Adam Connor never tires of explaining why collaboration and critique are critical elements of the design process. And this is a perfectly awesome characteristic of an experience design director at Mad*Pow.
Adam also is a renowned artist and illustrator with more than a decade of experience in creating digital designs. He speaks regularly on the power of critiques at industry conferences from IA Summit to Web 2.0, and his vocal support for Design Studios continues to positively influence the way designers work today.
Over the last twenty years Boon has had job titles like site producer, content specialist, information architect, interaction designer, user researcher, stage manager, and voice-over actor.
Between bouts of title whiplash he’s helped build some very big things, and lots of very small things – each with their own powerful lessons. He’s a Product Designer at NASDAQ OMX, a Rosenfeld Media expert, a lover of new cocktails and old records. He can be found on twitter at @boonerang and he’d love to swap stories over a beverage.
Colleen is kind of a Big Deal. As principal of the consultancy Content Science, she’s led strategic content and user experience initiatives for Fortune 500 companies, government agencies, and boutique brands. She regularly consults with executives and practitioners to improve their strategy and processes for digital content.
Colleen has published dozens of articles and two books. She also founded ContentWRX, a software service that helps organizations evaluate whether their content is effective.
University of Mary Washington
Curtiss Grymala, founder of Ten-321 Enterprises, is the University Webmaster at the University of Mary Washington (UMW). At UMW, Curtiss manages all custom development for the University’s unique implementation of WordPress as its CMS.
He has developed more than 50 custom WordPress plugins, released 9 public plugins and created more than 20 custom themes for various organizations.
Greg Rewis is Head of Developer Evangelism and Programs at Apigee. In this role, Greg is responsible for evangelizing Apigee’s digital business platform to mobile developers. Before joining Apigee, Greg worked as Principal Evangelist for Adobe Systems and spent some time in the start-up world, building mobile applications.
Greg has been passionate about the web since putting his first “home page” online in 1994. The original GoLive Cyberstudio Product Manager and former Dreamweaver Technical Product Manager, Greg is a published author, as well as a regular contributor to industry publications. When not beating web technologies into submission, Greg spends his time hanging out with his co-author and wife Stephanie (Sullivan) Rewis on their 34’ catamaran, border-radius, dreaming of setting sail for the South Pacific.
Matt Novak writes the Paleofuture blog at Gizmodo. Matt is a historian of the future who has written for Slate, Wall Street Journal, BBC Future, Pacific Standard, The Verge, GOOD, TheAtlantic.com, FWD, Smithsonian.com and The Daily.
His series 50 Years of the Jetsons: Why The Show Still Matters examined each episode of the original 1962 season of The Jetsons and exposed what they each showed about our expectations for the future. The series was widely covered in the media by CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s All Things Considered, and The Independent.
Stephen P. Anderson is an internationally recognized speaker and consultant based out of Dallas, Texas. He created the Mental Notes Card Deck, a tool that’s widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He’s also the author of the book Seductive Interaction Design, which answers the question: “How do we get people to fall in love with our applications?”
Stephen has spent more than a decade building and leading teams of information architects, interaction designers and UI developers. He’s designed web applications for numerous technology startups and corporate clients including Nokia, Frito-Lay, Sabre Travel Network and Chesapeake Energy.
Between public speaking and project work, Stephen offers workshops and training to help organizations manage creative teams, create interactive visualizations and design better customer experiences.