An Engineer's Pragmatic Guide to Design
A practical look at how the best engineering and design teams work. How do you find great designers? What skills should they have? How do engineering and design processes differ, and how can you fit them together? How do you shape a culture where both engineers and designers work happily together? We'll talk about all this, and any other questions you have about startups and design.
Braden Kowitz is a designer, storyteller, and product development geek. He's also a Design Partner at Google Ventures and founded the team's Design Studio. He advises startups on UX Design and Product Development. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google Products, including Gmail, Google Buzz, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets, OpenSocial, and Google Trends.Braden started his career building virtual reality simulators at the Beckman Institute, and interactive visualizations at Lucent Technologies. Braden studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon.