Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Alastair Simpson

Alastair Simpson
Head of Design, Software Teams, Atlassian

Website | @alanstairs

Alastair Simpson is head of design for software teams at Atlassian. Alastair is an advocate of using design-thinking methodologies to solve complex business problems. Previously, he worked at global publisher Reed Business Information and a digital consultancy firm consulting to Qantas, Foxtel, and Telstra. Alastair also owns a rather large T-shirt collection.


1:15pm–1:55pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Level: Intermediate
Alastair Simpson (Atlassian)
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Within four years, Atlassian's design team has increased from 6 designers to 126. Building and managing a design team of this size is one thing; integrating it into a traditionally engineering-led organization is another. Alastair Simpson shares how Atlassian has successfully embraced design as a first-class discipline and is transitioning from an engineering- to an experience-led company. Read more.