#btconf Berlin, Germany 02 - 04 Nov 2015

Aarron Walter

Aarron Walter is the General Manager of New Products at MailChimp and the author of Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. Before joining MailChimp, Aarron taught design at colleges in the US and Europe for nearly a decade. He's a frequent speaker at conferences around the world, and his design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of startups and venture capitalists. He tweets about design under the moniker @aarron on Twitter.

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Building Great Design Teams

Want to make great products? You'll have to build a great team first. Great teams are comprised of people with complimentary skills, but more importantly, complimentary personalities. Savvy leaders select the right personalities and skills knowing that their strength is greater together than apart. Once the team is assembled, the challenge of orchestrating diverse skills begins.

Building a great design team is an art not easily mastered. After nearly a decade of leading design teams at MailChimp, Aarron Walter has wisdom to share that will help you navigate these murky waters. In this talk, Aarron tackles the skill seeking, personality sussing, and crystal ball gazing that are part and parcel of building a killer design team.