Interview with Ted Kilian

Ted Kilian

1. Tell us about you?

I fell into digital through research on public space, so I have a naturally contextual view of digital interactions as just another part of life.

I recently left a big agency (SapientNitro) to head up APAC expansion for a smaller one (Brilliant Basics). That means a whole new world of stretching my skills and experience to the limits. So you may see me being excited, terrified, optimistic, serene or anywhere in between at any moment - be kind.

2. What would you like to learn at UX Hong Kong 2014 and why is it important you?

Conferences are great places to get back to a beginner mind and just soak up what comes in. Connecting to diverse people is the best way to shake up your thinking.

It would be great to talk to other people who have made the jump from big to small companies since this is new for me. On the other hand, I often learn the most from people from completely different backgrounds.

3. What/who are you looking forward to see in Hong Kong?

I always love being in Hong Kong - just for the energy of the place.

I have made great connections before at UXHK, so I look forward to seeing some familiar faces and meeting some new ones.

4. What topics are on the horizon for UX that interest you?

I am interested in digital experiences that permeate life almost imperceptibly: virtual-to-physical transitions and spaces, machine-to-machine interactions. Having said that, I have a pretty short attention span, so I will probably be interested in something else by the time I show up and something else again when I leave.