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Nov 08, 2016

Designing in a Disrupted Space

Bob Calvano

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The television industry is in the middle of a digital revolution with companies like Netflix disrupting the space. Bob Calvano shows you how his design team is addressing this disruption - from creating multi-disciplinary product teams and changing the design process, to prototyping and ultimately delivering useful, useable and enjoyable products across multiple platforms. He explains how an in-house team's focus on collaboration and problem-solving results in strategic solutions that address a variety of business needs.


Bob Calvano

Bob Calvano is the Vice President of Design and UX at A+E Networks - a global entertainment media company with six original brands: A&E, HISTORY, Lifetime, LMN, FYI and VICELAND. He’s been designing long enough to know how to use a wax machine, which has nothing to do with bikini lines, and is currently focused on digital media product design across various platforms - desktop, tablet, smartphone, and emerging platforms such as Apple TV, Roku, Amazon Fire TV, and whatever comes next. Before joining A+E, Bob was the Director of Merck’s Global Creative Studios, a full service in-house agency, and provided creative leadership and business solutions across various mediums on a global scale. He also held positions such as Interaction Design Director at R/GA, and UX Design Director at Oxygen Media. Bob has been named one of GDUSA’s “People to Watch” and recently had the honor of serving on AIGA’s National Board of Directors.