Alastair Simpson

Alastair has 10 years of experience in user experience design at large growth focussed businesses. Alastair is currently Head of Design for Confluence.

He is a passionate advocate of using lean customer centric design and design thinking methodologies to solve complex business problems and has helped many teams see its benefits and transition to leaner approaches to product development. Previously Alastair worked at global publishers Reed Business Information as well as a digital consultancy firm consulting to Qantas, FOXTEL and Telstra.

His areas of expertise include design thinking, lean customer centric design, and program management.

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Alastair Simpson is a product design manager, leader and mentor. He loves working with teams to solve complex business and interaction design challenges. He currently leads a multi-disciplinary design team at Atlassian across their Platform services, Stride and Confluence. His team is spread across 3 locations (Sydney, San Francisco, Austin) and are responsible for the user experience across some of Atlassian’s largest cloud products.

He is an advocate of applying lean customer centric design and design thinking frameworks to solve problems. He has vast experience leading teams and designing interfaces across multiple devices, with a proven track record of delivering user friendly digital experiences on high growth products.


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