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Virginia Hill is an IBM interaction designer, committed to the use of a contextual inquiry approach to understand software users, their needs and behaviors, and to form the basis for user models whose goals drive the design of products.
Shimon Shmueli is co-founder of Touch360, an RTP-based strategic innovation and product design firm. His expertise is in new product development and design, innovation, and marketing. Before founding Touch360, Shimon was with IBM, where he held leadership positions in marketing, division-level business strategies, and new product development and design. Shimon was a co-founder and CTO at KeyNetica, a company that pioneered the use of the USB Flash Drive as a mobile platform. Shimon holds an MSEE/CS degree from Polytechnic University; and an MBA from Wake Forest University. Shimon has been a speaker and mentor in various forums, including Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Tech, MIT Sloan, and George Mason University, where he was an adjunct marketing professor.
Ross C. Teague Ph.D., is the Director of Research at Insight. Ross' role is to create the most useful and powerful methods for collecting product requirements from people based on their abilities, goals, and environments, and to provide the understanding and opportunity areas needed for Insight's innovation and design process. He has been conducting user research and interface evaluations for the past 15 years using methods "stolen" from psychology, marketing, advertising, sociology, and anthropology. He's currently focusing on definining the experiences consumers are interested in having with products so his team can "design for experiences." He received his Ph.D. in Human Factors and Applied Cognition from George Mason University.