Watch my Pecha Kucha Talk

Posted on Apr 24, 2014 in Conferences, Opinion, Speaking

About a month ago, I was among the 13 speakers that shaped Seattle’s 52nd Pecha Kucha Night. I addressed the evening’s theme of “Design in Motion – Innovation at the speed of thought” by illustrating how the use of frameworks in innovation processes not only accelerates the generation of ideas, but also improves the quality of concepts.

Seattle Channel has now made the entire event available online. Watching all 13 talks is in my opinion an hour and half well spent, but if you only have time for some “information snacking”, consider some of my favorite presentations of the evening:

  • Juliette Delfs speaks about the inspiration behind Hub and Bespoke – her store that supports city bicycle commuters in Seattle with apparel and accessories that are both functional and fashionable (fast forward to 14:49).
  • Teague‘s Devin Liddell gives an entertaining talk about heroes and villains in the world of design and innovation (22:00).
  • Dr. Tom Daniel of the Unversity of Washington’s Biology Department shows how biomimicry is connecting the worlds of design and neuroengineering  (44:36).
  • Jody Medich of Microsoft captures the essence of natural user interfaces and points at would could come next in the field (59:46).

Being the last speaker of the evening, you will have to skip all the way to 89:36 to watch my session, or alternatively you can view the video below… enjoy!

Speaking at Pecha Kucha

Posted on Mar 26, 2014 in Conferences, Speaking

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I am very excited about being a speaker at Seattle’s 52nd Pecha Kucha Night!

The evening is framed as “Design in Motion: Innovation at the Speed of Thought” and I will be talking about the use of frameworks in rapid innovation processes. For more details check out the event’s Facebook page.

Please come and join me and a dozen more inspiring speakers at the Seattle Public Library – it’s going to be fun!

Speaking at 6sight

Posted on Jul 2, 2012 in Conferences, Speaking

I was speaking at PMA’s 6sight conference, where I participated in a panel on the future of digital image capture… I had a blast speaking with and listening to industry experts, learned quite a bit and also had a good time away from the conference venue… New York always makes for a great experience!

Every Conference should be held in Miami

Posted on Sep 26, 2009 in Conferences, Industrial Design

Fernd, Peter, and I attended the IDSA International Conference in Miami and were having the greatest time there!

We received the IDEA Awards for Carbon’s Pathway Jetstream System and Nanopoint Microfluidics Controller projects, participated in a few great lectures, mingled with our designer friends, and – most importantly – managed to “bobb” in the lukewarm waters of the Atlantic Ocean for a moment or two…

Bayreuth Design Engineer Day

Posted on Oct 12, 2006 in Conferences, Education, Speaking


I am giving a Speech on “Integrated Product Development” at the Bayreuth Design Engineer Day, that is organized by the faculty of the same name at the University of Bayreuth.

I am feeling “comfortably uncomfortable” being the only industrial designer in a line-up of engineers…

Trade Shows in Europe

Posted on Nov 18, 2005 in Conferences, Research, Trade Shows, Trends

I visited the Material Vision trade show in Frankfurt and the Futuredesigndays conference in Stockholm in order to conduct some material and trend research, before stopping over at one of our design partners in Finland.

Asus TekTrend

Posted on Jun 14, 2004 in Conferences, Speaking


As part of our activities during the Computex trade show, Asus hosts “TekTrend” – a series of seminars that offer personal interaction and a close look at some of our new products and developments. Next to our CEO Jonney Shih and some Vice Presidents, I am speaking in front of more than 250 customers and distributors of Asus about the status quo and future roadmap of Asus Design.

Taiwan Design Award Ceremony

Posted on Nov 18, 2002 in Conferences

Pretty sweet… not even three weeks into my job at Asus, and I am attending the award ceremony for the Taiwan Good Design Award.