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Jared Spool

Advisor Greater Boston Area, US

Co-Founder, Center Centre and Conference Chairperson, User Interface Conference.

Co-Founder, Center Centre and Conference Chairperson, User Interface Conference.

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Center Centre


Fidelity Investments
many others
Best Buy


Co-Founder Center Centre March 2012 - present
CEO/Founding Principal User Interface Engineering August 1988 - present
Executive producer UX Advantage Conference March 2015 - present
Conference Chairperson Warm Gun Conference Produced by UIE July 2014 - present
Conference Chairperson User Interface Conference October 1996 - present
Editor in Chief UIEtips 1996 - present
Adjunct Professor Tufts University 1991 - May 2008
Senior Software Engineer Bachman Information Systems October 1986 - July 1988
Member of Technical Staff (HOSS) Symbolics May 1985 - August 1986
Software Engineer Pro Computing 1983 - 1985
Software Engineer Hewlett Packard Enterprise 1980 - 1983
Software Engineer DEC 1980 - 1983

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Markets of Interest
  • • Education
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Financial Services
  • • Healthcare
  • • Commerce
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Media
  • • Higher Education
  • • Content

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Daniel Drew Turner
Interaction Designer, PARC. Previously: Lecturer in UX, San Francisco State University, Masters from UC Berkeley I School.
Jared is not only a foundational educator in the field of user-centered design, he's also an inspiring and insightful speaker. He will let y ... ou know how to figure out what really helps real people with real problems (without which you have little chance at success).
Bill Scott
We worked together  •  VP, Business Engineering, Product Development, PayPal and Technical Advisor for User Experience & Engineering, DwellAware.
Jared's experience with all things design goes back 25+ yrs being a thought leader & deep practitioner in the field. But what makes Jared un ... ique in the field is his ability to discern and help frame what is the current state of the art in the industry. In addition, his communication style & abilities are top of class and they have helped hundreds of thousands of us become better at our craft. In addition, he has a wealth of experience helping companies from startups to the largest companies in the world improve their products.
Michael Calleia
A design and product professional, who helps build great brands and products, with a track record of delivering user-centered, award-winning
Jared is a major community leader in the User Experience and research filed. Not only is Jared an amazing sparker, appearing at nearly ever ... y major UX event, but also runs User Interface Engineering, a leading research, training, and consulting firm specializing in web site and product usability.
Jeffrey Zeldman
We worked together  •  Publisher, Co-founder, A Book Apart and Co-founder, An Event Apart. University of Virginia grad.
With over 20 years' experience, Jared is one of the world's leading user experience thinkers, advisors, researchers, strategists, writers, a ... nd lecturers. He advised on usability years before Jakob Nielsen, and is a frequent keynote speaker at UX and IXD summits and conferences worldwide. We (and our attendees) love him so much that I have asked him to speak at every An Event Apart conference for the past five years.
Seth Earley
They're my advisor: many others  •  Data Analytics Department Editor, IEEE and CEO, Earley & Associates, Inc.
Very knowledgeable about user experience and user research, conference and event planning, program development and logistics.
Michael Darius
Founder / Reflectioneer @rethinkCAFE, Design Partner @darius design — I humanize and design meaningful branded product & service experiences

Jonathan "Yoni" Knoll
Strategic Advisor, Rosenfeld Media and Principal, Designer+Architect, InfinityPlusOne. University of California, San Diego grad.
Yoni is brilliant. Period. He's an amazing developer. Understand UX like the best of them. Is sharp as a whip. Anyone who seeks advice from ... him will be way better off than when they started.

Bill Scott
We worked together  •  VP, Business Engineering, Product Development, PayPal and Technical Advisor for User Experience & Engineering, DwellAware.
Bill is one of the smartest people I know, having driven Netflix, Sabre, and Paypal to new levels of great UI design.