“Managing Complexity” with Laurel Lawson

January 6, 2016


As designers, our first responsibility is to manage complexity. Professional configuration and management applications bring this into stark relief. The status quo turns complexity into complication; we can do better. Research, development, hard choices, and compromise; we’ll discuss principles and strategies to approach complex projects and turn complication into usability.

Laurel is the product designer and cofounder of CyCore Systems, a consultancy specializing in multi-realm systems. She loves solving novel problems and systems integration. Based in Decatur, Laurel is an athlete and artist who spends her free time with dogs, hockey, good food, dance, and music. Find her @llcycore.