Irene Au | Design and the self

Design and the Self

Filmed on October 18, 2016 at the 2016 AIGA Design Conference

About this video

Design, as the tangible manifestation of intention, has the power to shape how we think and feel. Conversely, how we create and what we design are the culmination of who we are as individuals coming together to make something for others. In this talk, Irene Au explores how our inner state manifests in design, and why the best thing we can do to become better designers may be to work on ourselves.

Speaker bio

Irene Au is a design partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with CEOs leading start-ups in various stages of development. She has unprecedented experience elevating the strategic importance of design within Internet companies, having built and led the user experience and design teams at Google, Yahoo!, and Udacity.

Au began her career as an interaction designer at Netscape Communications, where she worked on the design of the first commercial web browser. She graduated summa cum laude from the Honors College at the University of South Carolina and received her master's, with a focus on human-computer interaction, from the Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.

This symposium was made possible by IBM.