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How do tech companies in Silicon Valley incorporate design thinking with product design and product management? We are excited to welcome Gwen Brinsmead, who heads up product design at Disqus (a Y Combinator company/global leader in blog comment hosting service with hundreds millions of monthly unique users). She will share her experiences entering the field of product design, leading company-wide initiatives and walking us through the “Discovery Sprint” process and best practices to use for your next product roadmap.
About the speaker:
Gwen is the Lead Product Designer at Disqus (YC S07), working on building engagement tools for top digital publishers including, The Atlantic, TMZ, and CNET. Prior to lead design at Disqus, Gwen worked with a number of startups, helping them bring research and design thinking into their product development process. She is also the Director of Community at Interact, a non-profit where she supports young technologists working on bridging the gap between technology and social impact. Gwen spends her time thinking about the future of creative tools, obsesses over spreadsheets, and contemplating the division between building and experiencing. She has taught design workshops with many women-focused organizations including Girls in Tech, Girl Develop It, and She++ at Stanford.