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Evolving the Design Game

 
"There are no new ideas. There are only new ways of making them felt."- Audre Lorde

Join us tonight as we welcome the Digital Product Design meetup group and event speaker Ross Popoff-Walker, Product Designer at Google, for a lively discussion on evolving the design game.

 

As digital product designers, part of a new creative field and profession, we have opportunities to influence technology and culture in massive ways. Yet on product teams big and small, design is often still a misunderstood and amorphous role.

 

While our vocation might be new and nebulous, the foundational elements of great design are not. Craftsmanship, creativity, humanizing industry, and the creation of content and tools that that influence and impact daily life are themes that have been ongoing for generations.

 

Are we as designers empowered and enabled to have positive impacts on our users? Where is our profession headed, and what might our roles look like in the future?

 

Ross Popoff-Walker is a product designer at Google, where he has worked on Google Search, Image Search, and is currently working on Google’s Cloud products. Before that, he designed websites for big brand clients, created console video games, crafted mobile apps for Android and iOS, and worked as a product designer and manager at several different startups. He studied at the Entertainment Technology Center at Carnegie Mellon in Pittsburgh, and is passionate about connecting with others who believe in the transformative power of user-centered design. He can be found at rosspw.com or on twitter @rosspw.

 

Event Sponsor: Maximillian Kirchoff, Design Engineer, Lifion by ADP

Event Organizer & Host: Jonathan Horowitz, DPD Meetup Group