Groupon ( (NASDAQ: GRPN) announced today that Peter Merholz will assume the role of Vice President, Global Design. Merholz will report to Jeff Holden, SVP of Product Management.

Merholz’s experience spans two decades in design and development for interactive media, and he is most noted for co-founding and growing Adaptive Path, a premier user experience design consultancy. Merholz is an internationally recognized writer and speaker on user experience; his blogs and essays for Adaptive Path, Harvard Business Review and his personal site illustrate his knowledge and influence in the space.

“Peter is a distinguished leader in product strategy and the craft of design, and we are very excited to have him join our team,” said Jeff Holden, SVP of Product Management. “We think of Peter as a machine to translate our obsessive customer focus - on both consumers and merchants - into shockingly great design. Additionally, he will immediately accelerate Groupon’s efforts to build out our world-class design team, enabling us to deliver against a high product bar for the GrouponOS vision.”

Merholz has a B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley and co-authored Subject To Change: Creating Great Products & Services for an Uncertain World.

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