A bit more about me


Things I do that are interesting:

1/4 of GothamSmith

1/5 of the Design Gym

I’ve been known to give workshops about Design thinking, Science Origami and Kefir at the Brooklyn Brainery, among other places. I’ve been known to write for Core77 from time to time.


What do you do with a degree in Physics? My answer was “manage a Biology Research lab at a Natural History Museum and go swing dancing a lot”. Eventually, this ceased to be a satisfactory answer. After a Masters Degree in Industrial Design at the Pratt Institute in New York, I quickly realized that I was being asked to solve Interaction Design problems at my Industrial Design job…and so I went about becoming an Interaction designer to be able to solve those problems.

I’ve had the good fortune to work on mobile, web and embedded interfaces for clients as diverse as Volvo, GE, Motorola, Panasonic, Best Buy, Hearst, and Abbott Pharmaceuticals on interfaces of nearly every shape and size – from washing machines to TVs.

I’m passionate about iterative engagements with users and stakeholders. I find it makes things better.


Currently I’m travelling the world with an iPad in my backpack.

You can find me on twitter @dastillman or on Linked In. If you’re into that sort of thing.  If you require emails, try my name, daniel.stillman, at gmail.com.

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  • Karen says:

    Subject: Invitation to Speak at BNY Mellon for World Usability Day 2014
    Dear Daniel,
    My name is Karen and I am part of the User Experience and Design Services team at the Bank of New York Mellon (BNY Mellon). As part of this year’s World Usability Day, occurring on Thursday, November 13th, we will be hosting a series of events at 101 Barclay St New York, NY 10007 for BNY Mellon employees to raise awareness about UX.
    Based on your experience and innovative work in the field of user experience, it is with great pleasure that I am inviting you to be one of our featured speakers and share your thoughts around this year’s theme of “Engagement.” We are asking that you present a 50-minute session, with roughly 35 minutes of speaking followed by a Q&A session. Any travel or lodging necessary will be covered by BNY Mellon.
    Please let us know by next Friday, October 24th if you are interested in this opportunity. We sincerely hope that you can join us.
    Kind Regards
    Karen Liu, User Experience Designer
    BNY Mellon / Technology Product Management / Client Experience Delivery / User Experience CoE
    A 101 Barclay Street, 5E, New York, NY 10286 / P 212 815 6213 / E karen.liu@bnymellon.com

  • daniel says:

    Hey Karen! Sorry I missed this! Hope to connect next time!

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