Break away from your desk to visit an amazing studio and listen to local design leaders present original perspectives that will inspire, shift or interrupt your relationship with the design space. Join us this month at Zillow.
Moving beyond reactive design
It’s easy to get bogged down in reacting to the daily tasks and needs at hand. As designers, we have the desire and ability to move beyond "reactive mode" and encourage long-term user-centered thinking across the company. Zillow will be speaking on how this has been accomplished practically, when the design demands are as hot as our Seattle housing market.
Hernan Savastano is the VP of User Experience Design at Zillow, the leading real estate brand on the web and mobile. After receiving a graduate degree in experimental psychology from UCSD in 2006 and a postdoctoral research fellowship at SUNY-Binghamton, he left academia and began his career as a usability engineer at Microsoft in 2000, applying his research background to improving the design of the Microsoft Office products. In 2006, he was lured away to the startup world to begin the user research program at Zillow.com in its first year of operation. Having worked closely with the design team, he was promoted to design manager in 2009 and eventually to his current position in 2013 as a VP of UX. During that time, he helped grow the UX team and together to shape the strategic UX direction of Zillow’s products.
Eric Tucker is a Senior Design Manager at Zillow, the largest real estate portal based in Seattle. He spends most of his time figuring out how Zillow can identify and ship the best user experiences quickly. He's been with Zillow since 2007 and has been involved with almost every part of it's user experiences, from it's award winning mobile apps to it's innovative mortgage shopping tools. He graduated from the University of Washington's Visual Communication Design program in 2001.
Event Details: Arrive at Zillow between 11:30–11:45 a.m. to pick up your lunch and network before hearing from an insanely bright design professionals. Zillow will be providing lunch, including gluten free and vegetarian options.
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