From 6 to 106 in 4 years

4 years ago Atlassian had 6 designers. Fast forward to today and the design team numbers 106. Building and managing a design team of this size is one thing, integrating it successfully into a traditionally engineering led organisation is another. Alastair Simpson (Head of Design — Confluence) will share how Atlassian has successfully embraced design as a first class discipline and is changing from being an engineering, to an experience led company. At the end of the session, you’ll be armed with a basic playbook for how to manage your team of designers to affect meaningful change within any organisation. Come for the practical tips about how to grow and manage design as you scale, and hear some of the road bumps along the way as we grew from 6 to 106 designers in just 4 years.

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