Prepare to Design the Future
March 19–20, 2017: Training
March 20–22, 2017: Tutorials & Conference
San Francisco, CA
Ame Elliott

Ame Elliott
Design Director, Simply Secure

Website | @ameellio

Ame Elliott is design director at nonprofit Simply Secure, where she cultivates a community of user experience designers working on open source secure communication. Previously, Ame spent eight years at IDEO San Francisco, where, as design research lead, she delivered human-centered tech strategy for clients such as Acer, Ericsson, and Samsung, and was a research scientist at Xerox PARC and Ricoh Innovations. She holds eight patents and is the author of numerous publications, including a chapter in the Oxford Handbook of Internet Psychology. 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 holds a PhD in design theory and methods from the University of California, Berkeley.


3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Beyond the screen
Location: Tower Salon A
Level: Beginner
Ame Elliott (Simply Secure), Elizabeth Goodman (18F / General Services Administration), Adrienne Porter Felt (Google), Jennifer King (UC Berkeley School of Information)
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If users don’t trust a product, they won’t use it. Too often, security and privacy are treated only as engineering problems—not problems involving design. Using examples from large-scale software deployments with more than a billion users, this panel deconstructs UX microinteractions—details giving immediate feedback—that communicate security and shares tips for designing trustable interactions. Read more.