Mikal Hallstrup, Co-founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Designit and Bernd Eigenstetter, Partner at Designit Munich connected yesterday with 50 members of the design community in Munich. Behance, an online platform that allows creatives to showcase and discover design projects, threw the event as part of their Portfolio Review Week where members of the Behance network can come to get inspired, network with their peers and take part in portfolio reviews.
Centering on experience design and Designit’s recent success in the area, Mikal and Bernd explored how the digital age changes the way we think about products and services thus inevitably changing the role of design and designers. A very relevant theme for the audience at the event, which consisted mostly of freelancers and students, the future of the design community. The duo presented some useful tips to help this unique group understand the new rules of collaboration between products, users and designers and also elaborated on how designers can expand their self-image, without overdoing it. After the talk it was time to dig into portfolio reviews and do some networking.
The Behance Portfolio Review Week will continue until November 5, 2012 in other cities across the globe.