Tag: UX guru

UX Gurus 2014

Ok, so I’m trying to compose a list over top 10 UX gurus of 2014 and I’m getting a bit disappointed of myself because I end up with “the usual suspects”. I would really like to get a few new names on the list.

In no particular order with a short explanation why I have these on top of my mind:

  • Jared Spool (for his constant contributions to the ux community in form of talks and reports and more)
  • Jakob Nielsen (for his constant contributions to the ux community in form of talks and reports and more)
  • Jesse James Garrett (the user experience elements)
  • Alan Cooper & Kim Goodwin (Personas & Scenario technique and the “Inmates are running the Asylum” book)
  • Louis Rosenfeld (“the Polar Bear” book with Peter Morville and “Information Anxiety 2”)
  • Peter Morville (see above + the honeycomb model)
  • Tim Brown (inspiring talks and ideas and CEO of Ideo)
  • Brandon Schauer (inspiring talks and ideas and CEO of Adaptive Path)
  • Barry Schwartz (author of the book “The paradox of choice” – he is maybe not primarily a “UX Guru” – but for me his theories changed the way I personally looked at my own designs more than many others more well known).
  • Luke Wroblewski (“Mobile first” ) 

There are a a list of great inspirational,  motivational speakers and thought leaders that I didn’t put in top 10 list but should get a mention:

  • Joshua Porter
  • Stephen Anderson
  • Steve Krug
  • Eric Reiss
  • Don Norman
  • Bruce Tognazzini
  • BJ Fogg
  • Gerry McGovern

Help me find a few more names to add to the list by tweeting their name (to me @haakonha) or comment below.

Thanks! :)