Design the Future
January 19–20, 2016: Training
January 20–22, 2016: Conference
San Francisco, CA
Maria  Giudice

Maria Giudice
Vice President, Experience Design, Autodesk

Innovator, artist, protagonist, and positive provocateur Maria Giudice has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. Her grasp of the pragmatic, the authentic, and the essential have kept her at the forefront of design and business for over 25 years.

Under Maria’s leadership, Hot Studio, the experience design firm she founded in 1997, grew into a full-service creative agency with an impressive list of Fortune 500 clients. In March 2013, Facebook acquired the talent behind Hot Studio. In 2015, she joined Autodesk as VP of experience design. Her latest book is Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, published by New Riders. Maria is an AIGA design fellow. She has spoken at conferences all over the world and currently serves as an adjunct professor and trustee at California College of the Arts in San Francisco.


1:15pm Friday, 01/22/2016
Location: Fire House
Maria Giudice (Autodesk), Scott Tong (Pinterest), Bo Lu (Pinterest), James DeAngelis (Pinterest)
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At Pinterest, one of our core mantras is “put Pinners first.” But what does that really mean when designing a product? How do you balance your gut, the feedback from your users, and what the numbers say? The Pinterest design team talks about the art and science of product design and explores how to build a product that hits all your aggressive growth goals but still feels human. Read more.