Jasmine Idun Lyman, Raph Crouan and Katariina Nyberg

Biography Jasmine Idun Lyman, Raph Crouan and Katariina Nyberg

Jasmine Idun Lyman (on the right) is an experience designer, owner of Swedens only game gallery Epic Unidragon Gallery, lab designer, process leader, innovation officer, bricoleur, film director, game designer, creative producer, living bridge, social entrepreneur, artist, innovator, communication strategist, fire breather, curator and scientist working with labs, think and do tanks, games, performances, communication architectures and transmedia. She has a Master degrees in Film curating and Archaeology and more than 600 uni credits in crossmedia, design, film, neuro- and cognitive science, ICT, game art, geology, dance, photography, fine arts, architecture, fashion etc from schools in Sweden, USA, Iceland and Spain. She strives to produce art and design that generate creative processes, metacognitive reflection and social impact. She always tries to keep up to date and evolve through courses, workshops and border crossing collaborations. More info can be found on her website or her LinkedIn page.

Raph Crouan (in the middle-left) is managing director & founder of Startupbootcamp (IoT in London). He is a strategic & analytical international digital professional who turned the page on 14 years at Apple to come back to his love of entrepreneurship & innovation-driven companies. His latest role was focusing on driving the Strategy & Business Development for the iPhone & iPad in Europe (SMB Market). He is now actively engaged with the Startup / VC community, particularly with StartupBootCamp, building the iOT program out of London. Prior to joining Apple, he was heading the Telecom sales engagement in Spain for Gemalto, WW leader in Smart Card solutions. Raphael holds a Master in Management from McGill (Canada) as well as a Degree from the Business School of Management ESSCA (France). More info can be found on his company website or LinkedIn page.

Katariina Nyberg (in the front on the left) is an arts manager from Helsinki specialised in all things digital with an inextinguishable thirst for culture, high and low. Her passion is for classical music and the digital transformation of cultural organisations. Together with colleagues from the Sibelius Academy, she founded the cultural co-operative ExClaM!, whose work seeks to expand people’s comfort zones by a pleasantly adventurous amount, by means of the arts in general and music in particular. She holds a Master’s degree in cross-disciplinary engineering specialising in Interaction and Communication and she is working towards a Master’s degree in Arts Management at the Sibelius Academy. Her engineering studies focused on IT, knowledge management, semantic web and programming and included social subjects such as sociology, philosophy and aesthetics. More info can be found on her website.

In the picture, but not participating in these specific encounters are Michela Magas, with whom I had an encounter in Sweden before, and Marta Arniani, who also organised the CAPS conference and invited me there to be a panelist and to have encounters.

Engaging Encounter

The encounter took place on Tuesday June 9, 2015 at the Open Innovation 2.0 Conference 2015 in Espoo, Finland.

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Slowly but certainly moving towards 100

Continuing this project next to my regular work (since my sabbatical ended almost a year ago) is quite a challenge, and especially updating the website. Since the summer holidays started, I now have a bit more time to address my adventures the last half year. In 2016, I had 12 encounters up till now. in 2016.

12 new encounters 2016

At the top row, you see three encounters I had with designers in practice (from left to right: Afdeling Buitengewone Zaken, Less or More and Onmi) about their approaches and visions on design and design research. Moreover, I had the opportunity to have five inspiring encounters with researchers who were visiting the Computer Human Interaction conference in San Jose, CA, USA (from the 2nd row on the left to the right and downwards: George Khut, Dag Svaenas, Gerrit van der Veer, John Zimmerman and Marko Teras) about the direction HCI and design research is taking, and how this relates to social, cultural, philosophical, technological and economical developments in our society. Moreover, Pierre Lévy and I had the pleasure to have an encounter with Veronique Hillen, Dean of Paris d.school, on design thinking and design education (3rd row on the right). I met Gbolagade Ayoola, professor emeritus of Agricultural Economics and Policy and founder and president of Farm & Infrastructure Foundation, in Eindhoven and we discussed amongst other things  the differences between Nigeria and Europe e.g. regarding the role of policy and technology to offer people equal rights. In August, I had a meeting with Maarten Konigs & Hans Robertus from the Holland Branding Group (4th row in the middle) to discuss participatory processes to explore the identity and branding of groups and neighbourhoods to offer people a frame and source of inspiration to act upon. Finally, I explored with Roel Freeke, the director of Necker van Naem, about the role of data, tools and social interaction to support governance and democracy processes. So the counter has reached 79.

 

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