What’s Hot: Design Trends 2019
With every new year, comes an array of new trends, ways of thinking and designing. Last night we discussed what design trends will be taking over 2019. From thinking of you as a designer, how design will impact businesses and society our incredible speakers had it covered to the T! It was clear the discussions uncovered how you can incorporate a modern edge in your creative design. On behalf of the entire SODA Squad, we'd like to say a very warm thank you to Rakhi from McKinsey & Company, Niharika Hariharan from McKinsey & Company, Anish Joshi from Shell and Jonah Jones from Facebook. Not forgetting you, our community, candidates and clients who attended and made the evening another spectacular event. Check out our events page to see our photo gallery and keep your eyes peeled for a follow up podcast. https://lnkd.in/gxGSFuU.
- Jonah Jones - Product Design Manager at Facebook
- Niharika Hariharan - Design Director at McKinsey & Company
- Anish Joshi - Head of Design & Innovation at Shell
Jonah Jones is a Product Design Manager who helps to create delightful and innovative products. Jonah has had the privilege to lead design for Google Maps and Facebook, two of the top five most used apps in the world today. Jonah advises and mentors startups around the world on product strategy, growth, user experience, scaling, and team management. He has spoken at events across the globe, most recently TEDx and the Design Museum.
Niharika Hariharan is Design Director at McKinsey & Company where she leads and directs design, consulting and client teams to shape business strategy, product propositions and operational process to create tangible impact. With extensive experience in Service and user experience design, her practice lies in the intersection between design and business. Prior to McKinsey, Niharika has worked in consultancies, agencies and client side for organisations such as Vodafone Global, Barclays, Boots, BT, Financial Times, Open University, O2, Nationwide and Fidelity, developing service strategy, directing business propositions and taking products to market.
Anish is Head of Design & Innovation for Shell (Global Commercial & Chemicals) where he is creating, from the ground up, a new worldwide innovation lab capability that sets out to develop products and services through design, lean innovation and agile methodologies, coupled with new technologies. To address opportunities across the business and solve wicked problems he champions a holistic human centred proposition from design thinking and service design, through to digital creation (UX & UI). Anish helps set the strategic direction, leads teams of designers and analysts and shapes strategic, physical, visual and digital work to push beyond current trends into truly future focused innovation and invention.
This was my first time attending a soda social event and I have to say it was a very well run event. Great talks, great speakers. Great location too. Very inspiring and insightful. Looking forward to the next event.
- Bernard Kearney