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The Design Edition May 15th 2014

A half-day conference created by Digital DUMBO to explore digital design trends and how smart design is changing consumer behavior, retail, media, and entertainment.

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1:00 - 1:15

Opening Remarks

Speaker will be Announced Soon

1:15 - 1:45

UI vs UX: Rapid Fire Session

A look at major trends in UI and UX design with an eye towards the future.

1:50 - 2:30

Small Screen, Big Ideas - Mobile Design

The "webpage" is dying and mobile and tablet usage is rising. This panel will explore application design, responsive design, and design for small screens.

2:35 - 2:55

Physical Design in a Connected World

The line between the physical and digital worlds is blurring, and more so than ever before wearables and physical goods are forcing these two worlds to collide. This presentation will focus on designing physical goods for a connected world.

3:00 - 3:30


3:35 - 4:00

Hardware Demo

Multimedia demo of Temboo and the Arduino Yun and how the technology connects to health, commerce, social and productivity services.

3:35 - 4:15

Short-form, Long-form, and Navtive Content Design

Both media companies and agencies are now content makers. This panel will examine designing content for audience, eyeballs, and profit.

4:20 - 5:00

TV, Video Games, and Entertainment - Multi-Device Design

Entertainment is no longer isolated to a single experience with a single screen. This discussion will explore how innovative companies are enhancing the entertainment experience for the always-on consumer across multiple devices.

6:00 - 8:30

Exclusive Cocktail Reception & After Party


Aaron Schildkrout


Aaron Schildkrout is the co-founder and co-CEO of HowAboutWe.com, where he oversees product development, design, data and engineering strategy.

He co-founded HowAboutWe with childhood friend Brian Schechter in 2009, with the goal of creating a new way for people to fall in love and stay in love. HowAboutWe has launched three best-in-class products: HowAboutWe Dating, HowAboutWe for Couples and The Date Report.

Rebecca Grossman-Cohen

VP Partner Relations
News Corp

Rebecca is Vice President of Partner Relations for News Corp within the technology team. She is passionate about the news and information business and has focused her career on helping to develop, sustain, and innovate within it. Rebecca’s last role was as Vice President of Marketing for The Daily, the original daily news product created for tablet and mobile devices. Prior to The Daily she ran marketing and circulation for The New Republic, where she helped revitalize its brand and expand its reach in print and online.

Jake Katz

VP Audience Insights & Strategy

Jake Katz is the VP of Audience Insights & Strategy for REVOLT – a new multi platform TV network created by Sean "Diddy" Combs. In his current role, Katz is advising the company on how the Millennial media consumer is demanding a new relationship between creator and consumer. His focus is to debunk existing generalizations about the generation, and instead use it as a framework for identifying the new rules of consumer engagement and media strategy – enabling industries to extract value out of disruptive behaviors, versus stare at them in awe and panic.

Jules Ehrhardt


Jules Ehrhardt is a partner at digital product & service design studio ustwo where he heads US operations in New York. ustwo is a global digital design studio with a 150-strong family of designers, developers and strategists based in New York / London / Malmö, Sweden. ustwo creates meaningful digital products and services that drive innovation for the world's leading brands, the next big things and their own product initiatives including Rando and hit new iOS game Monument Valley.

More Speakers


Bio Coming Soon.

More Speakers


Bio Coming Soon.



Contact Us

For information about attending, sponsoring, or speaking email contact@digitaldumbo.com