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Amuse UX Conference

October 5-7, 2016

AMUSE is an international user experience conference
for anyone interested in how to design and develop
successful products that users love.


Giles Colborne
Managing Director, cxpartners

Giles Colborne co-founded cxpartners in 2004. Since then, it has grown to one of the world’s leading independent experience design consultancies working on next generation experience design and generating hundreds of millions of dollars of revenue for companies such as Marriott, eBay and AXA. His book, ‘Simple and Usable’, has sold tens of thousands of copies in Europe and North America and has been translated into Chinese and Korean. Giles is former president of the UPA, co-chair of IA Summit, and UX Awards judge. Additionally, he has worked with the British Standards Institute in developing standards for web accessibility.

Author of: Simple and Usable

Steve Portigal
Principal, Portigal Consulting

Steve Portigal helps companies to think and act strategically when innovating with user insights. He is principal of Portigal Consulting, author of Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights and host of the Dollars to Donuts podcast. He makes his home in the San Francisco Bay Area where there's always a new ramen restaurant to check out.

Author of: Interviewing Users: How To Uncover Compelling Insights

Russ Unger
Experience Design Director, 18F

Russ Unger is an Experience Design Director at 18F where he leads teams and projects in design and research. He is co-author of the books: A Project Guide to UX Design, Designing the Conversation and Speaker Camp for New Riders (Voices That Matter). Russ is also working on a design leadership book that should be out in 2017. Russ is co-founder of ChicagoCamps, which hosts low-cost, high-value design and technology events and has two daughters who both draw better than he does and are currently beginning to surpass his limited abilities in coding.

Author of: A Project Guide to UX Design

Paul Adams
VP of Product, Intercom

Paul oversees the Product, Design and Research teams at Intercom. Previously, Paul worked as the Global Head of Brand Design at Facebook (running design projects with partners like Nike, Coca Cola, and Starbucks), and as a Product Manager. He was one of Facebook's foremost speakers on the future of marketing and social design. Prior to Facebook, Paul worked in the UX team at Google (working on Google+, Gmail, YouTube and Mobile) and before Google he was an Industrial Designer at Dyson. He published his first book, Grouped, in 2011.

Author of: Grouped

Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass
Research Manager, MailChimp

Laurissa Wolfram-Hvass leads the Research team at MailChimp, where she works with a talented group of qualitative researchers to study customer behavior, product usability, and industry trends. Although Laurissa loves research projects of all kinds, she is particularly interested in how geographic location and culture affect user behavior and technology.

Mike Atherton
Content Strategist, Facebook

Mike Atherton works to bridge the worlds of information architecture, content strategy, and user experience design. For over 20 years he has helped teams large and small deliver better-structured, more engaging digital products and services. He has worked at large and small creative agencies, as an in-house lead at the BBC and Huddle, and as Lead Instructor for General Assemblyís UX Immersive program. He believes engagement begins with core values and solid structure, and is passionate about using experience to evidence the promises of brand.

Adrian Zumbrunnen
Independent UX Designer

Adrian Zumbrunnen is an independent UX Designer, writer, and coffee enthusiast currently residing in Zurich. At present, he is design tinkering at Google where he’s worked on various products like Google AdWords and more recently, Google Maps. Prior to being an independent designer, he was at iA where he worked for various clients in the industry.

Bertalan Mesko, MD, PhD
The Medical Futurist

Bertalan, the author of The Guide to the Future of Medicine, is a medical futurist. He is the managing director and founder of, the first service that curates the medical and health-related social media resources for patients and medical professionals. He has given over 500 presentations from the Yale, Stanford and Harvard University to the centre of the World Health Organization and the Futuremed course organized by the Singularity University at NASA; and is a health 2.0 consultant for pharma and medical technology companies. His work was mentioned by, the World Health Organization, National Geographic, Forbes, TIME, BBC, the New York Times, and Wired Science, among others. included him in the Future Health Top 100 list and was included in the New Europe 100 list in 2014. He is a member of Mensa International and the World Future Society. He has been selected by the Huffington Post as one of the 30 biotech thinkers with the biggest global impact. He is a member of the 'Committee on Future Research' of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

Author of: The Guide to the Future of Medicine

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Conference venue

Millenáris Park See it on a map

The conference will take place at Millenáris, a modern cultural complex in Buda surrounded by a large park, with excellent public transport accessibility. The location is actually the reconstructed site of the one-time Ganz Electric Works, and you still can see the parts of machinery that were used here.



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Amuse Conference is organized by

Zsuzsa Kovács
Zsuzsa Kovács
Senior UX Researcher, Prezi
Zoltán Kollin
Zoltán Kollin
UX director, Ustream
László Laufer
László Laufer
Senior UX Researcher, Prezi
Medea Baccifava
Medea Baccifava
Head of conference management, Prezi
Bernadett Otterbein
Bernadett Otterbein
Sponsor manager, Ustream
Attila Balogi
Attila Balogi
Event manager, Prezi
Kata Marosvölgyi
Kata Marosvölgyi
Travel and accommodation manager, Prezi

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