Interactive Session (de/en)

Design presents unique challenges for virtual collaboration. When working with distributed teams, it’s hard to re-create the type of visual and open environment needed for interactive design processes.

To be effective, you must assume a “digital first” mindset. This doesn’t mean simply transferring your old ways to an electronic medium: it means rethinking your approach.

In this interactive talk at Xcamp, we will give you practical advice on how to make virtual collaboration work for you. We’ll demonstrate effective remote collaboration for design live on stage to see our recommendations in action.

In the end, digital collaboration isn’t just a hurdle to overcome, it’s an opportunity for organizational change and for design to spread throughout the organization, regardless of location. 

Jim Kalbach is currently the Head of Customer Success at MURAL. Previously, he worked in various design-related consulting roles for large companies, such as eBay, Audi, SONY, Elsevier Science, LexisNexis, and Citrix. Before moving back to the US in 2013 after living for fifteen years in Germany, he was the co-founder of the European Information Architecture conferences. he also founded the IA Konferenz, a leading UX design event in Germany. For many years, he was an editor with Boxes and Arrows, a leading online journal for user experience information. I also served on the advisory board of the Information Architecture Institute in 2007 and 2005. In 2007, Jim published my first full-length book, Designing Web Navigation (O’Reilly, 2007). His second book, Mapping Experiences (O’Reilly, 2016) was a #1 bestseller on Amazon in the Business Development section.