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Josh Clark is founder of Big Medium, a design agency specializing in connected devices, mobile experiences, and responsive web design. His clients include Samsung, Time Inc, TechCrunch, Entertainment Weekly, eBay, O’Reilly Media, and many others. Josh has written several books, including “Designing for Touch” (A Book Apart, 2015) and “Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps” (O’Reilly, 2010). He speaks around the world about what’s next for digital interfaces.
Before the internet swallowed him up, Josh was a producer of national PBS programs at Boston’s WGBH. He shared his three words of Russian with Mikhail Gorbachev, strolled the ranch with Nancy Reagan, hobnobbed with Rockefellers, and wrote trivia questions for a primetime game show. In 1996, he created the uberpopular “Couch-to-5K” (C25K) running program, which has helped millions of skeptical would-be exercisers take up jogging. (His motto is the same for fitness as it is for software user experience: no pain, no pain.)
Tammy is Chief Experience Officer at SpeedCurve, where she helps companies understand how visitors use their websites. Tammy has spent the past two decades studying how people use the web. Since 2009, she’s focused on the intersection between web performance, user experience, and business metrics. Her book, Time Is Money: The Business Value of Web Performance, is a distillation of much of this research. She also co-curates WPO Stats, a collection of performance case studies.
Morten Rand-Hendriksen is a senior staff author at lynda.com at LinkedIn and the Director of Pink & Yellow Media Inc. – a digital media company based in Burnaby, Canada.
Andrea Drugay is a UX Writing Manager at Dropbox. She’s spent many years writing and editing for various areas in tech, including SaaS, biometrics, social media networks, and ecommerce. She’s an ex-Googler, speaker and panelist for design and writing events including AIGA and IoT World, writing workshop coordinator, and semi-regular blogger. She’s passionate about creating clear and positive user experiences with her words, and she loves to help people create the best possible copy they can write. Andrea has a BA in Communication and an MFA in Creative Writing.
Seb Lee-Delisle is a digital artist and speaker who uses computers to engage with people and inspire them.
As an artist, he likes to make interesting things from code that encourage interaction and playfulness from the public. Notable projects include Lunar Trails, featuring a 3m wide drawing machine, and PixelPyros, the Arts Council funded digital fireworks display that toured nationwide in 2013.
As a speaker he demystifies programming and explores its artistic possibilities. His presentations and workshops enable artists to overcome their fear of code and encourage programmers of all backgrounds to be more creative and imaginative.
His recent work Laser Light Synths won the 2016 Lumen Interactive Prize. He won 3 Microsoft awards in 2013, and he was Technical Director on Big and Small, the BBC project that won a BAFTA in 2009.
Hannah Pileggi is the experience research lead at Airbnb.
Craig is a digital savant in love with the analogue. In code, design, and photography, but mostly through his writing, he explores our collective struggle to find focus in a world of perpetual distraction. He lives a quiet life in a seaside town south of Tokyo – sometimes escaping to remote writing retreats around the US – where he revels in his various creative outlets while hidden from the public eye. When he’s ready, he emerges from hibernation with thought-provoking, introspective essays, books, and talks that examine the meaning of a connected life.
Chui Chui started her UX career more than a decade ago, working with organisations such as Spotify, Marriott, BBC, Google and Clarks, from initial research to design to develop multi-channel international strategies. She has founded Beyō Global, a consultancy which helps companies use market, user behavioural and cultural insights to design a better product and service for their customers (domestic and internationally). Chui Chui is also the author of the book International User Research, the editor at Smashing Magazine and a regular international speaker.
Can you guess who is going to be the Mystery Speaker this time?