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Nadya Direkova
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A conversation about design
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At Google I/O this year, we will have sessions and workshops focused on design, geared for designers and developers who are interested in design. We're looking forward to exchanging ideas with you both at the conference and online afterwards. Remember, registration is open until Friday.
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Send developer set to Asia contact via email or hangout during office hours.
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At the Typo Conference today in San Francisco. I've come here for there years in a row, and it's been my favorite industry event: thoughtful, diverse, and intimate. I love the connection to type and print and the wonderful bridges to tech, space design and creativity at large.
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Tobias Kinnebrew from Bot n'Dolly gives a great talk on robots & design - with a cute robot by his side :)
http://www.bloombergbusinessweekdesign.com/speakers/TobiasKinnebrew.php
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What's a Google Design Sprint? A short video from Google Ventures provides a great example:
CustomMade design sprint with Google Ventures Design Studio
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Bot n'Dolly's "Box". Magical use of robots & projection mapping.
http://vimeo.com/75260457
http://www.botndolly.com/
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So proud of my former teammates +Nadya Direkova +Jon Wiley +Jonah Jones +Sian Townsend.  Little details make a huge difference.  Watch them talk about their design endeavors at Google and view/submit your questions for Google designers here:  https://www.google.com/moderator/#15/e=20ef82&t=20ef82.40
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The power of reverse contrast - expertly illustrated by David Jonathan Ross at his "Backasswards" talk about type that's meaningfully and purposefully reversing the weight and stress of letters. +TYPO International Design Talks
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"Tant de forêts," beautiful trailer of a short film based on a poem of Jacques Prévert. The poem speaks of the irony of the fact that newspapers warn us about deforestation although they are made of paper themselves.

"Tant de forêts arrachées à la terre
Et massacrées
Achevées
Rotativées

Tant de forêts sacrifiées pour la pâte à papier
Des milliards de journaux
attirant annuellement l´attention des lecteurs
sur les dangers du déboisement des bois et des forêts"
http://vimeo.com/91410682
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Marimekko patterns make us happy :). But how? 
"The secret of Marimekko" video:
Secret of Marimekko
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If you are going to Asia and care about design: GoVoayagin is an amazing way to connect to local guides to galleries or teachers of amazing things like sumi-e, calligraphy, manga and ikebana. I took multiple classes a day while in Tokyo, it really made my stay. 
https://www.govoyagin.com/things_to_do/japan?lang=en&tag_list%5B%5D=arts
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    Sr. UX Designer, present
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Staff Designer & Design Evangelist at Google X
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Nadya Direkova is a designer and design leader focused on speed of innovation and team-work that create simple, beautiful solutions for a global audience. She works as a Staff Designer and Design Evangelist at Google X, a new product lab at Google. To date, Nadya has run 60 design sprints at Google, including projects for Google [X], Chrome and Ads & Commerce.


Her areas of expertise include design sprints, new product development, designing for behavior change, designing habits, incentives and game design. Through her talks at SXSW and workshops at MIT and Google, Nadya is committed to create design leaders and to democratize design best practices to technical and business leads.


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  • M.I.T., Amherst College
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Yummy Chinese food. Not great for ambiance, but great for a group dinner. It's a popular place so plan for a wait.
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