Bridging the distance
Staff UX Researcher, Google
🎙 About the Speaker
Zack Yorke is a Staff UX Researcher at Google, where he’s worked on remote communication and collaboration products for the past 5 years. Prior to Google, he worked at IDEO and has taught a business class for Design Entrepreneurs at the School of Visual Arts MFA Program. Earlier in this career, he was awarded the 2006-2007 William Fulbright Award and the 2003-2004 Thomas J. Watson Fellowship for independent research in South Africa. He received a B.A. from Amherst College and a M.F.A. from the University of Pennsylvania.
📃 Talk Bio
COVID-19 has pushed more teams to work remotely. Bridging the distance highlights some of the science behind remote communication. This talk and discussion will show why video calls don’t feel quite the same as in-person conversations and explore how teams can not just get through work from home challenges, but deliberately reshape their team dynamics and grow into a better new normal.