The Get Emocional! workshop has a long history already, dating back to 2006 when the first editions were facilitated by myself and Paul Hughes (Lava). Now 5 years later, the workshop still stands strong, introducing many people in different parts of the world to SusaGroup‘s practical and structural methodology to integrate emotion in the design and creative process.
Me and Lars have been on tour for the last 3 months, and have been teaching ‘design for emotion’ to over 130 people with diverse backgrounds. We have been in South Africa where we gave a key-note at the Saaffi seminar and a workshop in the lovely botanical gardens in Pretoria. In April we continued at the UOC (UX team) in Barcelona, then back to the Netherlands where we did the workshop with a large group of architects (JSA). Off to Spain again where we organized a workshop with Utopic_US in Madrid for talented designers from different companies in the Madrid area, flew to Bilbao (Spain) to give a key-note at the Emotion & Design seminar and gave a workshop to 34 of the attendants and went straight to Riga (Latvia) to be received by a great group of designers related to the Latvian Art Academy. We ended in Riga with a fast paced Pecha Kucha about emotional product experience.
Next week, we will be in Lisbon (June 29th) to give a Get Emocional! workshop as appatizer for the DBattle design conference (text in Portuguese, but workshop in English!) next year. We will be most happy to see you there! Until then, below is a short impression of our tour so far.