SENIOR PARTNER, USER EXPERIENCE DESIGN at EXPERIENTIA
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Jan-Christoph Zoels is a founding partner of Experientia, focusing on people’s service experiences to support sustainable lifestyles. He advocates a strategic integration of behavioral modeling, design, prototyping and iterative testing to improve the desirability of products, environments and services.
Jan-Christoph takes a hands-on approach to design. As Creative Director and Vice President, he guides design and innovation from ideation to experience prototyping, working directly with teams to guarantee the design quality of deliverables. He leads co-creation workshops and master classes with clients, helping organizations to embed design thinking and strategic design in their companies.
Originally from Germany, he lived for many years in the USA, where he taught at RISD, and was a senior designer at Sony and director of information architecture at Sapient. He joined Interaction Design Institute Ivrea as a senior associate professor, where he ran the business innovation workshops called Applied Dreams.
He has taught at Rhode Island School of Design (Providence, USA), Jan Van Eyck Academy (Maastricht, Netherlands), Samsung’s Innovative Design Laboratory (Seoul, Korea), CIID Copenhagen, UGA Terry Business School (USA), Politecnico di Milano and Domus Academy, Milan.
He is a frequent speaker at design conferences and colleges. He currently holds four patents
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