Stop, Collaborate & Listen: The Art of Smart Product Design

Main Room 3:30pm

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The best products are not created in a bubble. Over the course of this talk, we will review the critical roles that, through teamwork, the best products are launched. In addition to understanding the definitions/responsibilities of these roles, we'll discuss how to give constructive feedback, common mistakes that teams make (large and small) and analyze experiences that have had successful launches.

Dan Maccarone, Charming Robot

Dan Maccarone is the co-founder of Charming Robot, a product design company based in NYC. For the past twelve years, he has been helping startups, media & fashion companies shape their online product strategy, including Foursquare, Rent The Runway, Jetsetter, Nicole Miller, Fitstar, & Rachel Zoe. His experience also includes television, music and print media, and he has worked with Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, Gawker, Saturday Night Live, Universal Music and The Wall Street Journal. One of his most noted projects was creating the original strategy and user experience for Hulu. Prior to Charming Robot, Dan co-founded the design agency Hard Candy Shell.