In December 2005, he was appointed Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research. Prior to that, he was Principal of his own Toronto-based boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design.
He advises such clients as AT&T, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Microsoft, the National Cancer Institute, Vodafone, and the Weather Channel. His work on user experience strategy and the future of search has been covered by Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy. He blogs at findability.org
Jesse has received Wired Magazine's Rave Award for Technology and has been named one of the "50 Most Important People on the Web" by PC World. His client work includes engagements for Twitter, NPR, Skype, Harvard Business Review, and Crayola. He is a frequent keynote speaker addressing audiences around the world on product design, user experience, and innovation.
Ginny has keynoted conferences in 8 countries and has trained thousands of UX colleagues, writers, designers, developers, and subject matter specialists on 4 continents. Visit Ginny's web site and download two chapters of Letting Go: www.redish.net
His latest book, "Gamestorming: A Playbook for Innovators, Rulebreakers, and Changemakers" details more than 80 tools and techniques used by the world's leading innovators. He is also a founding member of VizThink, an international community of Visual Thinkers.
Previously, she was an in-house creative director. Kim is currently consulting with a variety of clients on integrating design into their organizations.
He is the author of Observing the User Experience, a popular textbook of user research methods, and Smart Things: Ubiquitous Computing User Experience Design, a guide to the user-centered design of digital products.
One of the founders of Adaptive Path and the first Rosenfeld Media author, Indi gives energy to the growing interaction design and experience strategy communities. Her work is available on Slideshare and on her book site at www.rosenfeldmedia.com/books/mental-models.
He also co-founded the popular blog 52weeksofUX.com. Josh's upcoming book "Make them Care!" helps designers and UX professionals make people care about their product or service. It's going to rock.
Currently, Rachel is a Senior Research Scientist at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, California. There she focuses on the research and design of emergent and experimental mobile interfaces and mobile experiences for emerging markets.
Gerry has spoken, written and consulted extensively on web content management issues since 1994. His new book, The Stranger's Long Neck: How to Deliver What Your Customers Really Want Online, was published in 2010.
Arnie's book User Experience Management: Essential Skills for Leading Effective UX Teams (Morgan Kaufmann) was published in 2011, and he has published widely on R&D management. You can follow his tweets @arnielund.
Steve writes regularly on topics from interaction design to pop culture for interactions, Core77, Ambidextrous, Johnny Holland, and the Portigal Consulting blog All This ChittahChattah. He is an avid photographer who has a Museum of Foreign Groceries in his home.
Since that time, Deb has been designing kids' websites and software for companies including Crayola, PBS Sprout, Scholastic, The Campbell's Soup Company, ING Direct and Comcast. Deb currently works as UX Studio Manager at Comcast Interactive Media in Philadelphia, PA. She is the author of Design for Kids: A Framework for Digital Experiences to be published by Rosenfeld Media in 2012.
Cennydd has nearly a decade of experience advising clients including WWF, Samsung, ITV, The Open University and Gumtree on the benefits of customer-focused design. He speaks at design and user experience conferences across the globe. He writes for his popular blog and influential design publications, and is author of the book Undercover User Experience Design. His second book, Designing the Wider Web, will be published this winter.
He writes a lot about accessibility at SimplyAccessible.com
Working with faculty at the University of California, San Diego, he created a degree titled "Digital Technology and Society," which focused on the social impact of technology. He also completed a year of communications studies at the Sorbonne in Paris, where he was jailed briefly for playing drums in public without a license.
He has recently launched Proof, a product design and innovation studio that combines lean processes with strategy, design and technology.
Andrea pretends to play the piano, reads far too many books, chairs the Italian IA Summit, and co-founded the Journal of Information Architecture. His book Pervasive Information Architecture, co-authored with Luca Rosati, was published by Morgan Kauffman in 2011.