The DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, program managers, and practitioners who want to learn about and help define Design Operations.


November 6-8, 2017

New York, NY

News

Nov 13, 2017 Sketch notes now available Sketch notes now available

As always, MJ Broadbent has done a superlative job sketchnoting a Rosenfeld Media conference (she's done the honors with all three Enterprise UX conferences as well). So we're thrilled to announce that the high-res JPG…

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Nov 09, 2017 Tripnote: Panel (Covert, Loza, Sharon, & Treder) Tripnote: Panel (Covert, Loza, Sharon, & Treder)

Panel: Collaboration Tools Abby Covert, Staff Information Architect at Etsy Jenny Loza, Senior Product Manager at Atlassian, Inc. Tomer Sharon, VP and Head of UX at WeWork Marcin Treder, CEO at UXPin Submitted by Natalie…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Stephen Pollard’s “Getting Giants to Dance” Tripnote: Stephen Pollard’s “Getting Giants to Dance”

Closing Keynote: Getting giants to dance - what can we learn from designing large and complex public infrastructure? Stephen Pollard, Director at Arup Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website:…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Russ Unger’s “Onboarding: The Ecosystem, not the Afterthought” Tripnote: Russ Unger’s “Onboarding: The Ecosystem, not the Afterthought”

Onboarding: The Ecosystem, not the Afterthought Russ Unger, Experience Design Director at 18F Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: Onboarding new employees to your team is all too often…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Christian Rohrer’s “Research Operations at Scale” Tripnote: Christian Rohrer’s “Research Operations at Scale”

Research Operations at Scale Christian Rohrer, VP of Design, Research & Enterprise Services at Capital One Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: Research is an inherent part of design,…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Michael Polivka’s “Scaling Design through Relationship Maps” Tripnote: Michael Polivka’s “Scaling Design through Relationship Maps”

Scaling Design through Relationship Maps Michael Polivka, Director and Chief of Staff for Experience Design at Autodesk Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: Design groups are no longer fringe…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Panel (Malouf, Cronin, Oduye, Thibodeau) Tripnote: Panel (Malouf, Cronin, Oduye, Thibodeau)

Panel: Design Systems and Documentation Dave Malouf, Director of Product Design at DigitalOcean David Cronin, VP UX Design at GE Adelkunle Oduye, Product Designer at JustWorks Amy Thibodeau, Content Strategy Lead at Shopify Submitted by…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Jim Kalbach’s “Jazz Improvisation as a Model for Team Collaboration” Tripnote: Jim Kalbach’s “Jazz Improvisation as a Model for Team Collaboration”

Jazz Improvisation as a Model for Team Collaboration Jim Kalbach Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: Great collaboration is the secret sauce of successful development teams. At its core,…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Panel (Rosenfeld, Sussna, Hoffman-John, Philcox) Tripnote: Panel (Rosenfeld, Sussna, Hoffman-John, Philcox)

Discussion: What Operations can Teach DesignOps Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) Louis Rosenfeld, Principal at Rosenfeld Media Erin Hoffman-John, CEO at Sense of Wonder Crystal Wilcox, Government Operations Director Jeff Sussna, Principal at Ingineering.IT…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Crystal Philcox’s “The Many Faces of Operations” Tripnote: Crystal Philcox’s “The Many Faces of Operations”

The Many Faces of Operations Crystal Philcox, Government Operations Director Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: To be successful, Operations has to be many things to many people. Operations…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Erin Hoffman-John’s “This Game is Never Done” Tripnote: Erin Hoffman-John’s “This Game is Never Done”

This Game is Never Done: Design Leadership Techniques from the Video Game World Erin Hoffman-John, CEO at Sense of Wonder Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: You’ve probably heard…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Jeff Sussna’s “What DesignOps Can Learn from DevOps” Tripnote: Jeff Sussna’s “What DesignOps Can Learn from DevOps”

What DesignOps Can Learn from DevOps Jess Sussna, Principla at Ingineering.IT Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: Traditional approaches to maintaining consistency break down when confronted by the complexity…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Meredith Black’s “Scaling Design Culture” Tripnote: Meredith Black’s “Scaling Design Culture”

Scaling Design Culture Meredith Black, Head of Design Ops at Pinterest Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: When design teams start to grow within hyper-growth startups, there is often…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: John Devanney’s “The Design Management Office” Tripnote: John Devanney’s “The Design Management Office”

The Design Management Office John Devanney, Managing Director at Moment Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: John and the team at Moment have developed—and continue to evolve—a new framework…

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Nov 08, 2017 Tripnote: Kristin Skinner’s “Org Design for Design Orgs” Tripnote: Kristin Skinner’s “Org Design for Design Orgs”

Opening Keynote: Org Design for Design Orgs Kristin Skinner, Head of Design Management at Capital One Submitted by Natalie Hanson (Official Tripnoter) From the Design Operations Summit website: As the move to establish in-house design…

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Oct 31, 2017 SOLD OUT! …and Overflow Tickets SOLD OUT! …and Overflow Tickets

We're thrilled to announce that the very first DesignOps Summit is sold out! It's just another small indicator that Design Operations has truly arrived. We do have overflow space available, and we've priced the tickets…

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Oct 22, 2017 Read up on DesignOps Read up on DesignOps

Melissa McGrath (who'll be helping out at the DesignOps Summit) has compiled a list of design operations resources. Read, learn, and enjoy!

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Oct 14, 2017 Three workshops for deep DesignOps learning Three workshops for deep DesignOps learning

We're offering a rare opportunity to dive deeply into design operations—three day-long workshops with four fantastic instructors: Creating and Maintaining Successful Design Systems (with Brad Frost): Style guides? Design systems? Lot to consider, and lots of missteps…

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Sep 21, 2017 Interviews with DesignOps Summit speakers Interviews with DesignOps Summit speakers

Rosenfeld Media's Lou Rosenfeld has interviewed some of our DesignOps speakers as part of his Rosenfeld Review podcast series. Have a listen to get a sense of what they'll cover at the conference in November:…

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Sep 13, 2017 Scholarships Scholarships

Update (October 17): We've awarded our two scholarships to two deserving and very impressive winners: Hana Nagel of Montreal, Canada, and Arielle Pooser, of Santiago, Chile. Thanks to our judges (speakers Adekunle Oduye, Amy Thibodeau, and Marcin…

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Sep 13, 2017 On-site Livecast Tickets On-site Livecast Tickets

Update, October 31: These tickets have been superseded by our Overflow tickets; more info here. If you're new to the design field and are budget-conscious, you might consider purchasing an On-site Livecast Ticket to the DesignOps…

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Jun 23, 2017 Where’s that program? Where’s that program?

We've been hard at work finalizing the speaker line-up for the first DesignOps Summit—and getting ready to launch the program as well. We're itching to share it with you, and we're close, but give us…

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Jun 08, 2017 Hello world! Hello world!

We're excited to launch the very first DesignOps Summit! We've got the bulk of our speakers lined up, and our program should go live in mid-June, at which point we'll open up registration to the…

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