Design Field Notes: Chrissy Meyer

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Chrissy Meyer has spent the past decade taking hardware products from early concept through high-volume production. After getting her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, she led several projects at Apple and Square. She was also a founding team member at Pearl Automation, a vehicle technology startup. She has developed products that have shipped tens of millions of units, and she has spent over a year on the ground in Asia working closely with manufacturers and suppliers. Recently, Chrissy joined Root Ventures, a seed-stage hard tech investment firm, as a partner. At Root, she invests in deeply technical teams that are solving problems in robotics, hardware, industrial automation, AI, and machine learning. Outside of work, Chrissy is a sleep-deprived mother to a three-month old daughter.

On Monday, October 15, Chrissy will give a talk entitled "Designing the Premium Product." She'll cover the implications of designing a “premium product”, and specific trade-offs that you can make in both design and manufacturing in order to achieve a high-end fit and finish, or alternatively, to save money.

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