Emotionally Intelligent Design

Hosted by IxDF Johannesburg
Apr 2nd, 2019
6:30pm - 9:00pm (UTC +02:00)
VIGA Interactive, 1 Bompas Rd, Dunkeld West, Randburg, Johannesburg
7 IxDF Members (and some non-members) are attending
This is a free Local Group meet-up
Attendance is free.
You don't have to be a member to attend.
What are Local Groups?
Local Groups will expand your career network—whether you are interested in learning new skills, finding job opportunities or looking for a new employee.
A Local Group is a group of people who, like you, are passionate about design. Local Groups organize meetings to get inspired, have fun and learn from one another.

Meet-Up Details


Topic overview

In this session we explore the concepts behind human-centred design and the tenets of emotional intelligence. We also look at how to improve human-centred design by leveraging emotional intelligence. The session includes interactive elements which help participants think outside the box and challenge conventional wisdom. This assists in finding the best synergy between meeting expectations while remaining creative and innovative.

Guest speaker: Innocente Burger

Speaker Bio:

As someone who values a purposeful life above all else Innocente is enthusiastically working towards unlocking potential and human performance capacity in businesses. She enjoys working with purpose-driven organisations that value their employees and what they deliver. This results in fulfilled employees who are more productive, creative and innovative. This approach is not only good for employees but also for business. Given the current economic climate and the resultant strain on our currency most clients feel the pressure of having to do more with the resources available to them.

Innocente decided to be a business woman at the age of fourteen and has never looked back. She loves the fulfilment of having a career and achieving her goals, as well as helping others achieve their's. She considers the fact that people would subject themselves, or others, to working in occupations where they find no fulfilment or joy inhumane. Her goal is to rectify this by ensuring that organisational strategy, culture, leadership and performance management systems are aligned to provide employees with an opportunity to show-up at their best in organisations. This increases productivity and positively impacts the bottom line in organisations.

Innocente is the Founder of PerformForward. The company name honours the forward-focused approach she developed which is based on over 20 years of business experience in various disciplines, including psychology, human resources, organisational development, internal communications, project management and marketing. She is also a business coach and an eternal learner who believes that continual improvement and a growth mindset provides for endless opportunity in life.

Meet-Up Discussion

Hi all! Please use this discussion thread to discuss Emotionally Intelligent Design held on Apr 2, 2019. Feel free to ask questions about the place, date and time, agenda of the meeting, or anything else.

Is it going to be streamed online by any chance?

I record when possible, then share via youtube. In the meantime, check out some of our previous meetups over here:


Hi Everyone!

Parking instructions & Directions to the office:

Please arrive from 18:30. (we start at 19:00) It would be simplest to come in via boom from Bompas Rd. Park anywhere on your left as you pass the boom, close to the entrance. Take the lifts to the 1st floor, turn right as you exit the lift and VIGA will be the office at the end of the corridor.

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