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Braden Kowitz
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UX Happy Hour in SF on Tuesday at Bloodhound in SOMA.
Join us for a beer and design geek-out.
RSVP Here:
http://www.uxhappyhour.com/sf
UX Happy Hour / SF
Tue, October 2, 2012, 6:00 PM PDT
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Thanks for the invite. Next time I am in SF? Greets from Berlin.
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I'm hoping to speak at SXSW about how I use storytelling to help startups build better products. If you have a second, I'd really appreciate a vote – which will help us get selected to present. Thanks!

Vote here:
http://panelpicker.sxsw.com/vote/1603
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Time to nerd-out: I'm really excited to be speaking at Google I/O on Friday morning – A pragmatic guide to design for engineers. I'll leave lots of time for questions. See you there!
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Check out this new Design Staff article by +Jake Knapp . We're just starting a series where we explain our design process that we use with startups.
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Great video.
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Tonight it's UX Happy Hour time!
Join me in San Francisco at Doc's Clock.

There are also events in New York and Houston tonight, and Seattle and Chicago next week.

RSVP and see who else will be there:
http://www.uxhappyhour.com/
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Woohoo! I'm speaking about Design and Failure at Ignite NYC on 9/12. Should be fun! Tickets here:
http://ignitenyc14.eventbrite.com/
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We just posted the next round of UX Happy Hours in SF, SEA, LA, NYC, and Houston! Most are next week. Stop on by!
http://www.uxhappyhour.com
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I have a multi-million dollar idea, please contact me!
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Finally got around to setting up HelloFax w/Google Drive! (+HelloFax is a +Google Ventures portfolio company.)
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Designer and Product Development Geek
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  • Google Ventures
    Design Partner, present
  • Google
    User Experience Designer
  • Integrated Systems Lab, UIUC
    Research Assistant
  • Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago
    Intern
  • Visual Insights
    Intern
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Barrington, IL - Barrington, IL - Birmingham, MI - Urbana, IL - Champaign, IL - Pittsburgh, PA - Palo Alto, CA - Oakland, CA
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Introduction

Braden Kowitz is a designer, storyteller, and product development geek. He's also a Design Partner at Google Ventures and founded the team's Design Studio. He advises startups on UX Design and Product Development. Before joining Google Ventures, Braden led design for several Google Products, including Gmail, Google Buzz, Google Apps for Business, Google Spreadsheets, OpenSocial, and Google Trends.

Braden started his career building virtual reality simulators at the Beckman Institute, and interactive visualizations at Lucent Technologies. Braden studied Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and Human-Computer Interaction at Carnegie Mellon.

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  • Carnegie Mellon University
  • University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
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