Rachel Hinman is a researcher, designer and a recognized thought leader in the mobile user experience field. Currently, she is a Senior Research Scientist at the Nokia Research Center in Palo Alto, California. There she focuses on the research and design of emergent and experimental mobile interfaces and mobile experiences for emerging markets.
Prior to joining Nokia, Rachel was and experience design director at Adaptive Path, and a mobile researcher and strategist for Yahoo’s mobile group. Currently, Rachel is writing The Mobile Frontier: A Guide for Designing Mobile User Experiences with Rosenfeld Media.
Frederick van Amstel is cofounder of the first Brazilian Interaction Design Institute. At Faber-Ludens, he conducted research on designing for social interactions, co-creation and collaborative design. He lead consultancy teams for clients like Electrolux, O Globo, Coca-Cola. Frederick is currently doing a PhD on Participatory Design at the University of Twente, Netherlands.
I'm an experienced interaction designer, with a passion for designing delightful web software. While working with Contrast, I designed web applications for many start-ups and have seen all possible outcomes from profitable businesses to crash and burns.
I write regularly about the challenges of being a UX designer in a start-up world, and my posts can be found on the Intercom blog, which succeeded the Contrast blog. I speak regularly at start-up an design events, about topics ranging from customer acquisition through to info-graphic design.
Prior to working as a consultant I spent 3 years lecturing software engineering and publishing papers in the area of computer science education.
Adrian is a founding member and director of Vitamins, a multidisciplinary design and invention studio.
His work combines his background in electronics and training as a professional magician in the field of design. In 2007 he patented the Magic Light, a system to magically move spotlight beams using nothing but hand gestures. Adrian has an MEng in Electronic Engineering from Bristol University along with an MA in Industrial Design, from the Royal College of Art. He has worked with artists collective Greyworld and consulted for the BBC as well for consumer electronics brands including Samsung and Nokia.