Wednesday · 18:00

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TOPIC: Microsoft fmr UX Lead on Using Swarm Creativity to Co-design with Customers.

Companies struggle with the challenge of executing fast, building the right product and doing this without growing headcount. When you can enlist your customers as partners in the design process, you tap into insight and creativity capacity that increases your velocity and ensures you build what customers really need and are willing to pay for. Microsoft fmr UX Director and Founder of Authentic Design, Surya Vanka will share a co-design platform that uses "swarm creativity" and a gamified co-design process to help companies succeed by designing with their customers.

About The Speaker: Surya Vanka is the Founder of Authentic Design - a firm that utilizes the "design swarms" theory to create unique product solutions for customers. Prior to starting Authentic Design, Surya worked for more than 15 years at Microsoft in many UX leadership roles - introducing the design thinking process to the company and pioneering the company's first-ever Hackathon event. Prior to joining Microsoft, Surya was a design professor at the University of Illinois. Surya holds a degree from The Ohio State University and currently lives in Seattle.

AGENDA:
5.50pm: Doors Open.
6.30pm: Welcome & Introductions.
6.35pm: Session Begins (6.45pm: doors close).
7.20pm: Shoutouts.
7.35pm: Networking & Fun.
8.00pm: Event Ends.

PERKS & HAPPINESS

Free beer & yummy pizzas! We also share discounts and freebies in our newsletter.

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Venue Details: Mixpanel HQ, 1008 Western Avenue, #400 (Enter building off Western, Main entrance), Seattle 98104, United States.

Category: Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking | Startups.

Sub-Categories:
Conferences | Engineering & Technology | Technology,
Classes / Courses | Professional Training | Meetup & Networking.

Artists / Speakers: Surya Vanka.

Prices:
Early bird: USD 23.08,
General: USD 28.41.