BREAKFAST AND WELCOME
Start off the day with some complimentary breakfast
THE INTEGRATION OF DESIGN IN STARTUPS
Given by Braden Kowitz, Design Partner at Google Ventures
As more and more startups are becoming established, there is a trend of venture capital funds hiring designers. The realization of design’s importance for technology and ideas has become widespread. Kowitz spreads his knowledge and idea from his years of helping startups with their design, not just aesthetically but in user experience and flow.
LUNCH BREAK & NETWORKING
Take an hour lunch break and feed your brain and absorb what you’ve gathered. Continue the conversation with other fellow attendies during your meal.
AIRBNB & THE CHALLENGES OF DESIGNING FOR TRUST
Given by Joe Gebbia, Cofounder of Airbnb
For millions of people around the world, Airbnb has forever changed the experience of traveling. Landed as the poster child for sharing the economy, it was hard to design for the trust of people staying at a stranger’s house for a few nights. Along with luck and good timing, cofounder Joe Gebbia credit’s the company’s design sensibilities with much of its global success. As it’s creative mastermind, Joe strongly leaves in the power of design to overcome our Stranger Danger bias’, laying the foundations for the next phase of the internet.
BREAK & NETWORKING
Take a short break and freshen up with complimentary snacks and drinks. Catch up and network with more people!
HOW BEING A UX DESIGNER HELPED MY STARTUP
Given by Alexa Andrzejewski, Founder of FoodSpotting
As user interface and user experience design become more and more important, FoodSpotting revolves around its design and from that, it has gathered multiple users and distinguishes itself from other food apps out there. Join Alexa to understand how being a UX designer helped the success of her startup and why it would’ve been different if she had no design experience.
END OF THE DAY & NETWORKING
Finish up the day with more complimentary snacks and hang around to meet more great designers and attendies.