Design As The Scientific Method

  • Designspeaks


Designspeaks presents Daniel Burka - design partner at Google’s venture capital arm GV – as he shows how some of the world’s most innovative companies are solving core problems by applying design in a lab-like testing environment that combines rigor and speed.

Don’t miss this special Designspeaks at Ziba on October 12!

Ticket includes drinks, food, presentation and a limited edition screenprint designed by Daniel. Wine, beer, punch and n/a drinks provided by Merit Badge.


Design Partner, Google Ventures

Daniel is a broadly experienced designer and entrepreneur who works on branding, product design, and product strategy with GV’s portfolio companies. He is well known for his work on Firefox, web pioneer Digg, and life sciences company Calico.

Daniel has spent more than a decade helping startups with product design. He co-founded Canadian web agency Silverorange, where he worked with a broad range of clients including Ning, the Canadian government, Bebo, Revision3, and Mozilla, where he helped design the Firefox brand. Daniel went on to lead the early stage of designs for and spent five years as Digg’s creative director. He also co-founded the social network Pownce with Kevin Rose and served as director of design for Tiny Speck, a gaming startup.

Daniel and long-time collaborator Kevin Rose co-founded the mobile incubator Milk, which was acquired by Google in 2011. Daniel then led mobile user experience for Google+ before becoming a partner at GV.

Designspeaks would not be possible without our sponsors:

52 Limited

52 LIMITED is a digital resource company connecting creative + technology talent with leading brands, marketing and engineering departments, start-ups, design firms, advertising and interactive agencies. As a boutique agency born and bred in Portland, we’re high touch and highly knowledgeable.


ZIBA is a global innovation and design consultancy known for creating love between people and brands.


IMAGINEX is a Portland-based creative technology studio that specializes in interactive visual experiences for musicians and corporate brands. Clients include adidas, Hennessy, Pretty Lights, and Spotify.

Top Level Design

TOP LEVEL DESIGN delivers a new generation of internet naming through creative and passion-driven TLDs. Based in Portland, we are the proud worldwide registry for .design, .ink, and .wiki TLDs and provide registrar services through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Porkbun LLC.