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A consumer software or hardware product for the home or personal use that is screen-based, tech-enabled, or Internet-connected.
David Lipkin is Managing Director, North America at argodesign where he helps new and existing clients with their product strategies. Before joining argo, he co-founded Method, one of the first technology-led, integrated brand, product, and UX design firms. At Method, David's work focused on design of brands, products, and services across digital and analog platforms for clients like Comcast, McDonalds, Microsoft, Google, Gucci, and the TED conferences. This work has been influential on a global scale, setting standards for best practices in design, brand, and products and service design. David lives in Brooklyn with his wife, two daughters, in a creaky 1880s brownstone.
Aaron Day is an experience designer with 23 years of work in sound, vibration and environmental design. He collaborates with strategists, product owners, engineers, designers and artists from around the globe. In 2017 he co-authored a book called Designing with Sound 2018, O’Reilly Media, Inc and is interested in art, music, programming and digital ledger technology.
Aaron has worked across the planet for many different clients in different industries including: Audi, AT&T, BMW, Bruel & Kjaer, Ferrari, Fiat, Jeep, Maserati, McLaren, Mozilla, Samsung, Siemens, Sony, Telefónica, Nike, Vodafone and Vision3. Currently he owns and operates Kaidan OÜ, delivering consulting and design to international clients.
Milena Sadée is a Director of Design for Workshop at Airbnb. Prior to this role, she led a 30 person, multidisciplinary team within Amazon Devices that focused on early concept ideation and development across Echo Products, Alexa AI, Emerging Devices and more. Previously she led the interactive team at 2x4, an award winning global design studio with clients such as Prada, MoMA and Nike. There she focused on retail, event, exhibition, and installation design.
After 30 odd years in the global design industry opening doors to new
and frontier markets through exploratory user research, concept design, and innovation strategies, Niti returned to academia as a student to pursue a PhD in Product Development at Aalto University's Design Factory. Her dissertation looks at the contribution of design methods to foster agency and capacity for innovation as a resilience strategy to shocks at the micro-level of the individual. Her research approach has expanded the multidisciplinary lens of viability, feasibility, and desirability to a transdisciplinary one where participants generate the actionable knowledge for their own innovation pathways.
Yuko Osawa is a Principal Designer at argodesign in Brooklyn, New York. With a career spanning 20+ years, she has lived and worked in Japan, Australia, the UK, Canada, and the US. Her work spans immersive exhibitions and digital design for subjects as diverse as corporate digital transformation, DNA sequencing, and connected toys for kids. She is inspired by the messiness of complex problems. Outside of work, Yuko is an avid snowboarder, rock climber, and plant mama. Her favorite food is cake. (That’s not a joke.)