– Nick Finck, Product Design Manager, Facebook
Brand strategist, experience designer, and business consultant. He's been building digital products for the web since 1996, and has been credited with creating multiple things web designers and developers take for granted today.
He's currently the Founder and President of Nine Labs, a digital experience design and strategy consultancy based in Atlanta, GA. He also hosts the Design Driven Podcast and Design Driven Alexa Flash Briefing about the intersection of business, design, and technology.
He speaks at conferences and leads workshops around the world, serves on the Advisory Board of Shadow Ventures, serves as a startup mentor at Georgia Tech's ATDC, Atlanta Tech Park, Engage Ventures, Tech Square Labs, and for numerous private companies.
Previously, he was the VP of Operations at CoffeeCup Software where he helped grow the company from a fledgling startup to a multi-national with over 50,000,000 users worldwide, and was the President of Bluedomino web hosting which grew from zero to over 25,000 accounts before being acquired in 2002.
He started his first business in high school and never looked back.
Look for J's upcoming book - publishing in May 2019
J gives lectures and workshops all over the world. He loves to speak about the intersection of business, design, and technology.
“A dynamic and insightful speaker who helps your organization understand the importance of design for your business in the digital age.”
- Digital Summit Attendee
Building digital products people love in the buyer-driven economy.
The economy has shifted. It was seller-driven, when companies could be successful with limited customer research and brute-force marketing. Now it's buyer-driven, where anyone can find products and services to fit their needs in just a few clicks.
It's time companies embraced customer research, and rapid-prototyping, and built meaningful value propositions based on real customer needs and wants.
We'll look at the 5 Phases of product design and lay out a playbook for success in the new age.
1/ Product design is not a linear process, rather it involves tight collaboration and fluid switching between diverse skill sets.
2/ Customer research is an art, and applying some simple methodologies can help create a clear vision of customer needs.
3/ Successful businesses make research and prototyping an integral part of their culture, using research and data to drive critical product and business decisions.