Dr. Norman is cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, an executive consulting firm that helps companies produce human-centered products and services, Professor at Northwestern University, Prof. Emeritus of the University of California, San Diego, and co-director of Northwestern's Segal Design Institute; founded by Crate & Barrel creators Gordon and Carole Segal. He has been Vice President of Apple Computer and an executive at Hewlett Packard. He was President of the Learning Systems division of UNext, an early, online education company.
Louis is co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O'Reilly; 3rd edition 2006) and the forthcoming Search Analytics for your Site, co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute, and a former columnist for Internet World, CIO, and Web Review. He blogs regularly and tweets (@louisrosenfeld) even more so.
As a consultant, he has been involved in designing the leading blog and social media applications on the web, including Blogger, TypePad, Flickr, and National Public Radio. Previously, Jeffrey served as the Executive Director of Interface Design for Wired Digital and Lycos Inc., where he managed the look and feel of HotWired, the HotBot search engine, Lycos.com and others. He was also an original columnist for Webmonkey, the author of the acclaimed books The Art & Science of Web Design and HotWired Style: Principles for Building Smart Web Sites.
Kristina is widely recognized as the industry's leading advocate for content strategy. In 2009, she curated the first Content Strategy Consortium to facilitate a national dialogue about this emerging discipline. In 2010, she delivered the keynote address at the world's first Content Strategy Summit in Paris, France. Kristina has also been a featured speaker at Web 2.0 Expo, SXSW Interactive, An Event Apart, UX Week, User Interface Conference, Voices That Matter, IA Summit, Future of Web Apps, Future of Web Design, and the Online Marketing Summit. When she's not running around talking about content strategy, Kristina can be found chasing after her two children in St. Paul, Minnesota.
His new book, "Prototyping: a practitioner's guide" discusses how prototypes are more than just a design tool and shows you how to use prototyping to create a common language, market a product, gain internal buy-in, and test feasibility with your development team. Todd currently lives in Philadelphia, blogs at zakiwarfel.com, and twitters @zakiwarfel.
In addition, he previously served on the board of directors of the Information Architecture Institute as president and as director of events and marketing of the 2,000 member global organization, as well as actively volunteering and mentoring within the organization. He has been both an author and editor for Boxes and Arrows, a well-known online User Experience Design magazine. Russ worked as the producer for the 2008 IDEA Conference, was the chair and curator of the 2009 and 2010 IDEA Conferences. He has been a program reviewer for a variety of conferences and is an advisor for the 2010 IA Summit, as well as a curator for the Research track. Russ was also a curator of the 2010 SXSW Interactive Conference, identifying content for the Information Architecture workshop section.
Drawing on his expertise in communicating complex ideas and abstractions through high-quality visual documentation, Dan wrote a book on user experience deliverables – Communicating Design (New Riders, 2006). Amazon reviews call it "authoritative", "practical, personal, comprehensive" and "a cool nerdbook". He has written more than a dozen articles for Boxes and Arrows, an online journal dedicated to information architecture, on topics ranging from PowerPoint to the information architecture of home audio devices. You can follow Dan on Twitter @brownorama. (Follow @uxdeliverables for information about Communicating Design and the upcoming second edition.)
He is the author of The Power of Many, co-author of Designing Social Interfaces for O'Reilly Media with Erin Malone, and was curator of the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library for a little over three years.
He also gives in-house training sessions and has spoken at industry events all over the world, including An Event Apart, Web App Summit, SXSW, Future of Web Design, and many others.
Prior to venturing out on his own, Stephen spent more than a decade building and leading teams of information architects, interaction designers and UI developers. He's designed Web applications for businesses such as Nokia, Frito-Lay, Sabre Travel Network, and Chesapeake Energy as well as a number of smaller technology startups. Stephen likes to believe that someday he'll have the time to start blogging again at poetpainter.com
Josh's outfit Global Moxie offers workshops and consulting services to help creative companies build tapworthy iPhone apps and effective websites.
Storytelling for User Experience: Crafting stories for better design, written with Kevin Brooks was published by Rosenfeld Media, adding the first book for the field to the current interest in stories and storytelling in all aspects of user experience. She's just beginning work on a new book with Daniel Szuc and Paul Sherman on global practices in user experience.
His upcoming book, "See What I Mean: How to Communicating Ideas With Comics", helps designers, engineers, and marketers create comics of their own for succinct and effective communication. Kevin blogs infrequent essays at kevnull.com and tweets frequently @k. He also likes the taste of blue crayons.
Some of the clients he has worked with include AOL, CBS, FOX, JP Morgan, Lonely Planet, McGraw-Hill, Sony Pictures, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, and the City of New York. Anders is currently a UX Strategist and Designer at ThoughtWorks, a global IT consultancy with a long tradition of Agile software development. Learn more about Anders and read his blog at andersramsay.com.
David has carried out usability consulting activities for a number of clients and he has delivered over 100 seminars in usability for a range of private and public sector organisations. He has written two books on usability ("Effective Color Displays: Theory and Practice" and "E-Commerce Usability") and co-edited a third (Information Superhighways: Multimedia Users and Futures).
She hasn't yet managed to write a book but you may have seen her work on the D7UX project for Drupal, heard her musing on Ambient Intimacy or Agile UX, or seen her writing at Disambiguity.org or speaking at UX London, dConstruct, IDEA, UX Week, the IA Summit. Leisa coordinates the London UX Bookclub and is an active mentor for UX Practitioners in the UK.
He is the author of The User Is Always Right: A Practical Guide to Creating and Using Personas for the Web and a regular speaker at web conferences. His expertise crosses the worlds of digital strategy, customer research, information architecture, interaction design, and usability. He has worked with a wide range of companies, including Nokia, Philips, Adidas, TD Canada Trust, TripAdvisor, HumanaOne, Talbots, 3M, and Estee Lauder. Visit him at www.muldermedia.com or follow him on Twitter at @muldermedia.
Leah has a Master's degree in Library and Information Science from San Jose State University and Bachelors in American Studies from Barnard College. Leah writes and speaks regularly on tactics for inviting people into the user-centered design process.
Nick has created web experiences for Fortune 500 companies including Adobe, Boeing, Google and Oprah.com. He lives and plays in Seattle, Washington, where he's the User Experience Evangelist at Blink Interactive, a recognized leader in evidence-driven design.
Chris is an active speaker on user experience design, speaking at events including An Event Apart, IxDA Interaction '10, the IA Summit, Euro IA, SXSW, The Society for Technical Communications Summit, and the O'Reilly Web 2.0 Expo. He teaches at the School of Visual Arts MFA program in Interaction Design, and has also taught at FIT, Brooklyn College, and the City College of New York. His interactive artwork has been featured in the Whitney and the New Museum. Chris also blogs about design, technology, cultural ideas at his personal site, http://www.graphpaper.com.
As an educator, Dario has been engaged since 2005 in teaching and coaching students at different universities in Europe, including the Politecnico di Milano, the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea and the Umea Institute of Design. Dario holds a Master of Science Degree in Industrial Design from the Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Science Degree in Interaction Design from the Interaction Design Institute Ivrea.