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Watch Fabian Hemmert’s “Hack to the Future” Keynote at Interaction’12 | IxDA conference

Fabian Hemmert is a design researcher born and raised in Germany. During his studies towards an M.A. degree in Interface Design, he worked for Nintendo Europe and Marvel Comics. He is currently finishing his PhD at the Berlin University of the Arts, in cooperation with Deutsche Telekom Laboratories, where his thesis focuses on new ways of interacting with technology. His theoretical work, concerned mainly with the concepts of ‘Thinghood’ and ‘Embodiment,’ is much inspired by the philosophy of Martin Heidegger, and his account of the ‘coming into the world’ of things.

Fabian is considered one of the leading experts for new ways of mobile telecommunication, and has presented his work at multiple events, including TED GlobalCeBIT, TEDxBerlin, TEDxSalzburg, Lift Conference, the EuroVision TV Summit and the Chaos Communication Congress. You can view his talks, projects and papers at

via Interaction 12 Keynote: Fabian Hemmert – Hack to the Future | IxDA.

By Itamar Medeiros

Originally from Brazil, Itamar Medeiros currently lives in Germany, where he works as Lead Product Design Strategist at SAP and promotes User Experience Design as visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design. Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, Itamar Medeiros has helped truly global companies in several countries (Argentina, Brazil, China, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Mexico, The Netherlands, Poland, United Arab Emirates, United States) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles. During his 7 years in China, he championed the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai

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