About The Speaker

Maria Angelica Saavedra Hernandes works as a UX Researcher and Service Designer at the ed-tech startup Lix Technologies. Maria has experience introducing Design Thinking and User Research to startups, and helps the teams by being part of the process all the way from research to implementation.

About The Talk “Influencing the Shape of a Product – and a Company – With Design Thinking

Maria will be taking part in the Startup Panel on day two, March 19th, where she will talk to us about  what it’s like to be the first designer in a small startup, and about how being a pioneer in using and applying User Research and Design Thinking is a great challenge. Maria will share her experiences about introducing new ways of working with this new mindset, and how Design Thinking is able to influence both the product and the company.