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!




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


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..

8-11: Free time in London, England. 

13: World 50 Conference. NYC, NY.

14: 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: Foresight and Trends. Home Studios, New York, NY.

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

9: Panel on AR and VR, a futurist’s view. MIT Media Lab.

17: Human Interaction & Technology, SIBOS. Toronto, ONT. SIBOS

18: World 50 Conference, NY, NY.

19: SIBOS main stage panel. SIBOS. Toronto, ONT.
Innotribe Closing Keynote. SIBOS. Toronto, ONT.

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

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

29-31: London, England. 


4-11: Portland, Oregon
7: Beaverton High School – Portland, OR.
9: World Usability Day – Daimler AG, Portland, OR.

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

13-20: Palo Alto, CA.

27-1: Madrid
28: Fundación Telefónica – TELOS Magazine Launch – Madrid, Portugal.


2-8: Toowoomba, Australia
4-6: ASCILITE Conference – Me.Us.It – Toowoomba, Australia.

9-13: Dubai, UAE.
12: TMRE: The Market Research Event – Dubai, UAE.

13-31: Not available

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


13-14: BDEW Congress – Station-Berlin. Berlin, Germany.

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!