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Behind the Design: A Peek into UX at Google

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Behind the Design: A Peek into UX at Google

Time: August 14, 2013 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Google Office, 4th Floor
Street: 345 Spear St.
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
Website or Map: https://maps.google.com/maps?…
Event Type: event, speakers, palen
Organized By: Anya Kogan & Sharon Cardinal
Latest Activity: Aug 22, 2013

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Event Description

*SOLD OUT* “Focus on the user and all else will follow.” This is the mantra that leads Google’s core principles and it drives our passion for innovation and excellence in every endeavor. Nobody knows this better than Google’s design team, which puts all of its talent and energy towards making the user experience more usable, useful, and beautiful.

Want to know how they do it? Join several of our top User Experience Leaders for a look behind the scenes of Design at Google. Bring your questions to the Q&A that follows, moderated by Google UX Designer, Anya Kogan.

Panelists:

Jon Wiley, Lead Designer, Google Search

Jon Wiley leads the User Experience team for Google Search, working each day to make the search experience more usable, useful, and beautiful. Since 2006, Jon has had the opportunity to design for nearly every Google product. You see his work every time you look at the Google logo. Prior to Google, Jon designed for Hoover's, managed web communications for Texas Governor Rick Perry, owned a theater, and performed improv and sketch comedy. Jon has starred in viral videos seen by millions, most recently as The Autocompleter on YouTube.

Cordell Ratzlaff, UX Director, Ads and Commerce

Cordell leads a team of artists, scientists, inventors, storytellers, and advocates who work at the intersection of beauty and complexity. Google’s Advertising and Commerce products connect consumers and producers, buyers and sellers, and advertisers and publishers in the biggest marketplace in the world.

Jason Cornwell, Lead Designer, Gmail

As the leader of the Gmail UX team, Jason is constantly working to improve the experience of the hundreds of millions of users of the world's most popular email service.  Jason helps guide Gmail's continued evolution through empathy for users and their stories, deep and data-driven understanding of human behavior, and a healthy disregard for the impossible.

Brynn Evans, UX Designer, Google+

Brynn Evans joined Google+ the day before it launched on June 27th 2011, giving her a unique perspective on how the product has grown and evolved. Since then she's worked on nearly every part of Google+ in some capacity, but has been primarily responsible for the signup, onboarding, and stream experiences. Earlier this year Brynn led the the Google+ desktop redesign, bringing clarity and consistency across platforms and emotional engagement to the product as a whole.  

Evelyn Kim, Lead UX Designer, Google Local Search

Born and raised in Southern California, Evelyn Kim is currently the Lead UX designer for Google Local Search in New York. She first joined Google in 2007 and led the visual design and user experience in Google Maps, Google+ Local, and Earth interfaces. Evelyn has also had speaking engagements on design at Google at SXSW and Rhode Island School of Design.

6:00 – 7:00 pm: Networking with Appetizers/Drinks

7:00 – 8:30 pm: Presentations and Q&A

8:30 – 9:00 pm: Networking

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Comment Wall

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on August 2, 2013 at 12:43pm

Hey all. This popular event is already over capacity and RSVP's have been closed. We are working trying to open up more seats. Please stay tuned.

Comment by Ron Brannan on August 7, 2013 at 1:25pm

Sharon: Your update email on this event was cut off. It went to "From 6PM to 6:" and that was it.

Comment by Jack Skates on August 7, 2013 at 1:31pm

Did I see that some seats opened up? I'm assuming if the RSVP is working on this page it's still open? Thanks!

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on August 7, 2013 at 1:32pm

Great news! We are opening up the guest list to accommodate more RSVP's. 

Due to overwhelming demand and limited capacity, here's how it will work. Doors open at 6PM. From 6PM to 6:45PM, people who are on the RSVP list will have preferred entry. At 6:45 we will open the doors to everyone (those who RSVP's and those who didn't) until we are at capacity.  The last people to arrive will use the standing room only section.

Moral of the story:  RSVPs will only be honored before 6:45PM, after that, you are not guaranteed entry. 

Also… Our host, Anya, would love to get some questions for the panel in advance. So please post these in the comments. Looking forward to a great night of Design Discussion!

However, here's how it will work. Doors open at 6PM. From 6PM to 6:45PM, people who are on the RSVP list will have preferred entry. At 6:45 we will open the doors to everyone (those who RSVP's and those who didn't) until we are at capacity.  The last people to arrive will use the standing room only section.

Moral of the story:  RSVPs will only be honored before 6:45PM, after that, you are not guaranteed entry. 

Also… Our host, Anya, would love to get some questions for the panel in advance. So please post these in the comments. Looking forward to a great night of Design Discussion!

Comment by David Luhman on August 7, 2013 at 1:34pm

Great, just RSVP thanks for opening up some seats!

David Luhman, Mobile Designer

www.thunderfruit.com

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on August 7, 2013 at 1:40pm

And SOLD OUT again!! In less than 10 minutes all of the extra RSVP's were filled! Love the enthusiasm from this design community! Be sure to post your questions to the panel right here in the comments.

I am sorry if  you weren't able to RSVP, but we are not opening up any more seats, so please don't email me to ask. Thank you!

Comment by Renee Anderson on August 14, 2013 at 9:38am
For some reason the message about those who RSVP'd to come by 6:45 didn't reach me, and I suspect others didn't get the message either. Could you resend this to the group? Thanks.
Comment by Yingying Zhang on August 14, 2013 at 9:45am

Question for the panelists:

How well do your design team and development team collaborate to maintain high productivity? How do you make communication across teams effective and efficient?

Comment by Sharon Cardinal on August 14, 2013 at 9:49am

Reminder! Due to overwhelming demand and limited capacity, here's how it will work. Doors open at 6PM. From 6PM to 6:45PM, people who are on the RSVP list will have preferred entry. At 6:45 we will open the doors to everyone (those who RSVP's and those who didn't) until we are at capacity.  The last people to arrive will use the standing room only section.

Moral of the story:  RSVPs will only be honored before 6:45PM, after that, you are not guaranteed entry. 

Also… Our host, Anya, would love to get some questions for the panel in advance. So please post these in the comments. Looking forward to a great night of Design Discussion!

Comment by David Luhman on August 14, 2013 at 10:01pm

Awesome event, any chance there will be publishing video or a slideshare of the panel presentation?

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