Aarron Walter is the Director of User Experience at MailChimp, where he strives to make software more human. Aarron is the author of Designing for Emotion from A Book Apart. Aarron taught design at colleges in the US and Europe for nearly a decade, and speaks at conferences around the world. His design guidance has helped the White House, the US Department of State, and dozens of startups and venture capitalists. He tweets about design under the moniker @aarron on Twitter.
Josh Clark is a designer specializing in multi-device design, strategy, and user experience. He's author of four books, including "Tapworthy: Designing Great iPhone Apps" (O'Reilly, 2010) and the forthcoming "Designing for Touch" (A Book Apart, 2015). Josh's agency Global Moxie offers design services, strategic consulting, and training to help creative organizations build exceptional interfaces for apps, websites and connected devices. His clients include AOL, Time Inc, eBay, O'Reilly Media, and many others.
Chris Risdon is a design director at Adaptive Path. Chris's journeyman path has helped shape his belief that an interdisciplinary approach to design enables people to have compelling and useful experiences with products and services around them.
Chris initially started in information architecture and product strategy in 1997, and over the past 16 years has applied a combination of graphic, service and interaction design to successful products and services. Chris has enjoyed working with and for all kinds of companies, from large enterprises, consumer-facing retail brands, media companies, and innovative start-ups.
Chris holds an MFA in design from the Savannah College of Art & Design, and spends any extra time as a speaker and educator, teaching Adaptive Path’s UX Intensive workshops and as an adjunct professor teaching interaction design theory at California College of the Arts.
Kate Rutter is an entrepreneur+designer with a talent for bringing companies and customers together through visual methods, lean strategies and user-centered design. She's helped hundreds of entrepreneurs, designers and UX managers implement Lean startup + UX methods in their organizations.
Kate is Principal at Intelleto.com, where she creates visual explanations that make complex ideas simple, memorable and shareable. She leads the UX learning track at Tradecraft, and Co-founded Luxr.co, an online education company that helps entrepreneurs create products that customers want, need and love to buy. Prior to Luxr, Kate was Senior Practitioner at UX consultancy Adaptive Path, where she specialized in bringing customer empathy and collaborative UX practices to companies big and small.
Founder of Ethnio and former design research manager at Facebook and Instagram. Co-wrote Remote Research, droned a library in NY, and made that airplane time lapse a while ago. Mentor at the Orange startup accelerator and CCA Design Strategy MBA degree. Was CEO of Bolt | Peters which was acquired by Facebook, and an adjunct professor at the SVA iXD program. Last century, he worked with faculty at the University of California, San Diego, to create a degree titled “The Social Impact of Digital Technology,” which combined Cognitive Science, Sociology, and Computing in the Arts.