Designing connected products: Practical experience design for the IoT
Claire Rowland (Independent), Elizabeth Goodman (confectious), Martin Charlier (Unmade)
Claire Rowland, Elizabeth Goodman, and Martin Charlier offer a solid, practical grounding in the core principles and techniques for creating great UX with hardware, applications, and data, enabling you to hit the ground running as a connected product designer.
Product strategy for designers
Benjamin Yoskovitz (Highline BETA)
Ben Yoskovitz provides an in-depth, hands-on exploration of business strategy, product management, and the role of design in both of these disciplines. Over two days, Ben guides you through various tools, techniques, and processes for understanding and mapping business strategies, measuring what matters, and learning how to build quality products that solve real problems.
Designing conversational UIs
Cathy Pearl (Sensely)
Cathy Pearl demonstrates how to design a system that follows good conversational UI principles.
2-day MBA: Essential business skills for designers
Derek Alderton (UCLA Anderson School of Management)
Derek Alderton guides you through EMBAD, a two-day program for experienced design professionals who increasingly need to interact and deal effectively with senior management. You'll gain an understanding of the concepts, vocabulary, and priorities of senior management by discussing a series of real-world situations as though you were actually part of the senior executive team.
Evan Ryan (Fresh Tilled Soil)
Evan Ryan guides you through a mini design sprint, giving you firsthand experience of what it’s like to apply this process to a business challenge. Along the way, you’ll hear stories of how other organizations have implemented design sprints and engage in discussions of tips and pitfalls for executing design sprints in your organization.
Designing data visualizations
Rune Madsen (NYU)
Rune Madsen explains how to design compelling visual stories from data.
Break: Monday: Opening Reception
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