The Design Method: Using Process to Hack Design

Time: 10.15-11.00 Thursday, 6. Nov 2014
Session: How to create quality design work
Track: User experience design

Location: Room K

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Eric Karjaluoto is creative director at Vancouver-based agency smashLAB, where he focuses on strategy and design.

Since 2000, he’s collaborated with clients including The Vancouver Aquarium, The Nature Conservancy, lululemon, WWF Canada, Tourism Vancouver, and UMN’s Institute on the Environment. This work has been recognized by TIME, Communication Arts, Icograda, and others.

Eric authored the books Speak Human and The Design Method; and writes regularly about design at

He lives in Vancouver with his wife and two boys, and enjoys running, hiking, cycling, and skiing. This is 2nd trip to Aarhus.


smashLAB is a design studio based in Vancouver, Canada that produces clear, meaningful, and intuitive work. These projects include applications, brands, and websites—developed both for clients and as internal experiments.

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