Jill Quek is a senior product designer working on WooCommerce at Automattic. She strives to create useful experiences that feel easy, intuitive, and delightful. Over the last 10 years, she has designed messaging experiences at Zendesk, and worked with a wide variety of clients, including Cartier, Dean and Deluca, and Comme des Garçons. Outside of work, she actively supports the design community through meet-ups and mentorships.
People love "best practices" because you can achieve the highest quality outcome with minimal problems. But is there a single best practice in product teams? What works in Spotify, Netflix, Tencent or Baidu is based on their structure and technology stacks. This session will explore how different teams are structured in practice and move the conversation from "best" practice to "great" practices.
Moderated by Catherine Madden, join the conversation, share your insights and probe the speakers on the elements of their talks that left you wanting more.
It's fun to design the fun stuff. But what about things like complex migrations and ridiculously long settings pages? Join us as we share some real stories about how "boring" things are crucial to successful products -- and really aren't boring at all.
In this talk, we'll discuss:
1. How to breakdown, organise and understand complex or tedious problems
2. How to get stakeholders (and yourself) excited about "boring" work
3. Why investing in "boring" work ultimately leads to a better product