Todd Zaki Warfel
Principal Designer, Messagefirst

Web site | @zakiwarfel

Todd Zaki Warfel, founder and principal designer at messagefirst, has been designing products and services for over 15 years. Todd’s clients have included AT&T Wireless, Bankrate, Citibank, and Comcast, Numara and NYU just to name a few.

An internationally recognized thought leader on research and design, and author of the prototyping course for the Web Standards Project Education Task Force, he has spoken at conferences and taught workshops around the globe.

His new book, Prototyping: a practitioner’s guide discusses how prototypes are more than just a design tool and shows you how to use prototyping to create a common language, market a product, gain internal buy-in, and test feasibility with your development team.

Todd currently lives in Philadelphia, blogs at, and twitters @zakiwarfel.


Design & User Experience
Location: Empire East
Todd Zaki Warfel (Messagefirst), Russ Unger (18F)
Average rating: ****.
(4.12, 17 ratings)
We call ourselves UX professionals, but don't show our work in public. It's time to nut up or shut up. This highly energetic session will provide an in-depth behind the scenes look at the process behind the design, including: research, IA/interaction design, wireframing/prototyping and visual design. The presentations will end with a time-lapse video of the entire process from start to finish. Read more.
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