Leveraging insights gained across a 30-year career leading design efforts for Microsoft, NASA, HBO, Bang & Olufsen, Samsung, NBC, and the NYTimes, Bill will discuss tips, share moments, and show projects that led him to arrive at a design process that aligns people and inspires organizations.
Bill Flora is an award-winning design director and user experience strategist with more than 30 years of experience leading teams and shipping products. During his two decades with Microsoft, he led design efforts for Xbox, Windows Media Center, Zune and Encarta, and was the design force behind Microsoft “Metro” design language. Flora’s influences can be found in the design of software that lights up millions of screens around the globe every day.
Before joining forces with the New York Times, Flora founded Tectonic, a strategic experience design firm, where he worked with the world’s leading companies envisioning next generation content platforms and expressing brand through software. Clients include NASA; HBO; Bang & Olufsen; Atari; Beats by Dre; Cisco, Samsung; NBC and others.