Leonie Brewin

@ Novoda Berlin
Head of Design

Teaching app design to kids with Future Legends

This past weekend saw the third edition of the Future Legends ‘Design a mobile app’ workshop at Novoda, Berlin. We welcomed 7-9 year-old designers and innovators to learn the basics of user experience design.
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Achieve alignment & vision with stakeholder interviews

Stakeholder interviews allow you to ask powerful questions to business leaders, helping to define future vision and drive success.
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Future Legends: closing the gender gap in tech

Future Legends has a mission: to close the gender gap in technology. The organisation, founded by Managaing Director, Cassandra Melvin, offers girls between 6-16 years old free workshops to explore programming, design, digital photography, data visualisation and leadership empowerment. The workshops are primarily taught in English, German and Arabic to
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Designing experiences for professional collaboration

What if instead of merely arranging your next meeting, you were to design an experience?
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Google Playtime 2017

Google Playtime is an event organised for Google Play apps and games partners. With inspiring talks, group discussions and pre-booked one-on-ones with members of the Google team, it's an opportunity to learn about the latest Google product updates, experience new technologies and of course, play in the ball pit during
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The importance of measuring large-scale impact

The best Product Owners are those able to see the bigger picture. They analyse growing markets, identify opportunities and set the trajectory for business growth by harnessing domain knowledge to guide a successful product strategy. A good Product Owner keeps ahead of the market to deliver the right solutions at
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Adapting design sprints for continuous delivery

As an advocate of research-driven design, having the opportunity to facilitate design sprints and explore product solutions in interdisciplinary teams is a dream come true. However, making this work in a continuous development cycle, delivering client products to market on a bi-weekly basis, can be a challenge. The advantages of
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The 5 steps of better product design: 5. Measure impact

Use mobile analytics to define, collect and format live data from your application to validate your hypotheses, monitor user behaviour and measure your product’s success. This data can enable you to gather large-scale insights into how your products are being used, which can be viewed alongside qualitative research to
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The 5 steps of better product design: 4. Visual & motion design

So, you've tested your prototype with users and it's working well. What next? Now it's time to develop the visual design and take time to focus on the intricacies of user interaction. This is step 4 in a 5-piece series exploring product design best practices. This week, we'll be considering
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