Ryan Germick

Avenging Clippy

In this talk Ryan will show how a decade of doodling on Google’s homepage lead him to found the team that expresses the Google Assistant’s personality. Moreover, this talk will explore the opportunity of character–including anthropomorphic paper clips ahead of their time–as the mental model for conversational interfaces.

Ryan Germick is a Principal Designer at Google where he leads the Conversation Design, UX Writing, and Assistant Personality teams. Previously, Ryan was a founding member and long-time lead of the Google Doodle team.

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