So I Married a Designer... Relationship Advice for Designers and Non-Designers Alike

Matt Nish-Lapidus
Event date: 
April 20, 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
156 Augusta Ave
Toronto, ON
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IxDA Toronto
Event description: 

IxDA Toronto presents Casey McKinnon, Director of Product Management at FreshBooks.

"Frustrated with the lack of coordination between engineering and design at Microsoft, I sought to discover what makes a great working relationship between these two seemingly conflicting disciplines. I conducted interviews with designers of all levels in every division of Microsoft to find out what it would take to optimize the engagement of a designer with their non-designer counterparts (project/product management, developers, testers, etc.). After a year of interviews, what I will present is the synthesis of these findings, along with a call to action for any designers and non-designers working together to get the most out of each other."

Casey McKinnon is the Director of Product Management for Toronto's most beloved online-invoicing company, FreshBooks. He's responsible for making the FreshBooks product usable, useful and beautiful for free-lancers around the world. Raised in Ottawa and educated at Carleton University, he spent the last 7 years as a User Experience Program Manager at Microsoft's Headquarters in Redmond, WA. Finally back from the fray, he wants to make an impact on how Canadian companies innovate through the design of great user experiences.

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15 Apr 2010 - 9:13am

I would love to be able to attend this event - it Sounds great!

Too bad it's sold out :( any chance of moving venues?

15 Apr 2010 - 6:50pm
Avi Soudack

Hi Ned, I'm not involved in organizing this event, but I forwarded your query to someone who is: Jeff Kraemer
regards, /avi

On 2010-04-15, at 11:23 AM, theinterned wrote:

> > I would love to be able to attend this event - it Sounds great! > > Too bad it's sold out :( any chance of moving venues? > >

15 Apr 2010 - 10:45pm
Iain Lowe

Ned, we're assessing the current numbers based on past experience and hopefully we can add some tickets. 

If anyone got a ticket but knows they won't be attending, we'd appreciate you letting us know.


17 Apr 2010 - 10:21am
Jeff Kraemer

Hi all,

We've added a new block of tickets. To grab one, go to

Thanks for your interest in the event!

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