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A Designer’s Response to Silicon Valley

While the HBO show Silicon Valley can often be a hilarious, uncomfortably spot-on look at life and work in the tech industry, it can also shine a light on some it’s unfortunate realities. As product designers, how do we respond to those realities, and still maintain a hopeful outlook that helps us build great products.

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This talk was delivered live in June 2016 at AltConf. The video was recorded, produced, and transcribed by Realm, and is published here with the permission of the conference organizers.

Kory Westerhold

Kory Westerhold is a designer with 15+ years in the industry. He’s currently a Product Designer at Facebook and designer/co-creator of NeuBible, a modern Bible reading app for iOS. Prior to Facebook, he spent several years as a Sr. Designer at Apple and Twitter, working on products like the new Apple TV, Apple Music and Twitter for Mac. He’s been an Art Director at Complex Magazine in New York, and Relevant Magazine in Orlando. He’s also provided art direction, photography and design for brands like Nissan, British Airways & Nike. He currently lives in Palo Alto, CA with his wife and dog/Ewok.

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