In twenty years as a designer and leader, Melissa has designed products and led teams at start-ups, consultancies and name-brand companies including Facebook and Apple. As Director of Design at Facebook, she leads a London-based product design team dedicated to building elegant tools that help businesses of all sizes – from small businesses to global brands – make meaningful connections with people. She's passionate about building products that scale to billions of users, growing cross-functional teams that distill complex systems into elegant user experiences, and helping design teams thrive.
Most people stumble into the right conditions for high personal growth once or twice in their career. When this happens, the magic is undeniable: you are deeply challenged, but you feel your brain expand and your abilities grow – and that fulfillment enables you to face adversity and achieve new results.
Creating the magic of personal growth for the individuals you lead is one of the most impactful things you can do to build a high performing design team. But you don’t have to wait for the stars to align.
In this talk, we’ll explore the conditions that contribute to high personal growth, and the special sauce that a leader can bring to help create them. You’ll leave with a design pattern that will help you set anyone on your team on a path to pursue their own growth.