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



11: Making Change at Scale, ESIP Federation Winter Meeting 2017, Bethesda, Maryland

24-31: Writing session for Designing with Sound in Berlin, Germany


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

7-9: Humans Need Not Apply Exhibit at Science Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland. Guest Curator.

28: Workshop, Designing Calm Technology at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA.

28: Puget Sound UX Meetup. The Evolution of UX Careers: Looking to the Future at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA. Panel including Cory Lebson, Peter Merholz, Joe Munko and Emma Rose.


1: Opening Keynote: Designing for Privacy in Mobile and Web Apps: Practice privacy by design, not privacy by disaster! at ConveyUX, Seattle, WA.

4: UCSC Conf on Social Fiction, Santa Cruz, CA.

9. Smart Content Summit. Los Angeles, CA.

15. Financial Security and Calm Technology. MRC Vegas Security Conference. Las Vegas, NV.

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


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

24-25: Car HMI US 2017 Show (remote). Detroit, MI.


9-11: FEI Boston, Boston, MA

16-17: The Next Web Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

22-25: LiveWorx from PTC. Boston, MA.


27-30: DEFCON. Las Vegas, NV. Panel on Biohacking.


7-8: International Retail Summit. Zurich, Switzerland.


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

24-25: Media Insights Conf. Orlando, FL.

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!