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The latest from Rosenfeld Media

  • DesignOps Summit pre-launch ticket sales end July 9

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    Purchase your ticket to the third DesignOps Summit before July 9 to take advantage of the best price we’ll offer—Save up to $650.

    DesignOps Summit is the first conference dedicated to showing design leaders how to create design capacity that keeps pace with change. Our first conference (November 2017 in New York City) sold out. In 2018, we returned to New York for another sold out event. View the program from last year’s conference here. Visit our YouTube channel for recordings of all presentations.

    The third DesignOps Summit will take place in Brooklyn, October 23-25—typically lovely, crisp fall days in New York City. We’ll convene for the main conference (October 23-24) at the brand new auditorium in CityTech’s New Academic Complex in Downtown Brooklyn. The conference venue is accessible to Manhattan via subway or taxi, and walkable from the Brooklyn or Manhattan Bridge. The New York Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge—a five-minute walk from the conference venue—is the official DesignOps Summit Hotel. We’ve arranged a discounted rate for a limited number of guest rooms (first come, first served). We’ve also arranged for a block of rooms at the nearby Sheraton Brooklyn, also at a discounted rate. Book by September 30, 2019.

    A variety of sponsors will host our day-long workshops in various New York locations on October 25. Interested in being a host sponsor? We’d love to talk.


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    Pre-launch tickets to DesignOps Summit 2019 now available!

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    DesignOps Summit pre-launch tickets are now available. Save up to $650 off the regular price.

    Pre-launch tickets are the best price we offer, and we only make 200 available. Register for a two-day conference ticket, or add a workshop and join us for all three days. Pre-launch pricing is limited to the first 200 tickets sold, or through July 9 (whichever comes first).

    The conference sold out last year, and we anticipate the same in 2019.

    >> Get your ticket now!

    The DesignOps Summit is for you if your organization needs to:

    • Build design culture and operations without stifling innovation
    • Design workflow management that saves you time and frees up mindshare
    • Find tools that activate better collaboration across teams
    • Develop processes for recruiting, on-boarding, and retention that set your designers and researcher up for success

    You’ll mingle with and learn from industry pioneers who’ve already built fast-growing design operations at companies like Capital One, GE, Pinterest, WeWork, Atlassian, Autodesk and beyond. You’ll spend three days learning and networking in an intimate setting with over 700 forward-thinking design leaders like you. You’ll head home with new approaches, tools, and connections to build effective systems, on-boarding programs, and workflows for your team.

    New Workshop Added to the EX19 Conference Lineup on June 5

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    To register for this workshop on June 5, click here.


    Up-leveling Enterprise Data Visualizations

    “Make it sexy!” “Add some animated gauges!” “What about a dark theme?”

    Have you ever been tasked with designing a mission critical, innovative, exciting dashboard? By tomorrow? sigh…

    It is hard to tell, but these directives are actually a cry for help. Your organization is begging for great data visualization and you’re just the one to save them. Our workshop will arm you with the superpowers necessary to bring innovative, exciting and usable dashboards, reports and analytics to your products.


    Behind most enterprise applications, there is a mind-blowing amount of information. With tools available today – from PowerPoint to code libraries to BI software – anyone can visualize data. But the tools don’t know what your users need. It’s up to us to make sure our data visualizations answer these questions:

    Is it useful? Is it understandable? Is this what users want or need to know (and at the right time)? Do they have the information they need to take action?

    You have to know who you are trying to reach and what they need to know or do before you decide how to use data that you have.

    Learning the fundamentals of data visualization can help you up-level your data visualizations and dashboards and use any of your tools more effectively to communicate data in a way that people can quickly and clearly understand, and use.


    Designers, front end developers, product managers, their leadership, and anyone interested in learning tool-agnostic fundamentals of effective data visualization design and user validation. This workshop is not for anyone looking to learn how to use a specific data visualization tool.


    In this hands-on workshop (with prizes!), Theresa Neil and Jes Reynolds will cover the fundamentals of designing and testing charts and visualizations to help you up-level your data visualizations for dashboards, reports and analytics tools.

    You’ll learn about:

    • The difference between explanatory & exploratory visualizations
    • General guidelines and best practices
    • How to choose the right chart
    • Using color effectively
    • Data visualization accessibility
    • Tips for testing data visualizations
    • Resources for tools and inspiration

    Then you get to put all the fundamentals into practice, win some prizes, and have some fun tearing apart and fixing some egregious dashboards. (Some of these are baaaaad.) And did we mention there are prizes? Register.

    DesignOps Summit 2019—Call for Presentations

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    Thanks for your interest in presenting at the DesignOps Summit! The conference takes place in Brooklyn, NY, USA October 23-25. We’d love to hear your ideas—ranging from case studies to toolkits to inspirational stories—and especially want to hear from members of under-represented communities.

    The submission deadline is EOD Monday, May 27. Please note: required fields are marked by an asterisk—and the more information you provide, the better. Apply here.

    Any questions? Email

    Videoconference recording now available: “Merging Improv with Design” with Cheryl Platz, March 7, 11am EST

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    Videoconferences (and past recordings) are available for free to all Enterprise Experience Community members. Join here for invitations.

    Our guest, Cheryl Platz, applies her extensive experience as a professional improv performer and educator to her design work in “unexpected” ways. Improv is more than a performance technique – it’s a mindset that helps us energetically embrace constraints and uncertainty. Join Cheryl for a Q&A session to ask questions about Cheryl’s DesignOps Summit 2018 improv talk, questions about improv theory, or how to apply improvisational techniques to your storytelling and facilitation.

    About Cheryl:
    Cheryl Platz is a principal interaction designer whose work on emerging technologies has reached millions of customers across multiple industries. Her professional passions include natural user interfaces, applied storytelling in design and research, and taming complexity in any manifestation. As a Principal UX Designer at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, she is tasked with exploring and improving the Foundation’s employee experience around the world. Past employers include Amazon (Alexa), Microsoft (Azure, Cortana), Electronic Arts (The Sims), Griptonite Games (Disney Friends), Disney Parks (PhotoPass), and MAYA Design. In her free time, as Principal Designer and owner of design education company Ideaplatz, Cheryl shares her experience with conferences and companies worldwide – providing designers with the skills needed to work thoughtfully (and responsibly) with emerging technologies. Cheryl is also a professional actress and improvisor: as a member of the Unexpected Productions ensemble and teaching faculty for over a decade, she’s entertained and inspired tens of thousands of audience members.

    Pre-launch tickets to Enterprise Experience 2019 are now sold out

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    Pre-launch tickets are sold out. You can still save $250 during Early Bird, which ends March15th!

    If you’re a UX leader or manager who’s facing one of these challenges, Enterprise Experience is the conference for you.

    1. Collaborating and partnering with your peers in product management, engineering and other parts of the enterprise that share responsibility for delivering great experiences
    2. Helping your team up-level their skillsets to survive and thrive in the enterprise

    Read more about how we’ve evolved the 2019 edition of the conference to meet your changing needs. Hope to see you in San Francisco this June!

    —Lou Rosenfeld and the Enterprise Experience team

    Something new: Rosenfeld Media communities

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    Announcing Rosenfeld Media Communities!

    We’re in the content business—but let’s face it, the best content is an artifact of the conversations we are already having in our professional communities. Conference programs, books, workshops—all are simply polished versions of the conversations we’re already having.

    That’s why Rosenfeld Media began facilitating three communities—covering DesignOps and ResearchOps, Enterprise Experience, and Advancing Research—over a year ago. Through monthly videoconferences and other means, dozens of us have been sharing ideas, content, furthering practices, and learning together in a fun and informal setting.

    We’re now bringing these communities to the web and adding even more functionality. The first community site, for Enterprise Experience, just went live a few minutes ago, and the others will launch in the coming weeks. Best of all, our communities are free to join. We hope you will!

    We’re hiring a Sales Operations Specialist!

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    We’re hiring a Sales Operations Specialist to help the company run more efficiently and position it for continued growth. This is a half-time position. Apply below or forward the job listing to someone who you think might be a good fit!

    We are a small motivated team that values each member’s contribution to the company’s goals. We respect work/life balance and strive to create an humane environment where each employee can reach their full potential.