exploreID: Product Manager as Shepherd

Product management has become a common title among designers, but it means different things at different organizations. Gaurav Bradoo (MDes 2016) is a senior product manager at Logitech where he acts as a translator, decision maker, team integrator, and the voice of the customer when communicating with designers and engineers. Bradoo will discuss his journey into the field, what it’s like to work on all angles of a product system from inception to rollout, and how ID prepared him for this broad scope of work.

About Gaurav

Gaurav Bradoo is a senior product manager at Logitech; responsible for the hardware, software, and cloud for connected home video products. Prior to working at Logitech, his work experience spanned multiple countries and disciplines, as an electrical engineer and management consultant in New Zealand followed by being a product designer with projects across the US and India. He has a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Auckland and a master's degree in product design and innovation from IIT Institute of Design.

About the exploreID series

IIT Institute of Design (ID) gives students the freedom to explore a wide breadth of design disciplines by offering flexible master’s programs. This spring, a series of events—many of them in our new home—will touch on the vast array of pathways students pursue during and after ID, including design research, digital experience, organizing for innovation, and product management. Attend to learn more about the diversity of courses we offer and what design means at ID.

Our new home in the Kaplan Institute, just south of the Loop, is near the 35th-Bronzeville-IIT Red and Green Line stops, 90/94, and Lake Shore Drive.