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Alissa is Director of Design at Autodesk Construction

She’s a strategic and energetic leader, speaker, and coach with a successful track record of scaling top-notch design, research, and writing teams.

Previously, Alissa was Head of Design at PlanGrid, the global leader in construction productivity software, where she grew the team from 5 to 25+ design, research, and content experts. She was also Director of User Experience at Brigade, the world’s first network for voters, and led design for Intuit’s Payroll division where she managed 15+ product lines powering prosperity around the world.

As an active member of the design community, Alissa has spoken at Enterprise UX, UXPA, EuroIA, SXSW and other top conferences around the world. She has been featured by FastCo.Design, O’Reilly Media and other industry publications.

Alissa holds advanced degrees in Human-Computer Interaction and Computer Science from Carnegie Mellon University. In her free time, you can find her tweeting @alissadesigns, designing wearable electronics, and exploring the great outdoors.