Book Tour

calm-technology-oreilly-amber-case Calm Technology: Designing for the Next Generation of Devices

How can you design technology that becomes a part of a user’s life and not a distraction from it? This practical book explores the concept of calm technology, a method for smoothly capturing a user’s attention only when necessary, while calmly remaining in the background most of the time. You’ll learn how to design products that work well, launch well, are easy to support, easy to use, and remain unobtrusive.

This year I’ll be touring around the world with my latest book, Calm Technology. I hope to see you soon!

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19-23: DENT Conference, Sun Vally, Idaho

29: O’Reilly Strata Conference, San Jose, California

12: Innovation Day Conference, Istanbul, Turkey

15: Design Week Portland, Portland, Oregon

16: What is Media? Conference, University of Oregon White Stag Building, Portland, Oregon

20-24: IoT Fuse Conference, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, Minnesota

27-28: First Shannon Conference on the Future of the Information Age, New Jersey

29: Craft Conf Budapest, Budapest, Hungary


6: SONOS Internal Presentation on Calm Technology

11: IDEO Boston Internal Presentation on Calm Technology

12: MIT Media Lab Civic Media Lab, Cambridge, Massachusetts

24-30: UXLx: User Experience Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (Workshop on Calm Technology)


8-9: Decentralized Web Summit: Locking the Web Open, Internet Archive, San Francisco, California

18-22: Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity, Cannes, France


7: {dive} Conference, Rennes/France

8-12: Yes & Yes Yes, Palm Springs, California


9-12: Keynote speech at UX Week, San Francisco, California


7-9: Guest curator for HUMANS NEED NOT APPLY, Science Gallery Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. Public event 8 Sept 2016.

11: First arrival in Cambridge, MA for year long fellowship at Harvard’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society.

21: FutureM Conference, Boston, MA

26-29: Innotribe@Sibos 2016, Geneva, Switzerland


10-11: Keynote Speech, Thinking Digital Conference, Manchester, UK

17-19:  Keynote Speech, AIGA Design Conference, Mirage, Las Vegas


1: Keynote, Kohler Design Conference, Kohler, Wisconsin.

5-7: Hackers, California

7-9: Keynote on Calm Technology, Qcon, San Francisco, CA

Dec 2016 – Jan 2016: Winter Break (speaking engagements possible, please get in touch)

January 2017

24-31: Berlin, Germany

February 2017

1-2: Keynote, The Media Insights & Engagement Conference, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

March 2017

1: Designing for privacy in mobile and web appsConvey UX Conference, Seattle, WA (additional workshop on Calm Technology on Tuesday, February 28th).

22-26: Keynote, IA Summit, Vancouver, BC.

April 2017

4-6: FUSE design and brand strategy conference, Miami, Florida

May 2017 

9-11: FEI Boston, Boston, MA

18-19: The Next Web Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

October 2017 

26-28: Northern User Experience (2016 site) Manchester, England

Additional events to be announced soon. Want me to speak at your event? Get in touch!