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; he recently finished writing Practical AI with Swift and is currently working on Head First Swift. He holds a degree in medieval history and a PhD in computing. Paris loves to bring machine learning into the world of practical and useful. 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.