UX designer Irene Au shares her thoughts on how to build high performing teams, establish design practices, mentor, and grow the next generation of great designers
Technical Level: General Audience
Type: Special Guest
Track: UI and UX
Audience: UI and UX, Web Designer
Irene Au is Design Partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with early-, mid-, and late-stage startup CEOs. She is dedicated to raising the strategic value of design and user research within software companies through better methods and practices, processes, leadership, talent, and quality. Irene has unprecedented experience elevating the strategic importance of design within internet companies, having built and led the entire User Experience and Design teams at Google, Yahoo!, and Udacity. She began her career as an interaction designer at Netscape Communications, where she worked on the design of the internet’s first commercial web browser. She has authored the definitive O’Reilly book, Design in Venture Capital, and her popular essays can be found on Medium. Irene has been featured in Wired magazine, Fast Company magazine, CommArts magazine, and on the cover of Mindful magazine.
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