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

Kathryn McElroy
Design Lead and UX Designer, IBM Watson

Website | @kemcelroy

Kathryn McElroy is an advisory designer for the IBM Mobile Innovation Lab in Austin, Texas. Kathryn is an award-winning designer and photographer and is passionate about near-future technology and building electronics and smart objects. She has published tutorials of her projects in Make magazine and Fast Company and is currently writing a book, Prototyping for Designers, for O’Reilly. Kathryn regularly speaks about design thinking, prototyping, and user experience design. In her spare time, she volunteers to get girls involved in STEM fields by speaking at schools and after-school events and on career panels.


1:30pm–5:00pm Monday, March 20, 2017
Location: Tower Salon A
Kathryn McElroy (IBM Watson), Kelly Lohr (IBM)
Kathryn McElroy and Kelly Lohr walk you through physical prototyping with the open source electronics platform Arduino. You’ll learn the basics of prototyping with electronics, including tips and tricks on how to get started and how to write code for microcontrollers. It’s easier than you think. You’ll walk away with an Arduino starter kit and the skills to keep building when you get home. Read more.