Josh Matson

Product Design Lead

Designing for Research & Beyond

Case Study Conference Speaker
Workshop Instructor
November 10, 2023

Are you trying to force your designs through a research-shaped hole? Join us for a dynamic and interactive UX workshop that delves deep into the art of designing for research. In today's world of product design, handing off beautiful designs to your researcher and hoping for the best just isn’t enough. This workshop is designed to equip you with the tools and strategies needed to seamlessly integrate designs with the research process and ultimately craft the best experience for your users, get high quality insights, and deliver business results.

We will do this by:

  1. Identifying the problem to be solved
  1. Participants will be guided towards using an early concept that would benefit from directional insights.
  1. Calling out open questions/known unknowns
  2. Determining the appropriate degree of fidelity for their designs
  1. Should it be a fully functional prototype? Static mocks? Rough sketches?
  1. Crafting a discussion guide that will provide high quality insights
  2. And finally… how to squeeze as much value out of your designs beyond supporting research

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Josh Matson is a distinguished product design leader making waves in the world of technology innovation. Presently contributing his expertise to the Ads Automation team at Meta, he holds the pivotal role of being the product design leader for the Advantage+ App Campaigns product. Prior to this, Josh's trailblazing journey saw him at Amazon, where he crafted the Smart Home Shopping experience for Amazon Devices. His primary focus as the lead UX Designer on Smart Home, resulted in remarkable strides in adoption while addressing crucial customer and business needs.

His contributions have spanned across various domains. From his time at Pluralsight, where he contributed to the product’s evolution, to his time with Qualtrics where he designed the core survey builder experience.

With a multifaceted career journey that has shaped products, enhanced user experiences, and elevated design practices, Josh Matson's influence continues to reverberate throughout the industry. His role at Meta and his past achievements stand as a testament to his commitment to innovation and excellence.

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Case Study Conference

Apr 26
Salt Lake City, UT

Workshop Series

Nov 8
Salt Lake City, UT