Fonz Morris is an entrepreneur and self-taught designer, born in Brooklyn and now based in San Jose. He has worked in tech and design on both coasts of the United States, in Philadelphia, New York, Atlanta, Washington D.C., and California. His belief in the importance of self-driven education continued through his travels through Europe, Central and South America, and South East Asia. Since 2020, Fonz Morris has been the Lead Product Designer at Netflix. Prior to joining Netflix, he led a design team at Coursera.
Luke is currently a Product Director at Google. Earlier he was the CEO and Co-founder of Polar (acquired by Google in 2014) and the Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder of Bagcheck (acquired by Twitter in 2011).
Prior to founding start-ups, Luke was an Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR) at Benchmark Capital, the Chief Design Architect (VP) at Yahoo!, Lead User Interface Designer at eBay, and a Senior Interface Designer at NCSA: the birthplace of the first popular graphical Web browser, NCSA Mosaic.
Luke is the author of three popular Web design books (Mobile First, Web Form Design & Site-Seeing: A Visual Approach to Web Usability) in addition to many articles about digital product design and strategy. He is also a consistently top-rated speaker at conferences and companies around the world, and a Co-founder and former Board member of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA).
Luke also founded LukeW Ideation & Design, a product strategy and design consultancy, and taught graduate interface design courses at the University of Illinois.
Laura is a Senior UX Consultant at Experience UX. She has spent the last 13 years in the digital industry, first as a Web Developer and eventually moving into User Experience Design, fuelled by a growing curiosity about the people she was creating products and services for. Her job includes running research and UX projects for large clients, designing, running and delivering back interesting research insights in creative and interesting ways. Her passions are contextual research, systems thinking, and behavioural psychology. When she’s not immersed in experience design and spending time with her family, she can also be found reading, taming her garden, and playing the piano out of tune.
David Dylan Thomas has given presentations on the intersection of design, bias, and social justice at TEDNYC, SXSW Interactive, Confab, LavaCon, UX Copenhagen, Artifact, and the Wharton Web Conference. His work combines more than ten years of content strategy experience in entertainment, healthcare, publishing, finance, and retail with a deep understanding of bias cultivated by researching and producing over a hundred episodes of The Cognitive Bias Podcast. Learn more about his talks and ideas at daviddylanthomas.com.
Marc is well-known in the global service design community. His award-winning books ‘This is Service Design Thinking’ and ‘This is Service Design Doing’ are foundational texts for service designers around the world. He is also the co-founder and CEO of 'More than Metrics', a company that creates software for service designers, such as Smaply and ExperienceFellow.
With a background in strategic management and service design, Marc consults organizations on how to sustainably embed service design in their structures, processes, and culture.
He regularly speaks at conferences, and teaches service design at various universities and executive education programs. When he's not working, Marc loves travelling with his family in his camper van, sailing, or riding his motorcycle.
I am the Lead Content Strategist at Brain Traffic and author of an upcoming book on design writing from A Book Apart. I’ve been leading training workshops on writing, communication, and content strategy since 2012. I’ve worked previously as User Interface Writer at Wolfram Research (makers of Mathematica and Wolfram|Alpha), as an independent UX designer, and as a UX writer at an iOS-focused digital agency.