40-minute presentation with Ame Elliott

Design + Privacy: Building Systems People Trust

2:00pm – 2:40pm Saturday 24 Sep 2016

This presentation is a call to action for UX designers to consider the privacy and security implications of their work. From websites to apps to IoT applications, the risks to preserving privacy are an opportunity for design leadership. In this talk, Ame shares:

  • Why good UX design can prevent common privacy breaches
  • Ways to create trust-building UX
  • What emerging UX challenges, from IoT to chatbots, can teach us about privacy

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About 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.