Jeroen Timmer
Founder at EnvelopeBook

Jeroen Timmer’s brain is always ON. He is a creative thinker and tinkerer, 24/7 on the lookout for alternative solutions that make this world a better place. He is trained in IT, worked at Sony and decided to switch careers. With a diploma at Rietveld Arts Academy under his belt, he now works as an independent circular designer.

Talk | Dare to Ask: How to get into the question mood

Did you ask someone a question today?

The art of conversing with another human, having a dialogue, creates deeper connections and increases our empathy towards others. But nowadays there is a lot of focus on asking quick questions to get instant answers. More and more we turn to our screens to provide us with these answers. But aren’t we losing something when we forget to ask more questions, broader questions, sincere questions, creative questions, especially to other human beings?

In this talk we will dive into the topic of asking questions. It provides surprising insights from past and present-day masters of questionology, like Socrates, a hairdresser, Einstein, a help desk employee, Lao Tse and a police detective.

After this talk you will be able to ask more and better questions in all kinds of everyday situations: at birthday parties, business meetings, a first date, at the bus stop or in your UX projects.

Are you ready to turn the focus to the other person, ask questions, listen better and in the end: learn more?

Jeroen Timmer
Founder at EnvelopeBook
Els Dragt
Trend Researcher // Trainer // Author at How to Research Trends