Ame Elliott

User experience design to re-imagine privacy, security, transparency, and ethics.

Design can change the world.

BIOGRAPHIES AND HEADSHOTS

Keynote presentation at DroidCon Berlin, September 2017. Photo: DroidCon Berlin/Achim Fischer, CC-BY-SA 3.0.

Keynote presentation at DroidCon Berlin, September 2017. Photo: DroidCon Berlin/Achim Fischer, CC-BY-SA 3.0.

SPEAKER BIO [122 words]

Ame Elliott is Design Director at nonprofit Simply Secure, where she cultivates a community of professional designers, developers, and researchers working on privacy, security, and ethical technology. Previously, Ame spent 15 years working in Silicon Valley, as Design Research Lead for IDEO San Francisco, and as a research scientist for Xerox PARC and Ricoh Innovations. She has delivered technology strategy for global clients including Acer, Ericsson, Fuji-Xerox, HP, and Samsung. Her design work has been included in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and recognized with awards from the AIGA, IDSA/IDEA, the Edison Awards, and the Webby Awards. Ame earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University Colorado, Boulder.

BRIEF SPEAKER BIO [23 words]

Ame Elliott is Design Director at nonprofit Simply Secure where she explores the user experience implications of privacy, security, transparency, and ethics. 

EXTENDED SPEAKER BIO [200 words]

Ame (sounds like "Amy") Elliott is Design Director for Simply Secure, a nonprofit service organization providing professional education on privacy, security, transparency, and trust. A user experience designer, her work focuses on how developers, researchers, and designers can collaborate to make complex systems understandable by a broad audience. Ame relocated to Berlin in 2016 after twenty years in Silicon Valley. As Design Research Lead for IDEO San Francisco, she built technology strategy programs for clients including Acer, Ericsson, Fuji-Xerox, HP, and Samsung. Her portfolio includes prototype and production projects in journalism, education, and entertainment. Before her eight years at IDEO, Ame was a research scientist for Xerox PARC and Ricoh Innovations with a focus on ubiquitous computing applications, including pioneering smart home and workplace collaboration systems.

Ame is a speaker and author of numerous publications, including a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology, and holds eight U.S. patents. Her design work has been included in the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and received awards from AIGA, IDSA/IDEA, the Edison Awards, and the Webby Awards. Ame earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Environmental Design from the University Colorado, Boulder.

 

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