User Experience Consultant by day and blogger by night, Leisa's work and
interests include user research, interaction design, information
architecture and usability grounded in User Centered Design
methodologies. She has a particular bent towards social presence and
Currently available as a hired UX gun, Leisa was previously Principal
Consultant with Flow Interactive in London. She has worked with
countless clients over the past decade, helping them to design and
deliver world class user experiences through the integration of design
Eric Sink enjoys a challenge. He could have chosen to build his company
in Silicon Valley or Seattle where all the resources are. Instead, he
decided to settle in central Illinois, where every third TV commercial
is an advertisement for herbicide.
He's not rich or famous, but apparently a decent software career can be
made almost anywhere. Eric managed the browser team at Spyglass, leading
the development of the early versions of Internet Explorer for
Microsoft. After that, he founded AbiSource, the company which developed
the first versions of Abiword. In 1997 he founded SourceGear, a boring
but profitable small ISV selling developer tools. His morning commute is
six minutes long and involves neither freeways nor stoplights.
Apparently, he refuses to buy a hamster for his 10 year old daughter.
Matt Webb is a principal of the creative design consultancy Schulze &
Webb where his work has included material
prototypes for Nokia, Web strategy for the BBC, and exploration into the
future uses of RFID. S&W works in near-term product R&D and, as embodied
in the USB puppet Availabot, has a special focus
on the social life of stuff. Matt speaks on interaction design and
technology, is co-author of Mind Hacks,
cognitive psychology for a general audience, and builds polite social
software and Web toys. He can be found at Interconnected
and in London.