Book Tour

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

O’Reilly Media 2015. 150 Pages.

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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!



16-17: Keynote on Calm Technology. The Next Web Conference. Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

22-25: LiveWorx conference on the connected industry. On behalf of PTC in Boston, MA.

25: Host of Brave New Now, Samsung’s newest podcast about tech, culture and humanity. Recorded during a live event at Samsung 837 with panelists comedian Baratunde Thurston, MTV’s Taylor Trudin and Google designer Liam Spradlin.

28: You Are Here. Virtual Reality Event hosted by Portland Immersive Media Group at Pioneer Courthouse Square in downtown Portland, Oregon.


13: FEI Europe. Crowne Plaza London – Docklands, London, UK. Designing Calm Technology- The New World of IOT & AI. 

14. The Virgin Way Workshop 2017: Workshop and speech on Calm Technology.

15: Internal speech at Space Doctors, a cultural analysis and semiotic insight agency in Brighton, UK.

30: “Coffee with Mr. IoT”. Live video podcast with Robert Schmid from Deloitte.


7-12: YxYY005, Palm Springs, CA.

12-27: Finishing the upcoming book Designing Products with Sound, O’Reilly Books, Oct 2017.

27-30: DEFCON 25. Las Vegas, NV. Panel on Biohacking (Sat, 29 July at Noon).


1-12: Finishing a research paper with Divine Maloney on the Phenomenology of VR.

12-30: Not available. 


4-5: Keynote on Calm Technology. IFA+Summit. Berlin, Germany.

7: Keynote on Calm Technology. 67th International Retail Summit. Zurich, Switzerland.

8: Keynote at Mind the Product. London, UK.

8-12: London, England. 

13-15: Keynote on Calm Technology. Waterloo Innovation Summit. Waterloo, Canada.

26-29: Conference on the future of AI (private event). Juvet Landscape Hotel, Norway.


2-3: Media Insights Conference. New York, New York.

4-5: Fedex Security Awareness (internal event). Memphis, TN.

16-20: SIBOS. Financial Security and Calm Technology. Toronto, ONT.

24-25: Media Insights Conf. Rosen Shingle Creek,
Orlando, FL.

26-28: Northern User Experience. Manchester, England.

29-31: London, England. 


12-13: Liquidnet Conference. San Diego, CA.


1-5: Conference in Toowoomba, Australia.

5-31: Off grid.

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


Available for speaking engagements on Calm Technology and upcoming book Designing with Sound (please get in touch) and Cyborg Anthropology. See speaking topics for talk descriptions!