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Adam Savage

Maker of Things, Adam Savage Industries

Adam has multiple hobbies and is passionate about restoring his vintage four-wheel drive vehicle, and researching and accruing new pieces for his movie prop collection. But his true love is his family.

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Leah Buley

Principal Analyst, Forrester Research

Leah Buley is the author of the book The User Experience Team of One and a principal analyst at Forrester, where she researches the evolving role of user experience.

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Jessica Hische

Typographic Artisan, Title Case

Jessica Hische is a letterer, illustrator, and crazy cat lady known for her silly side projects and occasional foul mouth.

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Abby Covert

Information Architect, Information Architecture Institute

Abby Covert is an independent information architect and teacher at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. She writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA and is the author of 'How to Make Sense of Any Mess' a book about information architecture for everybody.

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Alastair Somerville

Sensory Design Consultant, Acuity Design

Alastair Somerville uses experience from accessibility projects and research to inform new ideas of multimodal user experience for wearables and post screen interaction. He is a specialist in sensory comprehension and haptic design.

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Lis Hubert

Independent Consultant, Hubert Experience Design

Lis Hubert is a lover of great businesses that are not only successful, but that aim to enrich their customers’ lives. Her aim? Make meaningful products and educate others to do the same.

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Donna Lichaw

Knight Foundation Fellow, WNYC/NY Public Radio

For over 15 years, Donna has helped businesses to launch and innovate digital products and services. Emphasizing a mix of storytelling, design thinking, and product strategy, she drives teams to think big by starting small: story first.

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Steve Portigal

Principal , Portigal Consulting

Steve Portigal helps companies to think and act strategically when innovating with user insights. He is principal of Portigal Consulting, author of 'Interviewing Users' and host of the 'Dollars to Donuts' podcast.

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Giles Colborne

Managing Director, cxpartners

Giles is Author of the best-selling 'Simple and Usable' and Managing Director of cxpartners, one of the UK's largest, most respected UX agencies working for the world's leading companies.

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Karl Fast

Director of Information Architecture, Normative

Karl works on problems for a world of abundant information. He is co-author of the forthcoming "Design for Understanding" and a former professor of User Experience at Kent State University.

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Erin Hoffman

Game Designer, Sense of Wonder

Video game designer, author, and lecturer Erin Hoffman explores digitally-mediated human connection and affective states. Her games have hosted millions of players, most recently concerning social equity, learning, and other advanced states of humanity.

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Janet Crawford

Founder and CEO, Cascadance

Janet Crawford is a scientist, leadership expert, and evangelist for moving the conversation on gender from blame to shared action. Her firm, Cascadance, uses neuroscience to build productive, innovative, and collaborative work cultures.