Award-winning UX dude that is passionate about people, culture and innovation. Eddie Gomez has grown and evolved an integrated UX Design team at Publicis Sapient Miami for over 10 years. From travel and hospitality clients like Carnival Corp, Universal Studios Park and Resorts to supply chain transformation clients like World Fuel & Southern Glazers, Eddie […]
Andy Vitale is the UX Director, Wholesale Banking at SunTrust Bank, one of the nation’s largest financial services companies, where he is focused on translating human insights into actionable experiences to improve the product and service ecosystem within the finance industry. Andy is responsible for leading all user experience efforts for SunTrust’s wholesale banking solutions, […]
Liliana Reyes Liliana is the Head of Design, Technology and Business at Continuum, based in Chile. She’s also involved in several UX efforts: IxDA Santiago, team lead +Mujeres en UX, team lead +Mujeres en UX, mentoring program She leverages her team’s expertise in tech, design, strategy, and innovation to help customers succeed in challenging contexts. She coordinates […]
Michael Haggerty-Villa is a design systems lead at Intuit, where he directs the development of the QuickBooks Design System as well as the Intuit content design style guide. He has worked on design systems and style guides for brands such as Disney, eBay, Mint, and TurboTax. He has also guided content strategy projects at HPE […]
Dr. Corinne Novell is a social scientist who studies how people navigate information environments online. In her research, she examines factors that prompt people to avoid available information (e.g., feedback), and the consequences of such avoidance. She also examines the effects of fixed versus growth mindsets in performance and consumer contexts. Dr. Novell received her […]
Product and UX lead at Prey. Co-founder of +Mujeres en UX and creator Clipping UX. Member of IxDA Santiago. I love creating, thinking and building digital products with a UX approach. I enjoy collaborating with teams and developing communities around the User experience discipline.
Jordan Higgins leads immersive design at ByteCubed + CHIEF, a creative technology and strategy consulting firm and one of Microsoft’s early Mixed Reality agency partners. Jordan works with public sector, non-profit, and commercial clients to explore real-world applications for augmented, virtual, and mixed reality to change the way we learn, collaborate, and visualize data about […]
A veteran of systems design and ecosystem engineering, Gina Puzo is currently the IA Lead and UX Strategist for a large financial company. She has a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Drexel University and a DBA certification from Learning Tree. But she believes there is no teacher like doing the work, making […]
Whitney Breneisen is a creative professional based in Los Angeles, California. She has been designing digital experiences since 2012 and is currently pioneering Augmented Reality design as a Senior Product Designer at Walt Disney Parks and Resorts Digital. Previously, Whitney led UX design at various startup companies in Nashville, Tennessee and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She holds […]
Jackie Wolf is an information professional who’s passionate about creating accessible, reliable, and meaningful products. The rest of her energy is spent gathering community for Ignite UX Michigan and Michigan UXPA, trying to live a low-waste lifestyle, making the most of her snowshoes, and arguing with banks about their lack of proper authentication practices. Her […]
Clair Rock (they/them) is an information professional who is passionate about making complex stories accessible and inclusive. Clair has been working as an information architect and built their knowledge from their background in filmmaking and a Master’s of Science in Information Experience Design. As an openly trans individual, Clair has taken a stance to advocate […]
Emily Campbell is a Senior Design Specialist on InVision’s Design Transformation team, where she helps design teams and leaders mature their practices and increase their impact through workshops, inclusive presentations, co-creation, and coaching. She is also a yoga and meditation teacher with an academic background in economics, and a staunch advocate of combining mindfulness, systems […]
Jeff Pass made his first website in 1997 and has been involved in digital communications, design, usability, and (of course) IA ever since. But, his first career was in conflict analysis and resolution and much of his training was concerned with ethical decision making and practices. Jeff has tried to bring that experience to bear […]
Kristen Carter is a user experience designer at the Getty where she specializes in solving UX problems involving large, complex, and messy datasets for research applications. Her career started over a decade ago in quality assurance for video games, then web and mobile, before she found her true calling in the field of UX. She […]
Tatjana Hocke-Mirzashvili, Ph.D., is an International Taxonomy Team Lead at Indeed. Originally from Germany, she incorporates her academic knowledge into her daily taxonomy work.
Alice Wallace is a taxonomy analyst at Indeed. Following her studies at the University of St Andrews and Uppsala University, she moved to the U.S. and is now working in the pursuit of order in the ordinary.
Lindsay Ellerby is the Senior Design Director at Normative, a software innovation firm in Toronto, where she leads the team on a wide range of projects that include research, interaction design, product innovation and strategy, and end-to-end design of software applications. Stemming from her fascination with cybernetics, she is passionate about designing for complex systems and […]
Jim Hoekema has been an interactive multimedia and user experience designer for 40 years. Trained as an art historian and as a book editor, he started as a designer at the Office of Charles and Ray Eames with the “Art Game” project to be described in this talk. In the years since then, he has […]
Cassini Nazir is a designer of conversations, curriculum, and interfaces. He is a Clinical Associate Professor in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication at UT Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design. He is also Director of the ATEC Usability Lab, which fosters collaborative research with community partners and offers experiential learning […]
Matt Carthum has been working in the design realm for the past 15 years crafting and leading experiences for Alaska Airlines, Janus Capital Group, Bill Gates, SAP, Microsoft and many others. He is a Product Design Manager for Disney Parks & Resorts Digital. During his 5 years, he led the design for Shop Disney Parks, […]