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Wednesday, February 11 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm
PANEL DISCUSSION: Get Over Yourself: How Humility and Empathy Can Save Design: organized by Thoughtworks

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This is a panel discussion.

The first 50 minutes will be conversation between the panelists. There will then be a 20 minute break, and up to another 50 minutes for Q&A between the audience and the panelists. 


ThoughtWorks design team presents a workshop on Skill-Sprints

Design should be undertaken as a continuous process with all team members participating. Our team will show how, by learning from our own biases and failures, we’ve developed effective solutions for our clients across many sectors as well as in the social impact space. 

After a short talk, we’ll do skill-sprints to give an introduction into new methods you can use right away to grow in collaboration with your product teams focusing on team product radiators and infographics, living style guides and pairing with engineers, and cognitive analysis with business analysts.


Coleman Collins

Senior User Experience Designer, Thoughtworks

Melanie Gorka

User Experience Designer, Thoughtworks
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John Jarosz

Head of Design, Thoughtworks
John is a Principal and Practice Lead for Experience Design at ThoughtWorks North America, and agile design and engineering firm with a focus on enterprise innovation.  He has built software and connected devices in health, education, retail, finance and media industries.  John holds an M.S. in human-computer interaction and a B.A. in digital media studies.  He speaks regularly and is currently working on a book that specializes in... Read More →

Michael Lawrie

Designer, Thoughtworks
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Emily Luke

Senior User Experience Designer, Thoughtworks

Kent Rahman

User Experience Designer, Thoughtworks

Wednesday February 11, 2015 2:00pm - 4:00pm
2. YBCA: Screening Room 701 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94103