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DesignOps Summit 2020

October 21-23, 2020 | Virtual

The industry-defining event for people who build and manage design operations. 2020 was all about resilience: how DesignOps enables designers, design teams, and organizations to adapt, survive, and thrive.

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About #DOS2020

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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: The Resilient DesignOps Team of One

As DesignOps is new, many solo DesignOps practitioners and operations-minded designers are functioning as DesignOps Teams of One. How might these lone operators sustain and scale DesignOps practices, deepen relationships with design teams and organizations, and change culture… all without burning out?

Theme 2: The Resilient DesignOps Team

As organizations shift, grow, and react to outside influences, DesignOps teams need to adapt and pivot too. How might your team maintain its resilience in the face of constant change? And what metrics will help keep your team’s work consistent and sustainable?

Theme 3: The Resilient DesignOps Organization

When your design organization has scaled up to hundreds of people, it’s no longer a design practice. It’s a design business. And it needs to address big, messy issues—like accessibility, governance, and creating and proving business value—at scale. How might your DesignOps organization navigate these thorny issues while continuing to grow and operate sustainably?

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