Event description

Intuit QuickBooks uses world-class design to help power the success of small businesses and self-employed people around the world. Our designers are involved at every step of a project—from gathering insights, brainstorming, prototyping, and experimentation to launching pixel-perfect designs. Come join us at our Mountain View headquarters for a relaxed evening of informative panel discussions and an open studio walk celebrating the power of delightful design.

Ship, Sip, Spin

(6:00 pm – 7:00 pm)

Take in the Silicon Valley sunset and peruse innovative design boards during this self-paced gallery walk on Intuit’s inviting roof deck. Check out the latest customer-backed design work from the QuickBooks Self-Employed and QuickBooks Online Accountant teams. Share knowledge, connect with fellow attendees, and enjoy complimentary light bites, cocktails, and turntable tunes from our live DJs.

Panel topics include:

Design + Content: Better Together

(7:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

Batman and Robin. Milk and cookies. PB & J. Sure, you can have them on their own, but let’s face it—these dynamic duos are better together. And when it comes to storytelling here at Intuit, our writers and visual designers are the proverbial chips and salsa that bring bold new ideas to life. But working together isn’t always wine and roses—effective cross-functional collaboration starts with mutual understanding. We’ll chat with four writer/designer pairs who’ll share their secrets to great creative partnerships.

Design + Data Science: Design Thinking for Machines

(7:00 pm – 8:00 pm)

In a world driven by A/I and machine learning, design thinking is critical in understanding, iterating and testing with customers. Machine learning is an extremely powerful new tool set for designers to utilize and incorporate into their process—but there’s still a lot to learn. We’ll discuss the symbiotic relationship between experience design and machine learning, and share how machine learning can be used to architect delightful customer experiences.

Intuit is expanding its social, mobile, and global footprint with a full suite of products and services that are revolutionizing the industry. Utilizing design for delight and lean startup methodologies, our entrepreneurial employees have brought more than 250 innovations to market—from QuickBooks® and TurboTax®, to GoPayment, Mint.com, big data, cloud (SaaS, PaaS) and mobile apps.

Don't forget tickets for SFDW Opening Night.