MaGIC Academy: Developers & Designers - Increase Your Productivity With Creative and Critical Thinking (No Registration Required. Just Show Up!)

About the Speaker:

Barry Munsterteiger

Barry Munsterteiger is the Creative Instigator at Mozilla. This unique role spans many different teams including events, product, marketing, creative, and strategy to instill creative and critical thinking across the organization. Prior to joining Mozilla in 2011 Barry spent 11 years working with Silicon Valley’s most iconic brands, Adobe, Sony, Google, Yahoo, Samsung, Qualcomm, Pixar, and Apple. While employed at Apple he created and built the motion graphics team for the first 4 years, then changed teams to be the creative lead on all R&D for Safari and Webkit. Barry’s diverse background of roles blends the creative and technical worlds to bring the best ideas into reality, regardless of the tools being used. His Industrial and Graphic Design degrees from the University of Cincinnati‘s Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) program set the platform for his innovative and creative approach to solution focused design and problem solving.


Entrepreneurial success relies on approaching problems with a creative mind and critical eye. This week long seminar is designed to teach participants multiple tactics for creative and critical thinking in a fast-paced, adaptive, and agile environment with a focus on communication. Communication styles between people of different areas of expertise, personality types, educational backgrounds, and job functions present unique business challenges, especially in start-up environments. Creative and Critical conversations are often driving by passion. Passion and logic are often conflicting and at odds, even in developed, established and successful companies. How are you thinking about the future of your company?

Key Takeways:

  • Understanding the differences between creative and critical thinking

  • Understanding the origins of ideas and thoughts

  • Collaboration techniques for developers and creatives

  • Being productive with creative and critical feedback

  • When to narrow and when to expand

  • Efficient vs effective thinking

  • Business applications of the different thinking types

  • Creative and critical problem solving and decision making techniques and exercises

Pre - Requisite & Planning:

  • Entrepreneurial attitude

  • An open mind

Event Schedule:

Session 1 : 19 October 2015, 10am-3pm

Session 2 : 20 October 2015, 10am-3pm

Session 3 : 21 October 2015, 10am-3pm

Session 4 : 22 October 2015, 10am-3pm

Session 5 : 23 October 2015, 10am-3pm


19-22 October 2015:
  • 10 am - 12 pm : Workshop
  • 12 pm - 1 pm : Lunch
  • 1 pm - 3 pm : Workshop
23 October 2015:
  • 10 am - 12 pm : Workshop
  • 12.30 pm - 2.30 pm : Prayer Break/ Lunch
  • 2.30 pm - 3.30 pm : Workshop
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MaGIC, Block 3730 Persiaran APEC, 63000 Cyberjaya. Malaysia
Malaysian Global Innovation & Creativity Centre

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