Get pumped! We’re thrilled to announce our final keynote speaker—Kevin M. Hoffman, founder of Seven Heads Design and author of Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone, has joined the edUi lineup alongside keynotes Cory Doctorow and Sara Wachter-Boettcher.
Kevin connects people, ideas, and solutions in order to solve our industry’s pressing design challenges. Knowing that successful projects require facilitated collaboration, Kevin founded and leads Seven Heads Design, a network of digital design leaders who collaborate frequently on major projects. Trusted by major brands, including Zappos, Nintendo, Walmart, and MTV, Kevin’s roles as product lead, information architect, and design strategist give him a unique perspective on how people interact during projects. His first book—Meeting Design for Managers, Makers, and Everyone—will be published by Rosenfeld Media in 2017 and focuses on improving meetings through design thinking. Kevin shares his insight across the world at conferences like LX, SXSW, An Event Apart, UX London, the IA Summit, and UI.
Meetings are a Design Problem
Best practices for the web are ever evolving, but the meetings supporting that work sadly haven’t changed much at all. At the core of every meeting is a group of human brains, and against the breakneck pace of mobile device releases, those brains have not evolved in the slightest. We can address this constraint by treating meetings like a design problem.
Every web team has a simple core curriculum of similar meetings. Those meetings have common mistakes, unique opportunities, best approaches, and remote work implications. Kevin will explore how those meetings are opportunities to do your best work, with plenty of examples you can start using as soon as you get back to your desk.
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