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Cynthia Savard Saucier

Director of Design at Shopify and Author of Tragic Design (O’Reilly Media), Cynthia is passionate about human beings and their means of communication. She has always sought a deeper understanding of how people think, interact, connect. Communication has thus been a key ingredient in her technological endeavours. A Université de Montréal graduate in industrial design. […]

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Simona Ralph

Simona brings together clinical experience with business management, communications, and design. With a career spanning a variety of industries and international locations, she brings a provocative and no-nonsense view to reshaping healthcare through systemic design and digital technology. She is a passionate advocate for human-centred design in healthcare and believes that everyone is a source […]

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Margot Bloomstein

Margot Bloomstein is the principal of Appropriate, Inc., a brand and content strategy consultancy based in Boston, and the author of Content Strategy at Work, published by Morgan Kaufmann. For nearly 20 years, she’s helped shaped content strategy both as a practice and an industry: she leads workshops, keynotes conferences, and consults with diverse marketing […]

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Lea Alcantara

If you want an experienced designer who will create engaging and effective sites, then I’m your gal. Respecting clients and building great relationships with them, as well as pinpointing design flaws that aren’t accurate reflections of my clients’ brand are all key to my process. My goal is design with sass and class: professional, attractive, […]

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Tracy Leigh Hazzard

Over the last two decades, Tracy Leigh Hazzard has developed unbeatable instincts for color, design and product markets. Her career has spanned five industries, including automotive and contract fabrics, furniture design, technology accessories and retail fashion, all contributing to her unerring ability to identify the right product strategy for any given market. With her husband […]

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Aviva Rosenstein

Aviva Rosenstein began researching how people use technology during the earliest days of the Web, and she started creating, collecting, and iterating on lean UX techniques in 2005. By helping product developers at Yahoo and Salesforce.com understand and empathize with the people who buy and use their technology, Aviva’s teams have helped launch hundreds of […]

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Lucille Tenazas

Lucille Tenazas is both an educator and graphic designer. Her studio, Tenazas Design was based in San Francisco for 20 years but relocated to New York in 2006, returning to the city where she originally began her practice in 1982. She is the Henry Wolf Professor in the School of Art, Media and Technology at […]

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Amber Case

Amber Case is a cyborg anthropologist, examining the way humans and technology interact and evolve together. Like all anthropologists, Case watches people, but her fieldwork involves observing how they participate in digital networks, analyzing the various ways we project our personalities, communicate, work, play, share ideas and even form values. Case founded Geoloqi.com, a private […]

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Gillian Crampton Smith

Gillian is the leading academic in the kind of interaction design taught at schools of art and design. In 1989 she established the first program in interaction design at the Royal College of Art in London. Now called the Interaction Design Department, this was the first program where graduate designers could learn to apply their […]

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Maria Guidice

Innovator, artist, protagonist, and positive provocateur, Maria has pursued a vision of intelligent, elegant, people-centered design throughout her professional life. Her grasp of the pragmatic, the authentic, and the essential have kept her at the forefront of design and business for over 20 years. Under Maria’s leadership, Hot Studio, the experience design firm she founded […]

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