Good design is as much about what is kept hidden as what is revealed. Finding the right balance on that continuum can be tricky, and depends on the often competing goals of simplicity and control. In this session we will explore this question, discuss good and bad reasons to keep users in the dark, and talk about the new challenges designers face as the spotlight turns to who gets to keep secrets in our increasingly networked world.
Interaction Designer, Cooper
Until his recent move to Cooper, Nate Clinton led the design team at Thomson Reuters dedicated to creating products that solve problems for investment managers – the people who manage the mutual fund you invest in or make sure the pension fund doesn’t go bust – everything from complex portfolio analysis and large-scale data visualizations to managing the flood of documents in their inbox.
In previous lives, he was a member of the product team at StarMine – a successful start-up in San Francisco focused on developing sophisticated analytics to pick stocks in the market – and a senior research analyst at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, DC.
In his spare time, Nate plays the glockenspiel in the nation’s preeminent Star Wars Cantina Band and the piano at home, sometimes dressed as a Bith, sometimes not.
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