Tricity, count stars or hit the dance floor. The night won’t last for too long. Sun says ‘hi’ back at 4 am.

WE DIDN’T SAY THAT…

“Cool speeches and loads of inspiration. The atmosphere was electric” - NetGuru

“Really engaging crowd, and I’m really loving the open format of the sessions” - Steve Baty, Meld Studios, Australia

“Tens of presentations, hundreds of people and perfect time management are surely strong points of this event” - TASTEUX

"Wish I was there" - Steve Jobs

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