Feeling out the Future: 2017 Forecast Berlin Program

Heather Martin to serve as mentor for Forecast’s second edition

Forecast is an international platform offering participants the chance to work with accomplished mentors to bring their projects to life. Six pioneers of various disciplines will offer interested participants their expertise in specifying and realizing their project ideas for the second edition of the Forecast Platform. As a renowned industry expert in interaction design, Smart’s Heather Martin will offer her expertise and holistic approach to designing compelling UX as one of these six mentors.

Vice President of Design based in our London studio, Heather leads multidisciplinary global teams on large-scale user experience and service design projects across all industry sectors. Frequently speaking on diverse topics such as the future of mobility, and digital disruption in business, Heather most recently applied this thinking for clients in the home entertainment, healthcare and transportation sectors.

Playing a crucial role in mentoring the next generation in their craft at Smart, and judging talent via awards such as the Braun Prize and Core77, Heather guides designers to think more holistically about creating meaningful, real life solutions from big ideas. At Forecast, she will select one mentee from 30 applicants, working collaboratively to bring their concept to realization.

All mentees will present their final solutions at the Forecast Festival on October 16-21, 2017.

For more information on the program, or to apply to participate, visit Forecast. Click here to view Heather in conversation with Freo Majer.