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Past Cambridge Event: VOL 12

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VOL 12

November 08, 2017
@ The Bradfield Centre, Cambridge Science Park

Something new is happening; for Vol. 12 we'll be at the Bradfield Centre in Cambridge's Science Park!

We will have these speakers:

Chris Massey

Peter Dawe

Alex Mallinson

Kent Height

Joe Glover

Geoff Gardner

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Making Meaningful Metrics

BY CHRIS MASSEY
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

We love to measure things to feel like we're in control of the world around us - whether that's our businesses, our websites, our products, or our bodies. Yet more often than not, we're measuring the wrong things, and thus are working to change the wrong things. Chris Massey shares some object lessons in the art of metric-making, and a simple way to help you design metrics that matter.

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Designing a Better Transport Service

BY GEOFF GARDNER
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

The new train carriages on the Heathrow Express are a masterpiece of design: cool, calm and emulating first class cabin fixtures and fittings. But how about the design of the service? It is seamless, relaxing and user-centric? This talk covers the basics of transport planning, but also considers how Service Design might help providers improve the experience at their touchpoints and how better design might be prototyped. Geoff Gardner, Freelance Transport Planner with experience of working at Heathrow, TfL and AstraZeneca.

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Inspiration

BY JOE GLOVER
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

Inspiration is a phrase banded around a lot today. From Instagram feeds filled with muscle-bound humans to quotes posted by great aunt Edna who is responding to a status which her friend Mavis asked her to share. But what happens when you are supposed to inspire others using your own thoughts and you have never really faced any real adversary? What does inspiration even mean to this slightly balding 25-year-old male, and why should it inspire you? Joe Glover explains.

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The Meaning Of Life

BY KENT HEIGHT
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

"We've got choices in life, we can decide who we are, where we are gonna go, the people were are gonna be, so just embrace that, and create your own future."

In The Meaning of Life from PechaKucha Night Cambridge Vol. 12Kent Height shares a few of the many ways one can live their lives. 

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Peter Dawe's Theory of Complex Systems

BY PETER DAWE
@ VOL 12 ON NOV 08, 2017

Peter Dawe explains how when things co-operate, mutate, remember and propagate, scary things happen. Discover why Darwin was wrong and Lamarck was right. Discover the most Intelligent being on Earth. Discover why you need not worry about AI. - The truth is scarier!

Alex Mallinson
Digital Animation Director, Alexbam Ltd in Ely
Chris Massey
Product Manager, Mind the Product in Cambridge
Joe Glover
Marketing Manager, Genie Goals in Cambridge
Kent Height
CEO, Beyond Media in Cambridge
Peter Dawe
Entrepreneur, Dawe Group in Cambridge