Designing Blockchain - New Products and Experiences

Blockchain has been dominating the media for the past few years now. It's hailed as the next big thing - and it's poised to change our lives in ways we can't even imagine. However, what are the implications of the blockchain when it comes to design?

How can designers take advantage of blockchain and related technologies to improve experiences and imagine new possibilities? To find the answer we invited a couple of designers to share their thoughts on the topic.

The agenda for the evening

18:30 - 19:00 - Doors open


19:00 - 19:30 - Cóilín Hegarty - Blockchain's Impact on Digital Design
Discussing what opportunities blockchain may provide for the design community.


19:30 - 20:00 - Nur Karadeniz - Designing digital ID system with Blockchain
Case Study: ID2020 United Nations


20:00 - 21:00 - Refreshements

Refreshments and networking after the event with thanks to our friends at Microsoft.

Cóilín Hegarty
About Cóilín
Studied Product Design and Creative Digital Media. Have worked in design for ten years, including manufacturing design for 4 years before moving into UX design. Having worked in digital banking for the last two and a half years, he is currently a Service Designer.

Nur Karadeniz
About Nur
Nur is the Service Design Director at Fjord at the Dock, Accenture's new research and incubation hub. She leads multi-disciplinary design teams working on R&D projects, bringing a user-centred design approach to technology solutions to help solve the challenges our society faces today. She believes that if innovation wins people’s hearts, it will lead to a more efficient use of new technologies and sustainable services that people love.


Additional Information

This event will run from 18:30 - 21:00

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