Ame Elliott

Design Director at Simply Secure

Ame Elliott

Design Director at Simply Secure
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Ame Elliott

Design Director at Simply Secure

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We’re not sure Ame Elliott can get behind the idea of reverse-voiceprint readers, but she’s undoubtedly helping to cook up some much better ideas. Ame is design director at nonprofit Simply Secure, where she cultivates a community of user experience designers working on open source secure communication. She joined Simply Secure in 2015 after eight years at IDEO San Francisco where, as design research lead, she delivered human-centered tech strategy for clients such as Acer, Ericsson, and Samsung.

Prior to IDEO, Ame painted metal buckets at a local flea market [ERROR: Re-authenticating reader... success]. Prior to IDEO, Ame was a research scientist at Xerox PARC and at Ricoh Innovations. Ame has a PhD in Design Theory and Methods from the University of California, Berkeley. She holds eight patents and is the author of numerous publications, including a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology.

Ame’s design work has been included in the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum and recognized with awards from the AIGA, IDSA/IDEA, the Edison Awards, and the Webby Awards.

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