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Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @parisba

Paris is co-founder of Secret Lab Pty. Ltd., leading production and design efforts in the mobile game and app development space. A frequent speaker at conferences, workshops and training sessions, Paris enjoys discussing engineering, product development, design and other facets of the mobile and game development worlds. Recent conferences include Apple Australia’s /dev/world/2013 in Melbourne (and 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), a keynote at CreateWorld Brisbane 2010 (and a speaker in 2009, 2011, 2012, and 2014), IxDA’s Interaction 11 in Boulder (March 2011), XMediaLab Location-Based Services in Malmo, Sweden (January 2011), a tutorial and a session at OSCON 2011, OSCON 2012, OSCON 2013, 2011, and many others.

Paris is currently writing “Mobile Game Development With Unity” and “iOS Game Development Cookbook”, both for O’Reilly, and is the co-author of the books “Learning Cocoa with Objective-C Third Edition” (O’Reilly, 2012 and 2014), “iPhone and iPad Game Development For Dummies” (Wiley, 2010) and “Unity Mobile Game Development For Dummies” (Wiley, 2011).

Paris is a highly experienced software developer, product and project manager. Key technologies include Objective-C/Cocoa on the Macintosh and iPhone/iPod Touch and iPad platforms, Java on Blackberry and Google Android and C# on Windows Mobile. Open GL ES and Unity are also favourites.

Paris spent several years leading Meebo Inc.’s mobile strategy in Mountain View, CA; Meebo was one of the world’s fastest growing consumer internet companies and was acquired by Google in 2012. Paris is currently working on his next book, also with O’Reilly, and has recently submitted a PhD in Human-Computer Interaction, focusing on the use of tablets for information management. He is currently co-founder, producer, and occasional programmer at Secret Lab, in Tasmania, Australia.


Mobile Platforms | User Experience
Tutorial Please note: to attend, your registration must include Tutorials.
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab), Christopher Neugebauer (AlphaSights | Python Software Foundation)
Average rating: ****.
(4.56, 16 ratings)
In this tutorial you'll learn why you can't consider UX + design an optional extra when creating mobile apps, and how to tell an awesome app from a bad app. This highly interactive platform-agnostic design-heavy workshop is for programmers of any background. Learn how mobile apps work from a UI perspective, and how + why to build wireframes, and how to evaluate your designs for future improvement. Read more.
User Experience
Portland 252
Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab), Jon Manning (Secret Lab)
Average rating: ****.
(4.29, 14 ratings)
Understanding games means understanding user engagement and interaction. In this session, you'll learn a fresh perspective on user experience design by understanding how users engage with the fastest-growing form of entertainment in the world. Read more.