Alexander is creative technology officer at DDB, a marketing and advertising agency that relies on insights into human nature, respect for the consumer and the power of creativity. Alexander designs interactive technology experiences (web, mobile and installations) with an emphasis on craft, scalability, process and methods.
Joe Gebbia is a multi-disciplinary designer, creative entrepreneur, and global explorer. He is the co-founder and CPO of Airbnb, which began in 2008 out of the necessity to pay his rent. What started as three airbeds, a pop-tart breakfast, welcoming hosts and an insider’s guide to the city, is now a global phenomenon of hospitality, human connectivity and economic stimulation. With an eye for simplicity and an appreciation of craft, Gebbia leads the team in creating imminently marketable products. The results are cutting-edge yet useful tools that impact the user’s experience from the moment of online contact to the end of their physical stay.
At PSFK 2017, Studio Industries CEO Mike Lee teleported us in a time machine to the grocery store of the future, where experiences will reign over products
The Satisfying Day Spa will be an immersive pop-up experience that manifests as a digital-era day spa that uses focused sensory stimulation to relieve stress and anxiety. The experimental designers behind Luxury Escapism will create a day-spa inspired by what they call “oddly satisfying experiences”. These include seemingly mundane activities like slime-making, sand-cutting or perfectly nestled objects. […]