Patrick Larvie

Patrick Larvie is a veteran researcher, manager and advocate for user centered design with a career spanning 15 years and experience leading design initiatives on every continent but Antarctica. Patrick was trained as an anthropologist at the University of Chicago, where he earned his Ph.D., and has gone on to lead user-centered research and product design in academic and not-for-profit sectors as well as in Silicon Valley's leading technology companies. After five years of leading Yahoo!'s international user research efforts, Patrick is now the manager of Google's world-wide user research team.

From research and development to research as development: the evolving management of innovation.