Human-Centered AI Consultancy

 
 
 

Turning companies into AI companies through human-centered design

We're standing on the shoulders of giants by applying IDEO's Design Thinking and Google Ventures' Design Sprint

 
 
IMG_3684_2.png
 
 

"AI is probably the most important thing humanity has ever worked on, I think of it as something more profound than electricity or fire."

 
 
 

Sundar Pichai, CEO, Google

 
 
sundar-pichai-google-ia-importante-come-energia-elettrica-ed-fuoco-v4-318280.jpg
 

Out now for designers, innovators, business consultants: 

 
 

Identify AI opportunities in your business with our simplified AI-Design Sprint Set

 
 
IMG_8057.JPG
IMG_8386_2.png
 
 
 

For identifying AI opportunities in your business and developing the most relevant AI solution for your user segment/target group. 

We developed this simplified version of our AI-Design Sprint Canvas that goes together with our AI-Card Deck for anyone to have a go with AI. Of course this is only the basic, simplified version of our AI-Design Sprint we lead with enterprises, but you can work with it and get to great results. 

We'll send you the AI-Card Deck, the AI-Design Sprint Canvas is for download, printed on five A3 pages. 

150,00 Euro

 
 
 

human-centered

 
 
 

AI is all about people

 
 
 

People start the AI projects and drive AI projects forward inside your organisation. They buy-into your AI concepts and strategy. They train AI and interact with it for their first time and second time – these people determine the success of the AI implementation in your organisation.

 
 
rawpixel-274858-unsplash.jpg
 

process

 
 
 

Phase 1: 

The AI-Design Sprint is a three-day session for an organisation to identify their AI opportunities and develop their AI strategy

 
 
 
55.png
 
 
 

We lead industry specific AI-Design Sprints. We are known for our AI-Design Sprint Finance, and AI-Design Sprint Fashion. We lead AI-Design Sprint Public Services, AI-Design Sprint E-Commerce, and AI-Design Sprint Mobility.  

 
 
 

For whom

 
 
  • Top management

  • Innovation lab

  • Product team

  • Service designer

  • "I know a lot about AI"-people
  • digital product designer

  • anyone that wants to add AI to their business

  • "I don't know anything about AI"-people

 
 
 

WTF is AI? 

How could AI help my business? 

We are not Google, Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Microsoft, how could we use AI as a regular business?

 

Isn't AI only about bots?

From the many opportunities to apply AI what is the right one for us?

 
 
 

Outcome: 

  • Identified AI opportunities in your industry or your business

  • You developed the most relevant AI use for your business

  • Gained an overview of AI technology

  • Your data strategy

  • Improved your product through AI

  • Validated your existing AI concepts

  • Buy-in and ownership of your AI strategy

 
 

Phase 2: 

we bring your AI strategy to a pilot and to a scaled solution by putting together the right team and coaching the people interacting with the AI. 

 
 
1248.jpg
 

Our story

 

Before 2017

  • Mike lectured in Digital Concept Development (BA) and taught courses on emerging technology for interaction design students and creative communication students (BA). Furthermore he is the author of a book on business innovation, and lead teams in organisations through a user-focused process developing new services. He founded the business design company urge.
  • Maria and Jonas received their Masters in Service Systems Design at Aalborg University. 

2017

  • Helping his students develop business concepts using technology Mike used paper-based tools like cards. Mike focused on AI, developed the AI-Card Deck and condensed the elements of the Google Venture design sprint method to an intense couple-hour session for the C-Suite.
  • In September he launched the AI-Design Sprint at Copenhagen Techfestival and The Conference in Malmø. In October he lead an AI-Design Sprint with Grupo Falabella in Santiago Chile in collaboration with Hyper Island.
  • Version 2.0 was launched together with Maria and Jonas at Copenhagen Startup Weekend. 

2018

  • We developed version 3.0 of the AI-Card Deck and the AI-Design Sprint Canvas. We lead an AI-Design Sprint Finance with Mittweida Innovation Region in collab with gannaca, an open one in Copenhagen, and one with Capital Market Partners. Furthermore we lead an AI-Design Sprint Fashion at the AI festival META Marathon in Düsseldorf, as well as an AI-Design Sprint Boardroom with LYNX online broker in Berlin in collab with Rlevance. 
  • We are making the simplified AI-Design Sprint easily accessible for designers. We are looking forward in working with business consultants and AI providers. And we are looking forward in working with enterprises and public service organisations in applying AI. 

Why we do what we do

We want people to understand the huge value they can deliver through AI – directly, or indirectly through automation. And we want business teams to have the confidence in developing their AI solution themselves and make decisions regarding AI. 

 
 

The team

 
 
mike.png

Mike Brandt, Co-founder, Creative Director / Human-centered AI strategist. LinkedIn

maria88.png

Maria Angelica Saavedra Hernandez, Partner, Service Designer, Master of Science (M.Sc.), Service Systems Design. LinkedIn

jonas33.png

Jonas Wenke, Partner, Service Designer, Master of Science (M.Sc.), Service Systems Design. LinkedIn

123.png

Partner, AI Expert. To be disclosed soon. 

 
 
mikkeline2.png

Mikkeline Albeck, Partner, Brilliant Person & Business Development. LinkedIn

345.png

Brilliant Person & Outreach. To be disclosed soon. 

 
 
1250.jpg
 

"Your session was super powerful ... the clients loved it." 

Hazel Swayne, director of tailored solutions, hyper island

 
1267.jpg
 
 
33.jpg