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Designing Together Across Continents

Aarron Walter, InVision, Buzz Usborne, Help Scout and Linda Eliasen, Help Scout

As the largest all-remote company in the world, InVision is on the cutting edge of the distributed work movement. While we would never trade the benefits of remote work for office life, it does come with its own set of challenges—like keeping designers who are separated by borders and time zones working together as a team.

Who better to learn from than those overcoming the challenges of remote work head on? Join Aarron Walter, VP of InVision Design Education, and Linda Eliasen and Buzz Usborne from Help Scout, another 100% distributed company, for a candid discussion on what it means to design together—when you’re miles apart. They’ll cover some practical ins and outs, including:

  • Tactics and tools to keep designers inspired and connected across time zones
  • Protecting design-share channels from unconstructive commentary
  • Considerations when working with far-flung teammates
  • Using video to get the feedback you need

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Aarron Walter, InVision

Aarron brings 15+ years of experience running product teams and promoting design best practices to his role as VP of Design Education at InVision. Before joining InVision, he founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped grow the product from a few thousand users to more than 10 million. His guidance has also influenced design culture at the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of major corporations, startups, and venture capitalist firms. Follow @aarron for his hot design takes, and read his best-selling book Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart.

Buzz Usborne, Help Scout

As a Product Designer for Help Scout, Buzz is passionate about solving tough customer problems by combining thoughtful research, clever technology, and beautiful design. Before Help Scout, Buzz led design teams at Atlassian, Campaign Monitor, Skype, Sendle, and a number of agencies in Europe and Australia. Follow him @buzzusborne.

Linda Eliasen, Help Scout

Linda Eliasen is the Head of Design at Help Scout, a remote-first company. She's spent her career as an illustrator, product designer, and art director at places like Mailchimp, Dropbox, Squarespace, and Ueno. She loves comedy, doodling, and helping people do their best work. Follow her @littlenono.


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