Maria giudice mx2015
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Maria Giudice

Product Design Director, Facebook

In March 2013, Facebook acquired the talent behind Hot Studio where Maria now works as Director of Product Design. Her latest book, Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design, is published by New Riders.

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Mx2015 john maeda
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John Maeda

Design Partner, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers

John Maeda is a world-renowned artist, graphic designer, computer scientist, and educator whose career reflects his philosophy of humanizing technology.

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Scott berkun mx2015 v2
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Scott Berkun

Author, The Year Without Pants

Scott Berkun is a popular writer on creativity, philosophy, culture, business and many subjects. He’s the author of six books, including The Myths of Innovation, Confessions of a Public Speaker, The Year Without Pants and other fine books.

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Dia penning mx 2015

Dia J. Penning

Director of Curriculum, World Trust Educational Services

Dia Penning challenges established institutions to bring those at the margins into the center, through equity learning, social justice and creative transformation.

Lisa soloman mx2015

Lisa Kay Solomon

Author, Moments of Impact

Lisa teaches innovation at the MBA in Design Strategy program at the California College of the Arts, where she helps emerging leaders embrace their full potential as innovators using the concrete skills, tools and mindsets of design.

Russ unger mx2015

Russ Unger

Director, Experience Design, 18F: U.S. Government Digital Service Delivery Agency | GSA

Russ Unger is an Experience Design Director in Chicago where he leads teams and projects in design and research. He is co-author of the books A Project Guide to UX Design, Designing the Conversation, and Speaker Camp for New Riders.

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Katie M. Dill

Head of Experience Design, Airbnb

As the Head ​of Experience Design​ at Airbnb, Katie leads the interaction and visual design​ers​ defining Airbnb’s digital products and services.

David vanesselstyn mx2015

David VanEsselstyn

Director of User Experience, MakerBot

Dave is the Director of User Experience at MakerBot where he leads a dynamic multi-disciplinary team that is working to bring 3D printing to professionals, educators, and everyday makers.

Gretchen anderson mx2015

Gretchen Anderson

VP of Product, GreatSchools

Gretchen has never met a wicked design problem she didn't like. As the head of product development for a large non-profit she's found one she really loves – designing the organization itself.

D'wayne edwards mx2015

D'Wayne Edwards

Founder, PENSOLE

In 2010 D’Wayne founded PENSOLE––the first academy in the U.S. dedicated to Footwear Design.

Kim erwin mx2015

Kim Erwin

Assistant Professor, IIT Institute of Design

Kim Erwin is an assistant professor at the IIT Institute of Design, focused on helping teams explore, build and diffuse critical knowledge inside organizations throughout the design process.

Ian swinson mx2015

Ian Swinson

VP of Design, Speakeasy.co

After 10 years at Salesforce.com Ian is back to basics at Speakeasy - an early stage startup in SF.

Evelyn huang mx2015

Evelyn Huang

VP, Design Thinking and Strategy, Capital One

Evelyn has spent over a decade leading change and innovation in financial services. As the Head of Design Thinking and Strategy at Capital One, she helped catalyze the growth of design as a discipline and creativity as culture.

Sarah nelson mx2015

Sarah B. Nelson

Chief Instigator and Igniter of Passions, Radically Human

Sarah B. Nelson founded Radically Human to help creative leaders develop thriving teams — so they can focus on designing inspired products and services. Her super power? Turning a frustrated group of co-workers into a creative group of colleagues.

Kristin skinner mx2015

Kristin Skinner

Managing Director, Program Management, Adaptive Path

As Managing Director, PM, at Adaptive Path, Kristin guides the consulting practice focusing on programs and teams, and leads a team of program managers to ensure that our partners' strategic and business goals are met.

Tracey varnell mx2015

Tracey Varnell

Lead Experience Designer, Adaptive Path

Tracey has fifteen years of hands-on experience building digital products and services in agency, start-up, and traditional product development environments.