Laura fell in love with technology when she saw her first user-research session over 20 years ago. Since then, she’s worked as an engineer, UX designer, and product manager in Silicon Valley for companies of all sizes. Her books, Build Better Products (Rosenfeld Media, 2016) and UX for Lean Startups (O’Reilly Media, 2013), help teams learn more about their users and apply that knowledge to make products people use and love. She advises early-stage startups and consults for companies that want to improve their UX-research and product-development processes. She has a deep and abiding love of business jargon, and her fondest wish is to someday facilitate a synergy or synergize a facilitation.