• Mark Curtis & Thomas Müller – A Brief History of Conversation (…and What Brands can Learn from It)


    In this session Mark Curtis, Fjord’s Chief Client Officer and Thomas Müller, Fjord’s Head of Design + Innovation in Europe, will examine the critical role of conversation in a world where the choice of media channels and formats is increasing, while the truly available attention window continues to decrease. Brands…

  • Lily Kollé & Ame Elliott – User Experience Design Session


    This sessions contains: Lily Kollé – How Minimalism Will Improve Your Design Process As the designers of digital products and services, how can we ensure we are contributing great design to the world rather than clutter? We follow a “design process” to guide us yet there are inevitably…

  • David Mattin – We Need to Talk About Optimism


    The early web was founded on optimism: a belief that digital technologies could unlock a new age of undreamed of freedom, self-expression and personal empowerment. But today, that early spirit of optimism has been hijacked by Silicon Valley mega-corporations and TED talk utopians, who have turned it into an ideology…

  • Samuel West – Learning from Innovation Failure: Lessons from The Museum of Failure


    The talk of Samuel West uses the stories of the exhibited items as a backdrop to explore the theme ‘Learning from Innovation Failure’. The main points are: acceptance of failure, improving learning from failure, and establishing a team climate of psychological safety in which it is safe to take meaningful…

  • James Williams – Distraction by Design: Why the Attention Economy Is in a Moral Crisis


    Right now, there’s a fierce battle raging for your attention. Many of the technologies you use every day aim to maximize the amount of time and attention you spend with them. To win, they must increasingly use cheap tricks that exploit your psychological vulnerabilities. This results in an endless barrage…

  • David Li – Smart Hardware from the Street


    The exponential growth of Information technology empowers more people to participate from PC to the Internet. The large design, engineering and production infrastructure of IT products in Shenzhen will further the trend and allow more people to participate in the creation of smart hardware. The information technology runs on Moore’s…

  • Bruce Sterling – Live from 2027


    Bruce Sterling is so much more than a sci-fi author. He is a journalist, critic and futurist. Expect insights, rage, questions and call to action from the man who is regularly featured in Wired or at SXSW. We are looking forward to his thoughts on this year’s NEXT theme ‘Digital…

  • Lars Trieloff – Why AI Will Be in Every Digital Product


    In this fireside chat with Lars Trieloff, who is responsible for Adobe’s AI programme Sensei, we discuss some of the challenges and implications that pervasive artificial intelligence brings to product designers, users, and consumers of AI-enhanced digital experiences. We will discover: • Why AI will be in…

  • Shermin Voshmgir – Blockchain & The Future of the Internet


    Blockchain is the driving force of the next generation Internet, also referred to as the decentralized web. It allows us to decentralise trust, creating the basis for a P2P society powered by auto enforceable smart contracts. Smart contracts on the blockchain disintermediate transactions and radically reduce transactions costs. The promise…

  • Jamie Bartlett – Radicals: Outsiders Changing the World


    Jamie will take us inside the strange and exciting worlds of the innovators, disruptors, idealists and extremists who think society is broken, and believe they know how. From dawn raids into open mines to the darkest recesses of the internet, Radicals introduces us to some of the most interesting and…

  • Claire Burge – The Future Of Work Is Chaos


    Interview with Claire Burge, CEO of This Is Productivity

  • Golden Krishna: Service Instead Of Software


    Interview with Design Strategist & Author Golden Krishna



    A demonstration of real-time mobile 3D scanning by 3DUniversum.



    Jamie explores how blockchain technology will both reform banking and insurance as well as disrupt the disruptors of Web 2.0.

  • The emerging global web


    Stephanie's presentation introduces you to fascinating and innovative services that are re-shaping the web to serve the consumers of tomorrow.

  • How to get ahead of what is happening


    Tamara Gaffney explains how every company can do marketing that is useful and how marketers can do better.

  • How to design products that people love?


    The finest designers explore which methods, tools and tricks they use to understand our behaviour and how we all can design products, we want to use every day.



    Tariq Krim about the need for a slow internet.



    Nathalie explores the psychological principles behind the successful conversion, adoption and monetisation of products.