“Brand New Knowledge” – Thesis workshop 1 “Virtual Teams: Knowledge Sharing Across Locations and Organizations”

Welcome to this year’s first event for our collaboration partners in the industry: “Brand New Knowledge” – practitioner workshops based on our students’ thesis work

Every year, hundreds of thesis students at the IT University of Copenhagen spend six months exploring a thesis, becoming super experts on this topic. We want to share knowledge to the Danish society, and at the same time, profile our candidates to potential employers. 

This series of two-hour workshops will provide you with brand new knowledge on different topics, and hands-on training on how to use this knowledge in your own work.

On January 22nd, we’re proud to present: Virtual Teams: Knowledge Sharing Across Locations and Organizations with Corinna Nisi.

“Today, many projects are carried out across organizational boundaries and national borders. Individuals from diverse professional backgrounds, including different cultures and thinking, form efficient working groups, often under enormous time pressure. Knowledge sharing practices are very important as project members have less common knowledge (e.g., contextual, functional, organizational, and personal knowledge), especially in short-term projects.

Project managers and teams have a growing responsibility to build greater skills to comprehend relational complexities, handle possible ambiguity, and facilitate collaboration processes through virtual media. Often, these practitioners still struggle with the HOW.”

Virtual Teams: Knowledge Sharing Across Locations and Organizations aims at promoting knowledge and awareness of social and cultural dynamics on knowledge creation and sharing, and will help you to understand how knowledge is created within your project context. You will be participating in discussions and sharing your experiences from working in the industry.

Join us on January 22nd if:

      • You are responsible for coordinating teams of different locations, various professional backgrounds, including different cultures and thinking
      • You use communication technologies such as MS Teams / Skype but see a potential for enhancing your collaboration methods
      • You are ready to step back to reflect on your current approaches and are motivated to learn new perspectives

Apply for a seat here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/brand-new-knowledge-thesis-workshops-1-knowledge-sharing-in-disparatevirtual-teams-tickets-87934916703

 We will confirm your particpation, and send more information about the agenda, on January 15th.

Let the Build Lab help you!

Let the Build Lab help you!

Now that exams are (almost) over, it’s time to start thinking about thesis projects and electives for next year. The BUILD Lab has lots of contacts in the industry who would love to work with you.
 
For example, one of our lovely contacts has four different projects:
Customer Experience:
– How can we optimize the Customer Journey?
– What can we do to improve our processes and optimize sales?
– What are our customers’ needs, and how can we improve to cover them better?
 
Microsoft Teams:
In 2020, we would like to roll out virtual groups, and will need help getting started with this project.
– Who should be in our groups/teams
– What are their needs?
– How do we structure Teams so our stakeholders’ needs best are fulfilled?
– What should the Team “memberships” include?
– How should we communicate with our stakeholders?
 
Integration of webCRM, Outlook and our homepage:
– How do we integrate meetings from Outlook
– Can we use a form on the website for new customer signups
 
Homepage:
– Re-design of our Wordpress homepage
– Our website needs to be optimized and needs improved UX
– We need an integrated payment system
 
Write to build@itu.dk if you’d like us to put you in contact with them!

World Usability Day 2019 at the IT University

World Usability Day 2019 at the IT University

 

World Usability Day 2019

The BUILD Connections Lab, World Usability Day Denmark, and UX Forum Copenhagen are happy to invite students, researchers and partners in the industry to join us in celebrating World Usability Day on

November 14, 2019 from 7-9:30pm 

The event will be hosted in the student Friday bar (ScrollBar) at the IT University of Copenhagen, Rued Langgaards Vej 7.

Agenda:
19:30 Welcome, pizza & drinks and networking
20:00 – 21:30 Talks, a quiz, and networking (more information soon!)

Read more, and sign up here: World Usability Day 2019 at the IT University

Also, read more about the World Usability Day 2019 here: https://worldusabilityday.org/portfolio-item/2019-design-for-the-future-we-want/

Helle Martens
Lab Manager
ITU’s BUILD Connections Lab