Friday, March 8 2024

9:00 – 12:30

How to Take and Organize Smart Notes (Workshop)

In this workshop, Sönke presents the personal knowledge management system known as «Zettelkasten». It is a system that works particularly well for life-long learners and… Read more

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Sönke Ahrens
Independent Researcher, Systemic Consultant, Coach

13:30 – 17:00

Visualizing the Essence of an Idea (Workshop)

Working in a team and developing software is like playing in a band. you study your audience and try to deliver a concert to their… Read more

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Roland Siegenthaler

Saturday, March 9 2024

10:30 – 11:00


11:00 – 11:15

Opening Session

11:15 – 12:00

Putting Context into Context: Navigating a World of Information (Keynote)

Context matters. Even context can be put into context. But what is the ultimate context? I suggest that there is no «ultimate context», but rather… Read more

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Sönke Ahrens
Independent Researcher, Systemic Consultant, Coach

12:00 – 12:30

ZuriACT: Zurich Accessible CiTy – Why Contextual Information Matters

Existing routing services and digital maps fail to provide practical navigation guidance for persons with mobility impairment or restrictions due to the lack of accessibility… Read more

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Hoda Allahbakhshi
Academic Associate & Group Leader, University of Zurich

12:30 – 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 – 14:00

Contextual Intelligence: Elevating UX in the Age of AI

Join us for a concise exploration into the practical role of contextual intelligence in enhancing user experiences in the age of AI. Learn about the… Read more

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Stephen Herold
Design Leader, Lecturer

14:00 – 14:30

Structure and Overview: Information Architecture at

What does the world really look like? What information is a world map based on? And what happens to the world map if we change… Read more

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Julia Mia Stirnemann
Designer, Inventor, Information Architect

14:30 – 14:45

Scheduling Efficiency for the Marzilibad Team (Lightning Talk)

Information is data in context. In this case study, see how improving data quality resulted in better managed change for the City of Bern’s Marzilibad… Read more

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Ron Hyams

14:45 – 15:00

Context and Authenticity in Historic Archives (Lightning Talk)

In this lightning talk, Tobias presents the importance of context and contextualization for historical archives. Today, archives no longer receive analog documents, but digital data… Read more

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Tobias Wildi
Professor for Archival Studies, Independent Consultant

15:00 – 15:15

Lightning Talks Discussion

15:15 – 15:45

Coffee Break

15:45 – 16:30

Improv(e) your Leadership – When Improv Theater Meets Leadership

You will discover how the art of making spontaneous decisions, collaborating in the moment, and playing off each other’s strengths can not only craft a… Read more

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Gilles Demarty
User Experience Architect

16:30 – 16:50

Visual Summary

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Roland Siegenthaler


Closing Session and Networking

Unfortunately, Lauren had to cancel her appearance at short notice. She will record her talk and make it available afterwards.

Navigating the AI Landscape: Context as the Anchor

In the ever-evolving realm of artificial intelligence, understanding the pivotal role of context is paramount, especially in the use of Generative AI. Join me in… Read more

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Lauren Hawker Zafer
Chief Marketing Officer @ Squirro