14 – 15 March 2019

thestudio, Manchester

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Session duration:
90 minutes

Presented by:

Ajara I. Pfannenschmidt

Freelance Web/UX Designer

About this Workshop

The pursuit of silence in a noisy world. Tired of always hearing the same voices in your design sprints? Having ‘déjà vu’ moments in your discovery sessions? Noticing similarities in your prototypes?

How about we all shut up for a while and tackle a task in absolute silence together? Not possible because we ‘need’ to communicate? Nothing will get done without ‘discussion’? Be surprised how different this experience will be. Come and enjoy a taste of silent collaboration. No words required.

About the Speaker

Ajara has been designing and developing digital and analog products for 20 years.

She is also an experienced educator - currently teaching at University Freiburg, Germany. As a core member of staff at one of the first tech schools run by women for women, she has led educational and gender equality projects on a national and European level. Last year, she helped develop Women’s Tech Hub Bristol into an active network with the aim of advancing diversity in tech.

Having spent some years in India meditating, the practice of silence, presence and active listening is an integral part of her work and life. Opening silent spaces and sharing them with others brings her quiet joy.


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