An industry veteran of Apple, Microsoft and BlackBerry, Don has enjoyed a decades-long career in crafting complex and beautiful products while building and leading large-scale corporate design organizations. Starting his career envisioning touch interfaces at a time when they were still science fiction, Don has continued to deliver products that define the industry in design and user experience. During his career, Don has filed or been granted over 150 technology industry patents.
Most recently, as the Vice President of User Experience at Blackberry, Don lead the design and development of Blackberry 10, the first Blackberry smartphone platform with a gesture-centric operating system. During his time at BlackBerry, he oversaw the acquisition of The Astonishing Tribe (TAT) while scaling the design team to over 100 designers, researchers and developers spanning six studios in three countries.
Don Lindsay BlackBerry Jam 2012
In his keynote presentation at BlackBerry Jam Americas 2012, Don Lindsay, Vice President, User Experience Design at RIM highlights the design elements going into BlackBerry 10 that will help BlackBerry users be more productive and efficient with their time.
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Steve Jobs is a legend. His story is so connected to our modern technology that the two are often inseparable. Jobs was a public figure, who deftly sold us his vision, but behind the legend and behind that vision stood a group of brilliant minds who worked tireless to bring Jobs’ vision to light. Don Lindsay was one of the brilliant minds at Apple and designed the OSX. Lindsay stood toe-to-toe with Jobs and at UX Salon he’ll reveal some of the secrets that he learned from Steve Jobs.
Using quotes that Steve Jobs himself delivered to him, Don Lindsay will explain how to create better designs. He will explain the difficulty of working with Jobs as well as the successes that brought Apple to the peak of technology and innovation. Lindsay will also compare how his time at Apple shaped his subsequent time at Microsoft and later Blackberry. A thought provoking and important speech, Lindsay’s presentation has much to teach the design community worldwide.