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iHub UXlab By Mark Kamau / February 5, 2013

Thursday: Crash Course on Human Centered Design with Stanford Faculty Followed By Talk and Q&A with Google’s Head of Personalization and Silicon Valley entrepreneur Max Ventilla

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6 – 7:30: Design thinking crash course by Stanford Faculty members Jeremy Weinstein (Political Science) and Jenny Stefanotti (Hasso Plattner School of Design, aka the d.school)

7:30 – 8:30:  Talk and Q&A with Silicon Valley entrepreneur Max Ventilla on human centered design in the startup world
This Thursday we’re offering a crash course on the human centered approach to product design, led by Stanford faculty Jeremy Weinstein (Political Science) and Jenny Stefanotti (Design School).  Participants will learn about the human centered design process as it’s taught at Stanford — by doing it themselves.

Following the crash course, we’re hosting Google Head of Personalization and serial entrepreneur Max Ventilla.  Max will share his experience applying human centered design to his startup Aardvark, a social search engine acquired by Google in 2010.  He has also utilized the design process in his recent work at Google as one of the founding product managers on Google+  and in his current role as the product lead for cross-Google personalization.  In addition, Max is a strong advocate for user research and rapid prototyping in his work with startups as an angel investor and advisor.
This is open to the community.

Author : Mark Kamau

Mark Kamau is passionate about User Centered Design and the potential smartly designed technologies have to solve African challenges. He has over 10yrs experience in the multimedia space with regional and international experience. He is passionate about Africa, design thinking and technology in a global and localized, African context. He is the User Experience Lead at the iHub UX lab working with start ups, corporates and academics in the ensuring products built in Africa are user centric. He spends the rest of the time growing a user experience culture in Africa.


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  • Victor Miclovich at 08:06:11AM Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    Where do we register for this crush course?

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  • Bimbola at 11:54:46AM Wednesday, February 6, 2013

    I will definitely set the date on my reminder.
    Can I get a sit down with you to discuss a web application my company recently developed.
    Please reply, thank you.

    Reply
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