October 7, 2015

An evening with author and Google designer


Most apps fight for our attention, but how can an app be useful when you leave your phone in your pocket? In this inspiring talk, Golden Krishna (author of “The Best Interface Is No Interface” and designer at Google) proposes the concept of “back pocket apps” – uses of your phone that are best when you don’t need to interact with your phone at all. Mobile devices hold more potential that to be yet another screen for reading Facebook posts on – they should augment our lives in clever and useful ways. Golden looks at these interface-free user experiences, how to design them, and how to create delightful experiences without direct engagement.

Designer and author of the best-selling book “The Best Interface is No Interface: A Simple Path to Brilliant Technology,” Golden Krishna currently works at Google on design strategy to shape the future of Android. He was called one of the “World’s Best Designers” by Fast Company. His work and design thinking has been featured in major publications like The Verge, BBC, Bloomberg, The Wall Street Journal, Forrester, and PC World. Golden has worked for Samsung, Zappos, and Cooper. Golden has toured the world to give lectures about his book and design work in Sydney, Paris, London, Berlin, Montréal, Moscow, New York, San Francisco, Boston, Austin, Denver, Sweden, Budapest, Dublin, and at other large events including a keynote at SXSW in front of audience of 1,600 people about “The Best Interface is No Interface.”

Check out Golden’s full talk at Manifesto here.


scmoatti-500-bwSC Moatti is a technology visionary, early stage investor and fmr Facebook executive. Today, she invests in products that transform lives and create value at scale. Previously, she built mobile products that billions of people use. Andrew Chen, one of Uber’s top executives, called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” Moatti is the founder & managing partner of Mighty Capital, an early-stage investment firm, and the founder of Products That Count, a community of 15,000+ product managers and innovators. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). A bestselling author, Moatti frequently keynotes on mobile transformation and business growth, and has been featured in The Wall Street Journal, The Harvard Business Review, and on NPR. She lectures at Stanford Graduate School of Business, where she earned her MBA and has a Master of Science in electrical engineering.