Presented By
O’Reilly + Cloudera
Make Data Work
29 April–2 May 2019
London, UK
Paris Buttfield-Addison

Paris Buttfield-Addison
Cofounder, Secret Lab

Website | @parisba

Paris Buttfield-Addison is a cofounder of Secret Lab, a game development studio based in beautiful Hobart, Australia. Secret Lab builds games and game development tools, including the multi-award-winning ABC Play School iPad games, the BAFTA- and IGF-winning Night in the Woods, the Qantas airlines Joey Playbox games, and the Yarn Spinner narrative game framework. Previously, Paris was a mobile product manager for Meebo (acquired by Google). Paris particularly enjoys game design, statistics, blockchain, machine learning, and human-centered technology. He researches and writes technical books on mobile and game development (more than 20 so far) for O’Reilly and is writing Practical AI with Swift and Head First Swift. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing. You can find him on Twitter as @parisba.


17:2518:05 Wednesday, 1 May 2019
Strata Business Summit, Visualization and UX
Location: Capital Suite 10/11
Secondary topics:  Visualization, Design, and UX
Mars Geldard (University of Tasmania), Paris Buttfield-Addison (Secret Lab)
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Science fiction has been showcasing complex, AI-driven interfaces for decades. As TV, movies, and video games have become more capable of visualizing a possible future, the grandeur of these imagined science fictional interfaces has increased. Mars Geldard and Paris Buttfield-Addison investigate what we can learn from Hollywood UX. Is there a useful takeaway? Does sci-fi show the future of AI UX? Read more.