July 18, 2017

Oculus Head of Product Design Engineering on How to Turbocharge Product Development

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Turbocharge Product Development

Master the art of prototyping by learning six core principles honed by Oculus Design Engineering Head Caitlin Kalinowski. While distilling 15+ years shipping products, Caitlin shares examples of how these principles can help you to turbocharge your product’s development. Also, she shares how to focus your team on the right things at the right time. Most of all, Caitlin shares management secrets. These secrets pair best with each stage of development. As a result, these secrets help iteration to keep your product on the right track.

About the Speaker

Caitlin Kalinowski is the Head of Product Design Engineering at Oculus, the team responsible for the mechanical architecture and product design engineering of Oculus hardware products (including Rift and Touch). Before working at Oculus, Caitlin was a technical lead at Apple on the Mac Pro and MacBook Air lines and was part of the original unibody MacBook Pro team. She received her BS in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University. Caitlin believes in staying focused on holistic user experience when making product decisions. She lives in San Francisco.

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