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Wine, Dine, & Design Thinking with Uday - Leading Startup UX !

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So, you left the safety of a corporate job to lead design at a startup. Congrats! You know you need to make quick design-driven impact for credibility and value to the product --and the company! What can be done in 100 days? And what about the long-term design strategy? Come gain insights from Uday Gajendar ( his lessons on "Leading the Startup UX via Design Thinking."

Key takeaways include:

1) How do we exert design-driven influence?
2) How do we cultivate good habits around design process?
3) How do we deliver a product users will LOVE?

We'll look at a variety of useful steps taken from Day One, such as conducting a UX Audit, tracking UX Debt, building rapport with Sales and Marketing VPs, and advocating user research with design principles.

The agenda for the night is:

6:30 - check-in, pizza, wine, & networking
7:15 - speaker presentation
8:00 - program end and closing announcements

Short Bio: Uday Gajendar is a proven Design Thinking leader focused on new product innovation & guiding start-ups on UX fundamentals. Uday has ~15 years of versatile expertise at CloudPhysics, Citrix, Peel, Netflix, Adobe, Frogdesign and others, spanning enterprise to consumer, web to mobile domains. He also regularly writes for ACM Interactions and routinely speaks worldwide on design topics at SXSW, UX Australia, IxDA, and other venues. You can read Uday’s thoughts on design at his blog, (