Creative Director and Product Innovation Lead

Daniel Goddemeyer is an award - winning independent designer and consultant who helps companies to envision future products, services and interactions - often focused on utilizing the potentials of data- and AI-driven technologies.

Throughout his 15+ years career he has directly worked with global clients such as Google AI Research, Volkswagen Future Center, Audi Data Intelligence, the Microsoft Envision Team, the BBVA Innovation Center and Lego as well as startups such as Citizen on a variety of product innovation and design projects.

When working with clients, he typically advises as outside consultant, contributes to projects individually or closely collaborates with internal teams to provide creative thought leadership that helps to translate research into future product opportunities, concepts and design solutions.

He is particularly interested in applying his understanding of the nuances of human behavior to investigate how our relationships with each other will evolve in the future, when they are becoming increasingly mediated through technology.

In his projects and through workshops he continuously experiments with highly experiential innovation methods that, by getting us out of our comfort zone, open up new, future perspectives for product design and development.

These explorations, in combination with practical collaborations with engineers and scientists, enable him to provide a unique view point on product innovation to clients.

From 2012 - 2018 he was the founder and principal of Offc., a New York City based award - winning design studio that specialized in transforming data and AI - driven technologies into new products, interactions and visualizations.

He has previously worked for agencies such as IDEO, Artefact Group, Teague, Antenna Design, ReD Associates and Future Farmers in various roles.

Next to his consulting activities he teaches the annual class Future (Im)perfect at New York City’s School of Visual Arts and the Parsons School of Design that - together with students - explores the unintended downsides of today’s emerging technologies and their products.

For his work he has received several distinctions and awards from the Art Directors Club, the Red Dot Award, the German Design Price, Fast Company's Innovation by Design, the Kantar Information is Beautiful Award and Industrial Designers Society of America.

His work has been featured in leading industry publications such Discursive Design, Cultural Analytics and Data Visualization in Society, Wired Magazine, the Creators Projects as well as CBS News.

His work has been exhibited internationally such as at the Westbound Shanghai Architectural Biennial, Data in the 21st Century exhibition at V2 Rotterdam, Data Traces Riga and the Big Bang Data exhibition at London’s Somerset house.

He is an avid speaker and has recently spoken at conferences such as Interaction18, OFFF Barcelona, FITC Toronto, MTP Engage and TEDx among others.

He holds an MA from the Design Interactions program at the Royal College of Art.

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