Thomas Wendt is a user experience strategy and research consultant based in New York City. He specializes in user research, experience strategy, product strategy, and continuous learning. Thomas is part theorist and part practitioner, ﬁrmly believing that theory and practice need to learn how to play nice if we’re ever going to be truly innovative. He comes from a background in psychology, philosophy, and literary theory. He frequently writes, speaks, and teaches on a variety of specialized topics including context-aware computing, philosophy and design, mobile UX, knowledge work, lean process and theory, and semiotics. Through his consulting practice, Surrounding Signiﬁers, he has worked with agencies, startups, and Fortune 100 companies on projects ranging from mobile and tablet design to NUI design to new product development within innovation labs. He is currently building Praxicum, a network for digital knowledge workers. Will Evans is the Director of User Experience Design and Research at The Library Corporation as well as TLCLabs, the enterprise innovation lab. At TLC, Will is responsible for working across the organization to create extraordinary user experiences and new product innovations. He lives in New York, NY, drinks far too much coffee, and wears only black. He Co-Founded and Co-Chaired the LeanUXNYC and AgileUX NYC conferences. He runs the Lean Strategy and Design meetup, and a frequent international speaker on LeanUX, Design, Design Thinking, and Epistemology.