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Upcoming Videoconferences

November 21, 4pm ET: Open discussion led by Alison Rand

Videoconferences are open to all members of our DesignOps Community. Not a member? Sign up here.

December 19, 4pm ET: “Leading with DesignOps Past and Present" with Bob Baxley

Videoconferences are open to all members of our DesignOps Community. Not a member? Sign up here.

DesignOps Summit

Full conference program is ready!

The program for this year’s DesignOps Summit, October 23-24 2019 at CityTech in Brooklyn, NY is now live!

Past Conferences

DesignOps Summit 2018

New York, New York 
November 7 – 9, 2018

DesignOps Summit 2017

New York, New York
November 6 – 8, 2017

Community Curators

Alison Rand

Alison Rand is a Design Operations leader whose work combines strategic design and personnel management systems with project management expertise to enable design at scale. Currently Senior Director, Head of Design Operations at InVision. Prior to this role she was Head of Design Operations at Automattic working with John Maeda, Director of Program Management at frog and Director of Program Planning at Hot Studio (acquired by Facebook). Her passion is to create cross-disciplinary teams and environments with operational structures that enable them to pursue the best creative work of their lives.
What Alison recommends

Kate Towsey

Kate Towsey has been a consultant specialist in ResearchOps for more than half a decade. The instigator of the ResearchOps Community and the #WhatisResearchOps initiative, she’s been instrumental in amplifying and shaping the conversation around this emerging practice. Originally a content strategist, she’s known as the researcher of user researchers and has designed and delivered labs, participant recruitment services, research panels, media archives and research communications for large organizations. Kate now walks the talk as Atlassian’s Research Operations Manager in Sydney, Australia, where she’s building out a team and delivering a seamless ecosystem to support people who do research.
What Kate recommends

Louis Rosenfeld

Like many user experience folk, Lou started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute and the IA Summit.
What Louis recommends