NEW YORK, March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Aarron Walter, best-selling author of Designing for Emotion and widely known for his user experience design leadership at MailChimp, is heading to InVision to lead a new division dedicated to promoting design education worldwide.
As InVision's first Vice President of Design Education, Walter will work closely with the creative community, business leaders, and InVision's nearly two million customers to extoll how to build better design-driven products focused on what users want and need.
The appointment is a milestone in the company's history, demonstrating its long-term investment in becoming the design ecosystem of record.
"Intuitive design is a new competitive advantage, which in turn is elevating design's role within business," said Clark Valberg, CEO of InVision. "By offering education around the latest trends, ideas and technological changes in design, we hope to influence business leaders to build better design policies that promote best practices and behaviors, and enable the growth of design as a common language for all. We have always looked to Aarron as a proponent of design and creativity, so we're excited to have him join the team to champion this effort."
InVision recognizes the importance of empowering young designers of the future. Since 2014, the company has worked with higher education and K-12 classrooms to give students and faculty free InVision access to introduce them to next generation tools they'll use throughout their careers. InVision works with over 1,000 teachers at more than 500 colleges and universities across the globe, including Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design and Pratt Institute.
"As a long time customer, I've seen first-hand how InVision empowers design teams to do their best work. It's where design collaboration happens these days," said Walter. "Design and education have been the cornerstones of my career, and I'm excited to unite these passions at a company I've long admired. I look forward to meeting with business leaders, leading workshops and seminars and sharing insights on InVision's content channels that elevate the value of user-centered design."
Previously, Walter founded the UX practice at MailChimp and helped shape the product over eight years. He's offered design guidance to the White House, the US Department of State, dozens of startups and venture capitalists and students at design colleges throughout the U.S. and Europe. He tweets about design at @aarron.
InVision is the world's most powerful product design collaboration platform. InVision gives teams the freedom to prototype, review, iterate, manage, and user test web and mobile products—without a single line of code and all in one place. Founded in 2011 and headquartered in New York City and backed by Accel, FirstMark, Tiger Global and others, InVision helps over 1.8 million designers at companies like Evernote, Netflix, Twitter, and Salesforce unlock the power of design-driven product development. Follow the company on Twitter at @InVisionApp.
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