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

Scott Tong
Design Lead, Pinterest


Scott Tong leads a team of designers at Pinterest that focuses on new-user onboarding, education, and viral features. He and his team collaborate closely with design research, product management, growth engineering, and data analytics to build experiences that help people understand the value and mechanics of Pinterest.

Previously, Scott was a cofounder at IFTTT and a principal designer at IDEO. At IFTTT, he was responsible for leading all brand and user-facing product efforts across Web and mobile. During his six years at IDEO, Scott was a principal designer working on design strategy and execution across a variety of industries for clients including Samsung, Microsoft, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, P&G, ConAgra, Mizuno, and Steelcase.


1:15pm Friday, 01/22/2016
Location: Fire House
Maria Giudice (Autodesk), Scott Tong (Pinterest), Bo Lu (Pinterest), James DeAngelis (Pinterest)
Average rating: ***..
(3.17, 6 ratings)
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.