Keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference in October 2015!


I’m excited to announce that I’ll be keynoting Portland’s Delight Conference, October 5th – 7th, 2015 at Portland’s Art Museum!


What is Delight?
A unique gathering of designers, technologists and businesses that care about creating experiences people love.

I’m excited to speak among some fantastic people from the Industry, namely Dean Cookson from Virgin America, Golden Krishna from Zappos, Aaron Taylor Harvey from Airbnb, Dan Saffer from Jawbone and Rachel Binx from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory!

You can read an interview about what I’ll cover during my Delight talk here.

October 5th – 7th, 2015
Portland Art Museum
1219 SW Park Ave.
Portland, Oregon


Invisible Design at Portland Design Museum’s Story Hour

invisible-design-talk-design-museum-portland On July 15th I gave a short talk on invisible design at Portland Design Museum’s Story Hour. Story Hour is a recurring live podcast series hosted at various locations around Portland, Oregon.

This week’s event was the second in the series. Story Hour opened to the design community on July 15, 2015 from 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm, and the rooftop deck at OnDeck Sports bar was completely packed with people!

Story Hour: Invisible Design Storytellers

  • Grace Andrews, Co-Founder of Lurébel
  • Matthew Bietz, Founder & Creative Director, Quarter Twenty
  • Amber Case, Cyborg Anthropologist,
  • Pete Cole, CEO, Gamblin Colors
  • Kristen Gallagher, Founder, Edify Education Design
  • Pinky Gonzalez, CEO, SightWorks
  • Nick Parish, President, Americas, Contagious
  • Melody Rowell, MFA Collaborative Design 2015, PNCA, Founder & CEO, Project COMIC
  • Ken Tomita, Founder & Sean Kelly, Product Designer, Grovemade
  • Kenneth Weigelt, Associate Creative Director, INDUSTRY
  • Jennifer Woodward, Founder, Pulp & Deckle


About Story Hour
Design Museum Portland’s Story Hour offers the opportunity to share tales of creativity and exploration, live and onstage. It begins with a theme and a group of storytellers, each story is unique, drawing from the tellers interpretation and experience. Whether it’s a student’s first forays or an established professional’s years of practice, their range of perspectives offer an audience inspiration, commonality, and good fun. Each Story Hour is crafted into a subsequent podcast where the stories live on.

Invisible Design
Design doesn’t just make things beautiful, it makes them usable. And successful design has often been described as, at its best, invisible, seamlessly weaving its way into our everyday lives.

Calm Technology at Hand Eye Supply’s Curiosity Club!

Hand Eye Supply Curiosity Club

Come to Hand Eye Supply’s Curiosity Club on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 from 6–7pm. This upcoming talk will feature Amber Case presenting on Calm Technology.

We cannot interact with our everyday life in the same way we interact with a desktop computer. Technology shouldn’t require all of our attention, just some of it, and only when necessary. How can our devices take advantage of location, proximity and haptics to help improve our lives instead of get in the way? This presentation covers the history of calm technology, wearable computing, and how designers can make apps “ambient” while respecting privacy and security. We’ll look at ambient notifications, compressing information into other senses, and designing for the least amount of cognitive overhead.

Amber Case - Technology and Humanity

About Hand-Eye Supply
Hand-Eye Supply is a work-focused supply store for creative minds located in Portland, OR. We engage with our community through our Curiosity Club speaker series and other various projects.

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015 from 6-7pm.

Hand Eye Supply
472 NW Broadway
Portland, OR 97209, USA (map)

See event on Calagator.