Operational lessons from "Atypical" brains

About the Speaker

NARIMAN GATHERS does process. They turn the messiness of creativity into scalable, measurable, componentized systems. Nariman has used this superpower to design communications identity at Code2040, build and sustain distributed teams at GitHub, reinvent crisis response at Slack, and establish the design ops program at Plaid. They currently manage Design Operations at Verily, an Alphabet company, and design in-person experiences for the Stanford University Innovation Fellows. An established educator, Nariman teaches design strategy at Stanford’s D.School, Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, and the New School at Parsons. In their free-ish time, they serve at the pleasure of Design FC, a nonprofit using design to connect the youth to life-changing opportunities in sport, fashion and technology.

Nariman is the recipient of the 2022 Converse University Young Alumni Prize and a 2021 TedX Stanford speaker.

About the Session

People with Autism Spectrum Disorder are often perceived as “atypical,” requiring special care and adding little in return. But our perceptive and cognitive differences allow us special insight into systems and process that can help decode the most abstract, enigmatic, and amorphous parts of creative work. In this talk, we’ll explore how neurodiverse thought patterns and frameworks can help you and your design team turn your work into scalable, measurable, componentized systems. (And maybe you’ll even learn how to do a little magic.)

Design Leadership Summit 2024 Nariman Gathers, Verily, Institute of Design, Standford

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