As a design manager it’s natural to think about what you need from your team. But perhaps the more interesting question is what your team needs from you. In this multi-format talk, we’ll explore common personality traits found in designers, how it is that designer’s do and don’t want to be managed, what type of corporate cultures are most attractive to designers, and what type of management style is most effective for maximizing productivity, creativity and morale. 

The session starts with a brief presentation by Bob Baxley before moving to a moderated panel of designers. The panelists come from a range of backgrounds and bring with them experiences from some of the best known companies in the world including Facebook, Pinterest, Slack, Instagram, and Apple. The session concludes with an open mic Q&A so come with some questions and join in the conversation.