The role of Design Ops discipline, the approach to operational design during different stages of growth and ways to foster better collaboration and alignment as the organization scales.

Investing in the infrastructure of a DesignOps team early on as you scale may allow you to create those conditions where designers can do their best work, make the communication system meetings as efficient and effective as possible and be really intentional about how you onboard and train people during different stages of growth.

Recently,  Julie Stanescu, RETHINK founder sat down with four women leaders shaping the DesignOps practice. They discussed the role of Design Ops discipline, their approach to operational design during different stages of growth, how to advocate for getting someone in the role, and ways to foster better collaboration and alignment as the organization scales.

• Courtney Kaplan, Director of Design Program Management, Facebook;

• Meredith Black — Former Head of Design Operations, Pinterest;

• Adrienne Allnutt — Director, UX Design & Research Ops; LinkedIn

• Lauren Liao — Director, Strategy & Ops, Design & Research Lead, Twitter

Speaker
Adrienne Allnutt
Design & Research Operations, LinkedIn
Lauren Liao
Design & Research Operations, Twitter
Meredith Black
Design Operations Consultant
Courtney Kaplan
Design Ops Leader