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Making complexity comprehensible, useful and inclusive

Thomas Otto leads interdisciplinary teams in creating digital products and services with a balanced value for people and companies. 
Working between UX, product and business with a passion for data and algorithmic systems.

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Who

Interdisciplinary, empathic, efficient and pushing boundaries

With more than 10 years of experience and 4 years of managing teams in startups, agencies (B2B, B2C and SaaS). Thomas is a seasoned designer with a wide range of skills from discovery to building successful services and organizational structure for top-performing teams. 

Design with Human Data — The ethical tool kit for data products and services

The Design Human Data Kit is a set of tools and information to enable designers and their interdisciplinary teams to create sustainable and human-centered data services. Developed from a Master’s thesis, iterated with teams and experts and designed for practical use.

Best Presentation Award

MUC 2019

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Strategic Design Berlin — A Meetup for Designers to grow in the strategic field

Strategic Design Berlin brings together experienced designers and allies  to discuss topics, methods in the field of strategic design, to grow and learn from each other. 

Design Leadership Call — A diverse group of design leaders supporting each other

A monthly group call of where international design leaders come together and discuss topics and challenges of their current roles.  Supporting and grow with each other.

Algorythmic system design — A exploration to create fair, transperent systems

A research project to explore a human-centred and iterative way to create fair and transparent algorithmic systems. Connecting experts, academia and best practices.