Our first ever all-virtual UXPA Boston Conference took place on October 23, 2020. Thank you to all who attended!
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Friday, October 23 • 10:15am - 11:00am
Being together is overrated: Making distributed and remote teams work

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Having managed distributed teams at several different companies and now working as a completely remote design manager, I’ve learned a lot of tricks along the way. With many organizations going global, even small companies are faced with the need to work in a distributed way. In this session we will discuss how managers and team members can bridge the distance while maintaining a strong design culture. We will talk about what tools to use to work collaboratively with your organization and explore the unique challenges faced by remote and distributed employees. We will discuss some techniques and tactics that bring team members closer together, regardless of time zones and cultural differences. There are also benefits to working this way, as shown by remote first organizations such as InVision. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of remote and distributed work (including knowing the difference between the two) and ideas to implement in their own work lives.

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Diana Brown

Product Design Director, New Relic
Diana DeMarco Brown currently works In a fully remote role as the Director of Product Design for Applied Intelligence at New Relic. She has worked as a designer and design manager for SmartBear, Nuance, Aspen Technology, Autodesk, Raytheon, and The MathWorks. She has also served... Read More →

Friday October 23, 2020 10:15am - 11:00am EDT
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