DDD Europe 2024 - Program

Uncovering and Optimizing Feedback Loops Together

Main Conference - Hands-on Lab


Nico Krijnen and Ivo Domburg

Nico KrijnenIvo Domburg
Thursday 30 from 11:00 until 13:00

(This is a hands-on lab with limited capacity)

Feedback loops, you know they exist, and you know they are important. Without feedback loops you only have 1 state, but we all know that the whole is always in flux, and you need feedback to deal with that! In today's complex systems, understanding and optimizing feedback loops is crucial for effective decision-making and problem-solving. When it comes to feedback loops there is no perfect way to do it and you can never do enough. But doing nothing is a huge waste. The most import thing is to gather feedback, make it visible and act on it.

Join this session to dive into the theory and practice of identifying, analyzing, and enhancing feedback loops across your technical and social landscape. You will collaborate in small groups to dissect real-world cases, unraveling the feedback mechanisms at play. We will guide you through some theory and provide practical strategies for optimization.

By the end of this workshop, you will be more conscious about possible feedback loops that apply to your context. Next to that, you will gain some tools and heuristics to recognize feedback loops around you and optimize them.


This workshop is aimed at professionals in the digital space, involved in the development of products or services. No programming experience is required.

About Nico Krijnen

An explorer at heart, Nico loves to navigate the ever changing technology landscape and find practical solutions to complex problems. For a big chunk of his career, he disrupted the DAM space by building an innovative file management solution called Elvis, which is being used by media organizations all over the world. Nico is passionate about not just building the thing right, but also building the right thing. Besides leading and supporting teams and giving direction, he likes to roll up his sleeves and experience first-hand how (and whether) the latest technologies work in the real world. He is never shy of making unconventional choices to achieve radical results.

Recordings: https://youtube.com/playlist?list=PLpsPwCgJlHhyONy7_4fb-AfYcmAS0oD7P Podcast: https://app.springcast.fm/podcast/luminis-tech-talks Slides: https://speakerdeck.com/nicokrijnen

About Ivo Domburg

Creative product lead in digital design and innovation. Fostering a strong design spirit at companies and teams that lead to experiences that matter.