Our experience design conference Roadmap is a month away

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In less than a month, Gigaom’s experience design conference, Roadmap 2014, kicks off at the SF Jazz Center in the Hayes Valley neighborhood of San Francisco. Om Malik and I are co-chairs of the event and we’ve spent the year recruiting the brightest minds in technology design to come together for two days — November 18 and 19 — of creative thinking around product experience design.

Moderated by: Om Malik — Founder, Gigaom Speaker: Tony Fadell — Founder and CEO, Nest Labs

Tony Fadell, Founder and CEO, Nest, in conversation with Om Malik.

We’ll be bringing you talks and discussions with design vets and up-and-coming creative folk. Some speaker highlights:

  • A conversation with Nest CEO Tony Fadell. Since his interview at Roadmap 2013 he sold his company to Google for $3.2 billion.
  • Telling stories from data from billions of tweets, from Twitter’s first data editor Simon Rogers.
  • Designing your inspiration from independent designer Elle Luna, who has worked on products like Mailbox and the Uber app.
  • An interview with fuseproject founder Yves Behar on building a relationship between users and devices.
  • Google’s VP of design, Android, Matias Duarte, in conversation with Wired’s Cliff Kuang, talking about Google’s new design language.
  • The difference between aesthetics and design from Adobe’s VP of product, Jeff Veen.
  • A conversation with the Academy Award–nominated production designer of the film Her, KK Barrett.
  • Medium CEO Evan Williams talking about using design for narrative and storytelling.
  • John Maeda, Kleiner Perkin’s Design Partner, and former President of RISD, will return to talk about why Silicon Valley needs designers.
  • Top designers from Uber, Pinterest, Facebook, Netflix, Google, Fitbit, HERE, Storehouse, About.me, Ford, frog, Samsung, Microsoft and more.

In addition to two days of awesome content, we’ve also got a kick-off event on the night of November 17, featuring a conversation with designer Gadi Amit, and an afterparty in Hayes Valley on November 18. All I can say about that is KITT vs KARR!

It’s going to be a great time. Roadmap will sell out so make sure to get your tickets soon, come hang out with Om and me and be inspired.

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