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Design Thinking Panel

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A panel discussion around using/implementing design thinking ( methodologies for building products.

6:30 Food and networking

7:00 Panel Discussion around using/implementing the design thinking framework as developers. Followed by Q&A.

8:30 Networking


Janice Fraser ( is one of America's leading experts on Lean Startup, having advised many successful companies including Task Rabbit, Lyft, and Sharethrough. She has twice been called to The White House to train administration staff on innovation, and her workshops have been soldout around the world. Janice is a serial entrepreneur and an interaction designer. Janice's latest company,, provides curriculum to top accelerators and has coached more than 50 startups in Silicon Valley. Janice is a frequent keynote speaker at startup conferences around the world and top business schools, including Kellogg and Haas.

Julie Ann Horvath ( - Designer at Github ( and founder of Passion Projects

Becca Shayne ( is currently the Brand Designer at Lookout ( She grew up in San Francisco, then moved east, earning her BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2012. She also spent 7 months in Barcelona at a prestigious design school, Elisava. Prior to Lookout, she spent time designing for Levi’s, Michael Osborne Design, and Pearlfisher. She has a deep interest in rich culture, language, travel, and food. She’s writing a cookbook (, and she also keeps a design blog ( Passionate about typography and technology, she’s always aiming to push the limits of what is possible with design, as well as grow her own skills and strengths. She’s a huge nerd and loves talking about design, both in person, and on twitter (

Jennifer Lopez, Design Thinking Strategist at Capital One, believes in design. While many people make products with the user in mind, she believes in the power of creating products that place the user at the heart of the experience. Her goal is to make experiences that change people’s lives in a positive way. After touring too many companies to count, she found Capital One Labs was the only place making a big bet on design and a bigger bet on delivering for their customers. So, she joined the Labs on an incredible adventure to transform finance.


Kate Rutter ( is Principal at, where she creates visual explanations that make complex ideas simple, memorable and shareable. She Co-founded, an online education company that helps entrepreneurs create products that customers want, need and love to buy. Prior to Luxr, Kate was Senior Practitioner at UX consultancy Adaptive Path, where she specialized in bringing customer empathy and collaborative UX practices to companies big and small. She is a rampant sketcher, wouldn’t be caught dead without a deck of stickynotes, and believes that every person has a product idea that can be made great and drive a sustaining livelihood.

This event is in collaboration with CodePath so all genders are welcome.