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Khoi Vinh

Principal Designer, Adobe

About Khoi

Khoi Vinh is Principal Designer at Adobe where he leads the company’s Design Practices group. Previously, he was design director for The New York Times. He writes a widely read blog on design and technology at and lives in Brooklyn, NY with his family.

Khoi Vinh

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The Talk

  • Leading Design Out of Obscurity
  • Wednesday 19th Jun 2019
  • 09:30 - 10:15

Design is more highly valued than ever, but in many ways it’s still considered a “junior” discipline to its peers. Why is that? And what can be done to remedy this situation? In this talk, Adobe Inc. Principal Designer Khoi Vinh argues that design has built a rarefied culture and obscure language that, though initially useful, has inadvertently limited what the profession is capable of. This talk is a rallying cry to design leaders to undertake the hard work of democratizing and demystifying our craft to the world at large, in order that design can fulfill its potential at this critical moment in human history.

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