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Maya Bruck is an independent interaction designer, storyteller, and community builder based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently working with the New York Times to enhance their purchase experience.
Previously, Maya was Creative Director at Pixo, a growing, employee-run digital consulting agency, where she guided clients through identity crisis to a meaningful, impactful web presence. Prior to Pixo Maya was lead designer for Wolfram|Alpha, winner of SXSW's 2010 Best of Show award.
A passion for collaboration and community led her to co-found the Champaign-Urbana Design Organization (CUDO) in 2008, and through CUDO she cultivated a vibrant local design culture. Maya speaks regularly about design and strategy for the web and you can find her online at @mayabruck.


Beyond the Waterfall: Rethinking How We Work

Thursday, May 7 • 3:00 – 3:45pm

Designer passes comp to developer. Developer develops. Project done. Unfortunately, this traditional 'waterfall' approach is riddled with missed opportunities. Given the complexity of our web projects today, collaborative workflows can dramatically increase the efficiency and quality of the final product.

In this session, Maya Bruck will share concrete tools and techniques she has used to make all members of the team (including clients!) active participants instead of passive recipients. All while having a lot more fun in the process.

3 Main Take-Aways:
  1. Engage clients and the full breadth of your team from the beginning of the process.
  2. Turn research, sketching, prototyping and beyond into a collaborative effort.
  3. Discover missed opportunities in the tradition web design workflow.