Erik Hekman is a researcher at “Human Experience & Media Design”, a research group at HU University of Applied Sciences in Utrecht, The Netherlands. With backgrounds in Computer Science and Media Technology, he bridges the domains of technology, media, and society. Together with Aletta Smits,...

Dr. Aletta Smits is associate professor “Human Experience & Media Design”, a research group at Utrecht University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands. As a linguist and a data scientist she uses the combination of those skills to develop tools such as Dabanga, but also...

PhD in media and communications from the University of Hull, UK. His thesis discusses online public spheres and political communication, with emphasis placed on transnational political discourses. He works as a senior lecturer, researcher, and graduation coordinator for the Creative Business program (BA, formerly International...

I’m a product designer who keeps on drawing. I’m particularly interested in keeping up a colourful emotional landscape in our design processes, and to fit our models and frameworks to our lived experience and not the other way around. The topic of my talk stems...

Dave is a researcher and designer who is always curious about how people work together, and how we shape information to make it useful. Recently, he restarted Dave’s Research Company and was promptly given the Employee of the Month award. He’s on twitter @stonecrops_....

Evija is originally from Sweden, and is working as a Product Content Strategist at Shopify in Montreal, Canada. As a member of the UX team, she spends most of her time working alongside designers, developers, and data scientists to name a few. For the last...

Kay Jorgensen is a Product Content Strategist at Shopify. She found her way to UX through working and studying as a librarian. She’s interested in connecting people to the information they need and designing systems to support information discovery....

Hertje is a freelance Design Strategist and UX Consultant based in Berlin. She works with small agencies and large organisations, planning and creating experiences with a lasting impact. Her background is in literary sciences and cultural anthropology. Not the typical start for a career in...

Piia Jalonen is a content designer, UX writer, and current Content Lead at Frantic. She helps organizations find their voice and reach measurable goals with strong content. She’s led service overhauls and content migrations, incorporating content design into all phases of agile development. People are...

Liisa Benmergui is a strategic thinking interaction designer and Service Design Lead at Frantic. She has a passion for user research and engaging with stakeholders and agile product teams alike. Over the past 15 years, she has found herself helping bridge  the gap between strategy,...