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Anne K Halsall, Product Designer at Quora

 Anne  K Halsall
Anne is an all-purpose software designer who focuses on product strategy, user interface, and front-end development. She is currently working on mobile apps at Palo Alto-based startup Quora, and has previously hung her hat at Inkling and Google. Improbably, she has a BA in East Asian Language and Culture from UIUC and also had the honor to attend the Illinois Math and Science Academy in Aurora.

Presentation: "Quora on Mobile: A Product-Centered Approach to Multi-Platform Deployment"

Time: Wednesday 14:40 - 15:30

Location: Marina

Many web-based product companies face great difficulty in bringing their products to mobile in a satisfying way. Indeed, multi-platform deployment of any kind presents challenges to product designers, who must balance the tradeoffs between platform consistency and product fidelity. Anne will review the nearly two-year process of designing, developing, and releasing the official mobile apps for Quora, then share lessons learned and words of advice on playing to the strengths of your team to create great product experiences across multiple and varying platforms.