About Nadya Direkova

Nadya is a designer and leader focused on speed of innovation. She's worked on products for all ages and global audiences, including making educational toys at Leapfrog and designing local search experiences at Google. She's best known for her work in defining a flexible framework for leading design sprints at scale at Google, leading over 100 design sprints and training 300+ design leaders through Sprint Master Academy. Thesis: Bilingual By Design: A Design Study of Toy Design and Material Play Culture for Children Bilingual in French and English