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DesignOps Summit 2018

November 7-9, 2018 | New York, NY

The DesignOps Summit is for design leaders, managers, program managers, and practitioners who want to learn about and help define Design Operations.

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About #DOS2018


You’ve recruited great design talent–but sadly, that’s not enough. Without smart design operations in place, those expensive designers and researchers can’t keep up with the demand. The Summit is for you if you want 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 an onboarding process that sets up designers for greatest success

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 also get to network in an intimate setting with over 200 forward-thinking design leaders like you. At the end of 3 days together, you’ll head home with new approaches, tools, and connections to build effective systems, onboarding programs, and workflows for your team.

Program Themes

Theme 1: Communicating the Value of DesignOps

How might we define DesignOps for the purpose of selling the idea and communicating its value organization-wide? How might DesignOps and ResearchOps have a measurable impact?

Theme 2: Integrating DesignOps

What does it take to integrate DesignOps into your organization? How about ResearchOps? How do you merge strategies, align goals, integrate processes, and connect people to ensure that design and research can be effective and truly scale?

Theme 3: Growing People and Teams

What types of organizational structures support DesignOps and ResearchOps? What do teams go through as they grow? How do they deal with recruiting, hiring, onboarding, cultivating culture, outlining career paths, mapping out guiding design principles, and learning and development?

Theme 4: Methodologies and Work Environments

How might we implement DesignOps and ResearchOps in an agile environment or team? A distributed team? A small design organization? A massive organization?

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