28 - 30 October, 2019 | Royce Hotel Melbourne, VIC

Cady Wachsman

Design Manager Uber

Pre-Conference Workshops: Monday, 28 October 2019

Monday, October 28th, 2019

9:30 AM Efficiency, Repeatability, and Accessibility gains from a Systematic and Robust Design Framework

There is no perfect ‘one size fits all’ organisational model and likewise, there is no perfect design thinking ritual that will promise innovative product and service outcomes. Hence leadership roles are becoming more complex and requiring deeper understanding of the unique requirements of your team and project initiatives.

As one of Silicon Valley’s giants, Airbnb’s disruptive power stems from its innovative culture and ability to meet evolving customer needs. In such agile environments, speed to market is of essence and so is developing a team-culture that nurtures product ownership and champions. In this session learn to develop an outcomes-driven approach that places user experience and human centred design at its core.

Kay Takeaways
  • Define the project scope, vision and success criteria to develop a tailored roadmap for product and service design
  • Adopting a “post agile” mindset to move away from ritualised design thinking and agile methodologies to develop a more personalised approach
  • Be better equipped at identifying when to apply different design thinking and agile, and lean start up tools

Conference Day One: Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

4:50 PM Uber Case Study: Bridging the Gap Between Engineers and Designers through Frameworks and Mentorship that Create Shared Understanding

Uber is an indisputable leader in User-Centred design and innovation. As a pioneer of the P2P industry, Uber understands the interconnectivity of the digital and physical landscape, and the fascinating complexities of managing multiple product platforms while maintaining a cohesive experience. In this session, Cady discusses the importance of team interaction and how Uber’s Design System is successfully leveraging repeatable and scalable design capabilities across multiple product streams. Specifically, Cady shares her experience as a Senior Design Leader and Design Manager, and the impact of Mentorship programs that enhance collaboration and value-creation between designers and engineers.

Key Themes:
  • How Uber’s robust Design System is built for speed, accessibility, and scalability to transfer design capabilities, collect and build on insights and experiment faster
  • The human platform: leading cross-functional teams to greater collaborative outcomes through mentorship programs that nurture a shared understanding
  • Training designers with native showcase apps to foster greater confidence and control in design outcomes

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Cady.

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