Designing Design Orgs **Sold Out**

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Designing Design Orgs **Sold Out**

Time: November 17, 2016 from 6pm to 9pm
Location: Medium Headquarters
Street: 760 Market St.
City/Town: San Francisco, CA
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Event Type: panel, discussion, meetup, speakers
Organized By: Sharon Cardinal
Latest Activity: Nov 17, 2016

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Now that designers have a seat at the table, how should the table be set and organized? Having the right organizational structure in place is just as important for empowering designers, fostering creativity, and encouraging collaboration within and across teams.

Join us for a lively discussion moderated by Peter Merholz, co-author of Org Design for Design Orgs. Our panel of design leaders share what works (and what doesn’t) as we navigate the the changing landscape of in-house design organizations.

Doors open at 6PM, talks begin 6:30PM

Medium will provide light snacks and beverages. 

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Andrew leans on 25 years of experience in visual, interaction, and product design for a deep perspective on creating meaningful product experiences for people. He has led design and brand teams on projects for Uber, GE, Razorfish and Adaptive Path.

Kristin Skinner, Author Org Design for Design Orgs, Managing Director/Adaptive Path and Head of Design Management/Capital One

Kristen began her career in design management at Bay Area startups and then went on establish a new Design Manager role at Microsoft. She co-programs and hosts Adaptive Path's annual MX Conference, has spoken at MX, DMI, and UX Week, and recently taught sold-out workshops at MX15 and MX16 on the Management of Design.

Austin Hastings, Director of Design and Content, Hotwire

Creative leader and manager of a multi-disciplinary User Experience design team, with responsibility for driving product look and feel, brand design, photography and content. Prior to management, practiced for +10 years as a senior-level hybrid visual and interaction designer, creating end-to-end innovative experiences for Bank of America and Hotwire (Expedia).

Seasoned leader of cross-disciplinary design and development teams within startups and large corporations.

Lori Kaplan, VP Experience Design, Lending Club

Leading the design team transforming the banking system to make borrowing more affordable and investing more rewarding. 

Peter Merholz, Author Org Design for Design Orgs, Leading design for Blockchain and Identity at IBM

For over 15 years Peter has been been a dedicated thinker, writer, and public speaker about user experience. A founder of Adaptive Path, Peter has gone on to author several books on design, and lead teams for Groupon, Jawbone, and OpenTable.

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Comment by Michael Betts on November 10, 2016 at 10:51am

Great line up! Hope I can make it.

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