Amuse UX Conference

October 18-20, 2017 Budapest

Amuse is an international conference for anyone interested in how to design and develop successful products that users love. (See talks from 2016 and 2015.)



Workshop day

Our full-day workshops will be announced soon. You need to buy separate workshop tickets to attend them.



Conference day #1, Thursday

The day will start at 9AM and the last talk will end around 6PM. After the sessions there will be an Amuse party at the conference venue.



Conference day #2, Friday

The day will start at 9AM and the closing ceremony will end around 6PM.


Stephen P. Anderson
Chief Experience Officer at BloomBoard

Stephen P. Anderson is the Chief Experience Officer at BloomBoard, where he is transforming how teachers grow as professionals. Once a high school teacher, Stephen continues to challenge and inspire people as an international speaker and trainer; he’s presented at some of the world’s largest organizations, teaching teams about games, play, learning, interactive visualizations, and other fun topics.
Stephen is most recognized as the man behind the Mental Notes card deck—a tool that's widely used by product teams to apply psychology to interaction design. He also authored Seductive Interaction Design, which answers the question: 'How do we get people to fall in love with our applications?'

Val Head
Author of Designing Interface Animations

Val is a web animation expert and author with a talent for getting designers and developers alike excited about the power of animation. She is the author of Designing Interface Animation on Rosenfeld Media and teaches CSS Animation on
Val curates the UI Animation Newsletter, co-hosts the Motion and Meaning podcast, and leads web animation workshops at companies and conferences around the world.

Vitaly Friedman
Editor-in-Chief at Smashing Magazine

Vitaly Friedman loves beautiful content and does not give up easily. From Minsk in Belarus, he studied computer science and mathematics in Germany, discovered the passage a passion for typography, writing and design. After working as a freelance designer and developer for 6 years, he co-founded Smashing Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to design and web development. Vitaly is the author, co-author and editor of all Smashing books. He currently works as editor-in-chief of Smashing Magazine in the lovely city of Vilnius, Lithuania.

Eva-Lotta Lamm
User Experience Designer, Illustrator and Visual Thinker

Eva-Lotta Lamm is a User Experience Designer, illustrator and visual thinker, with over 12 years of experience working on digital products as an in-house designer for Google, Skype, and Yahoo! as well as freelancing and consulting for various agencies and her own clients. After being a (semi-)nomad for 2 years, she is now based in Berlin. Besides her UX work, she has been taking sketchnotes at hundreds of talks and conferences and has self-published her notes in several books.
Eva-Lotta also is a sought after expert and teacher in the area of sketching, sketchnoting and visual thinking. She is regularly speaking at international design conferences and has been teaching sketching workshops at conferences and for companies for over 5 years. She is currently writing a book on sketching interfaces, based on one of her workshop formats.
In her personal sketching practice, she is exploring the area of Visual Improvisation, where she is looking at the parallels between sketching and improvisation and experiments with how the principles from her regular theatre improvisation practice can be used to inspire visual work.

Léonie Watson
Communications director & Principal engineer at The Paciello Group

Léonie Watson (AKA Tink) began using the internet in 1993, turned it into a web design career in 1997, and (despite losing her eyesight along the way) has been enjoying herself thoroughly ever since.
As a member of the W3C Advisory Board, and co-chair of the W3C Web Platform WG (working on specs like HTML5), Léonie is closely involved with the web standards community. She is frequently asked to talk about web standards and/or accessibility at conferences.
In her spare time Léonie blogs on, writes for tech journals like Smashing magazine, and Net magazine. She also loves cooking, dancing and drinking tequila (although not necessarily in that order).

Senongo Akpem
Senior Designer at Constructive Studio

Senongo Akpem is a digital designer, illustrator, and the founder of Pixel Fable, a collection of interactive Afrofuturist stories. Senongo’s writing on culture and design has been published in A List Apart, Smashing Magazine, and Net Magazine. He is a regular speaker at design and tech events, with talks focusing on digital storytelling, transmedia, and cross-cultural design issues. Senongo's storytelling and design projects have been featured in The New York Times, Slate Magazine, and NPR.
Senongo grew up in Nigeria, lived in Japan for almost a decade, and now lives in New York.

David de Léon
Director of Design and Innovation at inUse

David de Léon is currently Director of Design and Innovation at inUse, one of Sweden’s premier design consultancies. He previously worked a decade for Sony and Sony Ericsson with usability, design and innovation. He has a PhD in cognitive science and has taught and lectured about design for academia as well as industry. David is also an amateur magician who specialises in psychological illusions.

Denise Jacobs
Founder & CEO at The Creative Dose

Denise is a Speaker + Author + Creativity Evangelist who speaks at conferences and consults with companies worldwide. As the Founder + CEO of The Creative Dose, she promotes techniques to unlock creativity and spark innovation in people, teams, and workplaces, particularly those in the tech world. She teaches game-changing techniques for busting through creative blocks, developing clear and effective communication, cultivating collaboration, and up-leveling creative productivity. Her goal is to help teams work better, produce more, and skyrocket their company’s success. Through speaking, writing, training, and consulting, she shares big concepts that challenge the status quo and lead to “ahas” that translate into immediate actions, skills, and new habits to transform all aspects of people’s work lives with focused creativity and improved productivity.

More speakers and workshops will be announced soon


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We have a few discounts for students and those who can't afford to buy a ticket. Contact us at for details.


We are looking for sponsors who help us make this non-profit conference happen.

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Amuse Conference is organized by
Zsuzsa Kovács

Zsuzsa Kovács

Senior UX Researcher, Prezi
Zoltán Kollin

Zoltán Kollin

UX director, Ustream
Bogi Dufek

Bogi Dufek

UX Team Coordinator, Prezi
Medea Baccifava

Medea Baccifava

Head of conference management, Prezi
Gabor Hoffer

Gabor Hoffer

Lead Product Designer, Prezi
Bernadett Otterbein

Bernadett Otterbein

Sponsor manager, Ustream
 Adam Boros

Adam Boros

Marketing Interncybe, Prezi
 Attila Balogi

Attila Balogi

Event manager, Prezi

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Code of

All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at our conference are required to agree with the following code of conduct. Organisers will enforce this code throughout the event. We are expecting cooperation from all participants to help ensuring a safe environment for everybody. If you need help, contact us at

Be excellent with each other

Our conference is dedicated to providing a harassment-free conference experience for everyone, regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, or religion (or lack thereof). We do not tolerate harassment of conference participants in any form. Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any conference venue, including talks, workshops, parties, Twitter and other online media. Conference participants violating these rules may be sanctioned or expelled from the conference without a refund at the discretion of the conference organisers.

The Less Quick Version

Harassment includes offensive verbal comments related to gender, age, color, national origin, genetic information, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, religion, sexual images in public spaces, deliberate intimidation, stalking, following, harassing photography or recording, sustained disruption of talks or other events, inappropriate physical contact, and unwelcome sexual attention.

Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Sponsors are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, sponsors should not use sexualised images, activities, or other material. Booth staff (including volunteers) should not use sexualised clothing/uniforms/costumes, or otherwise create a sexualised environment.

If a participant engages in harassing behavior, the conference organisers may take any action they deem appropriate, including warning the offender or expulsion from the conference with no refund.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact a member of conference staff immediately. Conference staff can be identified as they'll be wearing branded t-shirts.

Conference staff will be happy to help participants contact hotel/venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the conference. We value your attendance.

We expect participants to follow these rules at conference and workshop venues and conference-related social events.