The 5th edition of the Experience Design Event will take place on November 16, 2016, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands. The program and the details of the conference are currently under development.

Below you can find the details of the one-day hackathon during the 4th edition of the Experience Design Event, on November 13, 2015. A photo impression of the hackathon can be found here.

The Municipality of Eindhoven hosted in close cooperation with Citymarketing agency Eindhoven365 a City Design Experience Hackathon. This event hosted during the Experience Design Event and GLOW, is a next step in the development of a new strategy for the inner city area of Eindhoven.

Early 2015 the process has started with the publication of a position paper to have a clear view on what already official had been stated about the future inner city Eindhoven. This paper was followed by a benchmark study amongst international ‘competitive cities’ to determine the new playing field in order to scope the new ambition.

Beginning of September 2015 an interactive workshop was hosted with a group of 70 inner city stakeholders from several domains like hospitality, retail, leisure, culture and urban planning. In these groups 8 ‘magazine covers’ of Eindhoven Inner City 2025 where created to set a clear joint ambition.

The hackathon had set 3 x 3 areas to create strategy: Offering Inner City, Experience Inner City and Quality of Public Space Inner City from the perspective Living in the City, Working in the City and Staying in the City.

To come to this strategy we had 6 teams of 5 participants joining us in this effort. The 6 teams were divided in three sections to have a broad view on strategic options. Internal Stakeholders, External Experts and International & Talent.


Friday 13 November

09:00 – 09:30  : Welcome and coffee
09:30 – 10:00  : Opening by Mayor Rob van Gijzel
10:00 – 10:30  :  Introduction Vera Gielen
10:30 – 11:45  : Track 1 + 2
11:45 – 12:15  : Pitch Tracks
12:15 – 13:00  : Lunch
13:00 – 14:15  : Track 3 + 4
14:15 – 14:45  : Pitch Tracks
14:45 – 15:00  : Energy Break
15:00 – 16:15  : Track 5 + 6
16:15 – 16.45  : Pitch Tracks
16.45 – 17.00  : Wrap up
17.00 – 17.30  : Drinks


Designhuis, Stadhuisplein 3, 5611 EM, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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