We are all slaves to Google. We use their tools everyday. They are an innovative company on a large scale with a famously different way of coming up with products and then building them. So what is the secret sauce behind their process? Can we learn from them and employ the same practices?
Next Friday, December 17th at noon, Irene Au, Head of User Experience at Google, will get on her soapbox to share with us how her teams (which work on all Google properties) cook up products from idea to launch. In particular she'll discuss:
- What does User Experience mean when it comes to Google products?
- What is the process of creating a product from brainstorming to launch?
- How does improv play a role in Google's brainstorming and design process?
- How do you identify opportunities in the brainstorm session?
- How do you walk away with tangible solution from a brainstorm session?
About Irene: Prior to Google Irene was the VP of User Experience at Yahoo where she established and managed a 150 person User Experience and Design team responsible for interaction, interface, and visual design for Yahoo.com products and services. Prior to Yahoo Irene worked as an Interaction Designer at Netscape where she designed Netscape Communicator 4.x products, including the browser, mail/news client, and web site editor.
I know you can't wait for this event, we can't either! Here is a quick teaser of the types of things Irene will delve into during the talk.