Head of User Experience Design & Research, Amazon Care
IDEA Jury Member 2020-21
Dane Howard is a strategic design leader and entrepreneur who has led globally distributed teams and developed products, services, and brands for nearly 20 years. He is currently the Head of User Experience Design and Research for Amazon Care, driving the full lifecycle of product experiences.
Howard has over 20 years of experience in building and leading teams for both start-ups and big companies. He co-founded a start-up that was acquired by eBay in 2008. Additionally, he has held principal design and leadership roles for Microsoft, BMW, Major League Baseball, Scient, Quokka Sports, NBCOlympics, eBay, Trōv, and Samsung NEXT. He has been named in over 20 patents for his collaborations and inventions, and is a proud advisor to standbeautiful.me. He is also an author, often speaking on design and culture transformation.