Education X Design

February 4, 2017 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM

In this two-hour workshop, we’ll talk about education the Facebook way. Design Program Managers, UX Researchers, and Product Designers will share examples and stories of how education programs can be an integral part of design culture. In a series of lightning talks, we will discuss the methods and impact of design education, explore formal and informal structures, and share personal narratives of how education programming can impact design careers.

The lightning talks include:

Education & Design Culture
By definition, culture is the manifestation of collective human intellectual achievement. In the design world, culture is not your color palette or your preferred typeface. Design culture is the result of how you act on your values and beliefs. In this talk, we will discuss the phases of building design culture and how education reinforces cultural patterns and behaviors in startups and tech companies. By the end of the talk, you will have a sense for how get started with identifying needs and developing design education in your own company or team.

Wisdom Everywhere
We’ll discuss enabling casual knowledge sharing and peer mentorship, Women of Facebook Design, and how we unlocked knowledge and experiences already existing within our community. We’ll also discuss creating a platform, self-organizing and establishing legitimacy, planting inspiration, generating sustained momentum, identifying questions/needs within the community, incentivizing others and building confidence, creating leadership opportunities, or our formal mentorship program.

Finding Your Path
We will interview 4-5 designers at Facebook who took non-linear paths and discuss the support systems and decisions that helped them navigate along the way.

Breakout session
We will identify education styles, backgrounds, and career paths that set people apart on the race track.

These talks will be presented by the following members of Facebook’s Product Design team:

Jill Campaiola
UX Researcher

Benjamin Dauer
Product Designer

Jacklyn Larea
Product Designer

Paola Mariselli
Product Designer

Michelle Morrison
Design Program Manager

Jill Nussbaum
Product Design Manager

Shalin Pei
Product Designer

Madelin Woods
Design Program Manager

SVA Theatre
333 W 23rd Street, New York, NY 10011


No speakers for this event.