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.


SC Moatti is the managing partner of Mighty Capital, a Silicon Valley venture capital firm, and Products That Count, one of the largest networks of product managers, leaders and entrepreneurs in the world. Previously, she built products that billions of people use at Facebook, Nokia and Electronic Arts. She also serves on boards of both public and private companies, including mobile technology giant Opera Software (OPERA:Oslo). An award-winning bestselling author, Moatti frequently gives keynotes on investing and innovation at prestigious conferences globally, including the Mobile World Congress, the Collision Conference, and the Commonwealth Club; 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. A16Z general partner Andrew Chen called SC “a genius at making mobile products people love.” For more information, visit Mighty.Capital