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I took Greg’s SFSU UXD course. Greg was extremely helpful in giving me the guidance to make my career transition from sales to UXD. He continued to help me after the course was over and is still to this day someone I can turn to for advice. It took a lot of work, drive, and focus but today I am a UX Designer for a San Francisco startup. I recommend his course for anyone who is looking to become a designer or wanting to become a better designer.
Greg worked with me during my time at BHGE on our emerging Predix Asset Performance Monitoring applications for offshore facilities. He was a keystone in helping us figure out how to take very complex, high volume data, and present this in a way which was both meaningful and familiar to offshore operators. Greg’s sense for user needs and UX flow is world class, for many diverse applications!
Greg designed a lot of improvements that made the user experience way more involving and efficient. We are not talking about just visual embellishment here, this app was about interacting at once with a hundred thousand live data items! Greg is a genius in making extremely complex user interaction just simple and effective! Beside his UI design capabilities, Greg is a great person to work with, really able to collect and synthesize the contribution of multiple and non-technical sources in a superior form.
Greg’s workshop at the O’Reilly Design Conference 2016, “Practical Lean UX for Wearables,” was a valuable, hands-on class on prototyping. I learned concepts and techniques I’ll apply to designing for more than wearables. Greg’s communication skills and passion made the class enjoyable as well as valuable. I recommend his workshops and classes to all UX and UI designers.
Several years Greg did some consult work with Open Source on our site. His design suggestions, which included thumbnail images, helped conversion quite a bit. Soon our competition copied and, in some cases, upgraded their search. All the new search interfaces, however, were limited in the amount of image data they could show at one time. That led us, using Greg’s original ideas, to the idea of a thumbnail of a thumbnail. In our industry and for our type of images I think it is very valuable information. Greg was able to provide very insightful ideas with a limited knowledge of our company and based on a few brief conversations. I am also a big fan of his book, Designing Search.
I worked with Greg during the second half of 2013 when he consulted Intuit on a few mobile related projects. I found Greg’s design, suggestions and advice very compelling, reflecting amazing personal innovation skills, always complaint with Apple, Google guidelines. Besides being top-notch professional, Greg is a perfect team player, he is open to other opinions, ready to adapt and evolve ideas from initial mock-up up to commercial products. If our ways cross again I would be happy to work with Greg again.
Not only is Greg a really good guy, with an easy smile, a great laugh, and keen sense of humor, he is one of the most talented UX designers I have had the pleasure of working with. He’s a real design master- deeply experienced in the art and science of human-computer interaction. It was a pleasure working with Greg at Ketera and I highly recommend him to anyone in need of thorough, thoughtful application design solutions.
Greg is an excellent UX/UI design instructor – I enjoyed his UX/UI Design class at SF State. His class helped to teach me about planning mobile products in a way that saves time, low-cost paper prototyping and testing of mobile designs, working in an Agile design team, and presenting the results. Taking Greg’s class really helped to open doors for me in my professional career.
Greg is an experienced, hard-working design researcher. He is a “big picture” person, with a great passion for design process and a sincere eagerness to learn from people. His kindness, honesty and empathy make him the right person to lead insightful participatory design sessions and to have findings communicated in a tangible and consumable way. Perhaps the only thing that surpasses his professionalism is his passion for great literature and knowledge about the most diverse topics. I always look forward to a mind-opening conversation with him.
Greg is a very creative and skilled engineer. He has the ability to learn a new subject very quickly and then apply it where it makes sense. It was a pleasure to have Greg in my team at IMX. Other than being an outstanding software engineer, Greg is also a fun person to be around, and is an asset to any team.
I really appreciated Greg’s class and book, and am putting concepts from it to great use in my product work.
Greg brings fresh out-of-the-box thinking to the UX design process and truly understands what it means to put the customer first. The wealth of experience he brings to the table from designing successful search and e-commerce systems is invaluable. He’s a pleasure to work with and comes highly recommended.
Upcoming videoconference: “Designing Conversational Interfaces”, November 14th, 11am ET
Greg hosts the discussion of key aspects of the conversational bot experience and conversational UI best practices. You’ll learn: how to pick the right bot framework, how to use basic building blocks of bot dialog (Intents, Entities, Dialogs) to create conversational UIs, and the key importance of context and channels (Mobile, Wearables, etc.) for shaping the conversational experience. We’ll spend the bulk of time on what is “right around the bend” in the near-future of conversational UIs. From practical tips you can put to work immediately, to inspiration for your next project, be prepared to come away saying “Bot Future so Bright, Gotta Wear Ear-Muffs!”
Featured Events and Videos
Video: 2-hr Sioux keynote in Eindhoven, Netherlands. Create the superior Digital Industrial UX with a Digital Twin, sparklines, applied Gestalt principles, “working graphs” with direct UI manipulation, metrics correlation for…
Video: 30-min TED-style talk at the sold-out UX New Zealand conference. Practical Tips for successfully applying #LeanUX #DesignOps techniques in large, complex organizations traditionally dominated by engineering.
Video: How to design wearables like Tony Stark — in 3 minutes. Answering the phone while driving with 2 wearable interface designs: 1) Existing Apple Watch UX & 2) New…
Video: 20-min TED-style talk at the sold-out From Business to Buttons Conference in Stockholm, Sweden.
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11/14/19 Rosenfeld Media Enterprise Experience Community * Designing Conversational Interfaces (Videoconference)
06/01/19 DesignOps Conference * Manchester, UK – #DesignOps Deep Dive (full-day workshop)
05/31/19 DesignOps Conference * Manchester, UK – 12 Tips for Better #DesignOps
02/20/19 Sioux * Eindhoven, Netherlands – UX Design #DigitalIndustrial #IIoT Strategy Leadership Breakfast (Strategy Discussion & Q&A)
02/19/19 Sioux * Eindhoven, Netherlands – #DigitalIndustrial #IIoT UX Design Deep Dive Workshop (full-day workshop)
02/18/19 Sioux Hot-or-Not * Eindhoven, Netherlands – 12 Tips: “Code Smarter with UX” #DigitalIndustrial #IIoT (2-hr Keynote)
10/01/18 San Jose State University * San Jose, CA – Digital Assistants, Bots, and AI UX Best Practices (3-hr Guest Lecture)
08/29/18 Global Big Data Conference * Santa Clara, CA – AI of UX
04/02/18 Global IoT Conference * Santa Clara, CA – UX Best Practices for #IIoT and #DigitalIndustrial
10/18/17 Latinoware * Foz Iguazu, Brazil – Data Visualization in the Age of Mobile and Wearables
10/12/17 UX New Zealand * Wellington, NZ – Lean UX Playbook: 10 Practical Tips #DesignOps
10/10/17 UX New Zealand * Wellington, NZ – #DesignOps Discussion Panel
11/19/16 UXPA China * Suzhou, China – Data Visualization for Mobile and Wearables (full-day workshop)
11/17/16 UXPA China * Suzhou, China – Lean UX Design for Mobile Success (full-day workshop)
10/26/16 Design for Action * Chicago, IL – 12 Tips for #LeanUX Success
09/01/16 Big Data Conference * Santa Clara, CA – Data Visualization for Mobile and Wearables
07/17/16 HCI International * Toronto, Canada – Lean UX Design for Mobile Success (half-day workshop)
05/11/16 UX Alive * Istanbul, Turkey – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation (1-day Workshop)
04/21/16 Data Visualization Summit * San Francisco, CA – Data Visualization in the Age of Mobile and Wearables
04/01/16 3-Week Online course on Wearable UX Design
03/11/16 SXSW 16 * Austin, TX – Data Visualization in the Age of Mobile and Wearables
01/25/16 BayCHI * San Francisco, CA – $1 Prototype for Wearables: Lean UX, Low-Fi Approach for Rapid Innovation (Keynote)
01/20/16 O’Reilly Design Conference * San Francisco, CA – $1 Prototype for Wearables: Lean UX, Low-Fi Approach for Rapid Innovation (1-day workshop, sold-out)
10/20/15 LeanUXAcademy Webinar – $1 Prototype for Wearables: Lean UX, Low-Fi Approach for Rapid Innovation
10/08/15 O’Reilly Media Lab * Sebastopol, CA – Sketching for UX (video course shooting session)
09/25/15 Agile Silicon Valley Conference * Santa Clara, CA – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation
09/22/15 Silicon Valley Innovation Center * San Mateo, CA – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation (1-day Workshop, sold-out)
09/17/15 BigDesign Conference * Addison, TX – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation Workshop (1-day workshop, sold-out)
05/07/15 Silicon Valley Innovation Center * San Mateo, CA – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation (Keynote)
04/21/15 Business to Buttons Conference * Stockholm – $1 Prototype: A Lean, Low-Fi Approach to Android Material Design and Rapid Innovation (TED-Style talk, sold-out)
03/17/15 SXSW15 * Austin, TX – $1 Prototype: Modern Methods for Mobile Design (half-day workshop, sold-out)
07/16/14 Multinational eCommerce Company * Buenos Aires, Argentina – Android L Material Design & RWD UX Design & Training Workshop (2-day Custom Workshop)
05/19/14 Sum of the Parts +++ Autodesk Speaker Series * San Francisco, CA $1 Prototype: A Modern Approach to Mobile UX Design and Rapid Innovation
05/02/14 Multinational Classifieds Company * Dubai, UAE – Android and Mobile Web UX Design & Training Workshop
03/10/14 SXSW14 * San Antonio, TX 10:00 am Book Signing: Android Design Patterns
03/09/14 SXSW14 * San Antonio, TX Advanced Agile Mobile Design Workshop: Android 4.x iOS 7 (1 Day)
02/27/14 Fortune 100 Financial Company * San Francisco, CA – 2-Day Mobile and Responsive Web Design Workshop
02/18/14 Bay Area Android Study Groups * Eventbrite, San Francisco Android Search and Refinement Design Patterns
02/12/14 Responsive Web Trends Conference * MoBoom, San Francisco Lean Mobile-First UX: Get Awesome Responsive Sites to Market Quickly
02/05/14 Bay Area UX/UI Mobile Design Meetup * Intuit HQ, Mountain View Designing Android 4 Apps for iOS Designers!
01/22/14 Mobile Payments and Value Added Services Summit * New York, NY Mobile Payment Technology Panel (with Dell and MasterCard) CANCELLED DUE TO STORM
12/07/13 General Assembly * San Francisco, CA Lean Mobile Design Workshop (1 Day)
11/08/13 San Francisco State University * San Francisco, CA Mobile UX/UI Design Intensive Certificate (3 CEU)
10/22/13 On Android Conf * San Francisco, CA Experimental Android UX Design Patterns
10/16/13 Latinoware * Iguassu, Brasil Keynote: Experimental Android Design Patterns
09/25/13 BayCHI * Yahoo! Sunnyvale, CA Designing Android 4 Apps for iOS Designers
09/12/13 The Mobile UX Summit * Rosenfeld Media Android 4.x Design: 5 Tips and a Case Study
08/22/13 UserTesting * Interview Celebrate Fragmentation, Search is Dead & When to Not Build Apps
08/20/13 UserTesting * Webinar Secrets of Mobile Success
08/19/13 Silicon Valley iOS Developers Meetup * San Francisco, CA Designing in Android 4.x for iOS folks
07/30/13 NoPanels * Mountain View, CA Mobile UX for Startups
07/20/13 Mobilek.it * Los Angeles, CA Agile Mobile Design Workshop
06/29/13 General Assembly * San Francisco, CA Agile Mobile Design Workshop 2-Day Series
06/11/13 USAA Bank * San Antonio, TX * Mobile Design Workshop (through Rosenfeld Media)
05/10/13 Oracle * Redwood Shores, CA Responsive Design Workshop (through Rosenfeld Media)
04/20/13 Mobile Camp Chicago * Chicago, IL Designing Mobile Magic Moments
03/12/13 South by Southwest * San Antonio, CA Agile Mobile Design Workshop Testimonials (4 min) | Video Sample (7 min)
02/09/13 World IA Day * Los Angeles, CA Designing Mobile Magic Moments Full Video (44 min)
02/17/13 UXI Studio * Tel-Aviv, Israel Keynote
02/19/13 UXI Studio * Tel-Aviv, Israel Agile Mobile Design Workshop
12/12/12 General Assembly UX Course by Christina Wodtke * San Francisco, CA Guest Lecture on Mobile Design
11/16/12 MobX * Berlin, Germany Keynote
11/15/12 MobX * Berlin, Germany Agile Mobile Design Workshop
08/23/12 Adaptive Path UXWeek * San Francisco, CA Practical Agile Mobile Design Workshop
07/16/12 Silicon Valley iOS Developers Meetup * StackMob, San Francisco, CA Designing Mobile Magic Moments
07/02/12 HULT University * San Francisco, CA Graduate Course: Advanced User Experience
06/19/12 eConsultancy Digital Cream * San Jose, CA Panel Discussion: Mobile UX Design
05/16/12 DesignCaffeine Virtual Seminar Cross Channel Design: Magic Mobile Moments
04/06/12 DesignCaffeine Virtual Seminar QR Codes That Convert: Mobile UX Strategies for Success
03/21/12 Information Architecture Summit * New Orleans, LA Cross-Channel Search: Design Approaches for Mobile and Tablet
03/05/12 DesignCaffeine Virtual Seminar How to make Agile work for your Mobile Design project
11/14/11 Search Engine Summit (SES) * Chicago, IL Panda vs. Human: Advanced eCommerce SEO & UX (with Jaimie Sirovich) Interview | Review
11/01/11 Enterprise Search Summit Fall * Washington, DC Ubiquitous Enterprise Search: New Design Approaches for Mobile and Tablet
10/23/11 GOLD SPONSOR: DrawCamp * Milwaukee, WI Agile Mobile Prototyping with Post-It Notes
10/22/11 SketchCamp Chi * Chicago, IL Agile Mobile Design Sketching
10/21/11 Marquette University * Milwaukee, WI Designing for Mobile & Tablet Workshop
05/28/11 SILVER SPONSOR: UX SketchCamp * San Francisco, CA Storyboarding iPad Transitions
05/25/11 WebVisions * Portland, OR Designing Effective Mobile Ecommerce Search
05/10/11 Enterprise Search Summit * New York, NY Designing Mobile Enterprise Search – Lessons From Mobile Ecommerce
01/19/11 Silicon Valley iOS Developers’ Meetup * LinkedIn HQ, Mountain View, CA Designing a Resourceful Mobile Search Experience
09/20/10 Design4Mobile * Chicago, IL Designing Resourceful Mobile E-Commerce Search
06/12/10 DrawCamp * Milwaukee, WI Storyboarding iPad Transitions
04/07/10 Information Architecture Summit * Phoenix, AZ Design Caffeine for Search and Browse UI
05/01/09 Net Squared Non-Profit Conference * San Jose, CA Experience Design for a Viral Mobile Community
04/13/08 Information Architecture Summit * Miami, FL How to set up and run participatory design sessions, analyze data and present results effectively