Experts from across the design world came together in San Francisco for the O'Reilly Design Conference. Below you'll find links to highlights from the event.
Design for 7 billion. Design for one.
Kat Holmes explores how designing for human diversity can unlock more meaningful experiences for each of us.
The expanding perimeter: The evolution of design in Silicon Valley
Barry Katz explains how design has evolved from packaging electronics in sheet metal enclosures in the 1950s to grappling with some of the most fundamental problems of modern civilization.
The UX of buildings, cities, and infrastructure
Dan Hill explores creating great user experience for buildings and cities.
Determining success in design
Julie Zhuo discusses definitions of success in design and shares a few principles on how to set clear goals.
- Watch "Determining success in design."
How is design driving outcomes?
Doug Powell explains how IBM’s design transformation is shaping the company.
- Watch "How is design driving outcomes?"
Fireside chat with Irene Au and Ivy Ross
Khosla Ventures' Irene Au and Google's Ivy Ross discuss the future of hardware design, how to design products with soul, and lessons on design leadership.
Alan Cooper outlines his process for working backwards: taking the time to ask the hard questions before wading into new territory.
- Watch "Working backwards."
Should designers. . .? New design skills from coding to Agile, process, and more
Dan Mall shares perspectives on whether designers should code (yes!), how designers can fit into Agile workflows, and more.
Government services that work for people
Jennifer Pahlka says poor service design can have devastating consequences for vulnerable people in our country, but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Fireside chat with John Allspaw and Randy Hunt
Etsy’s John Allspaw and Randy J. Hunt discuss the practices that have helped their tech and design teams evolve together.