Hardware, Software & the Internet of Things
June 23–25, 2015 • San Francisco, CA
Ame Elliott

Ame Elliott
Design Director, Simply Secure

Website | @ameellio

Ame Elliott is design director for Simply Secure, where she is a passionate advocate for bringing design to usable security. She joined Simply Secure after eight years at IDEO San Francisco, leading design research and delivering human-centered tech strategy projects for Fortune 500 clients such as Acer, Ericsson, and Samsung. Her past projects include a study of the home computing experience on three continents; creating a business strategy to harness the value of machine-to-machine interactions; and networked bathroom hardware for the beauty industry. Prior to IDEO, she was a research scientist at (Xerox), PARC, and Ricoh Innovations. Ame earned a Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley for her work creating hybrid physical-digital interactions to support the architectural design process. She studied human-computer interaction and architecture at Berkeley and the University of Colorado, Boulder, and believes design education is a great foundation for technology developers.


2:05pm–2:45pm Thursday, 06/25/2015
Location: Generals Residence
Tags: design
Ame Elliott (Simply Secure)
There is a tremendous design opportunity in making the user experience of Internet of Things security accessible to a mass audience. User experience designers can leverage lessons from building architecture to help design new connected domestic technologies, such as smart building sensors, that serve the needs of their inhabitants in a transparent and delightful way. Read more.