If this book makes a contribution to how we think about the role of communication in creating The New, it does so with the considerable cooperation and inspiration from three groups of pioneers: the practitioners who have been pushing the frontiers for years and who communicate The New everyday for a living; the insiders who live the problem of The New from inside their organizations and who have been early adopters of the new communication; and the academics, whose generous conversations have provided useful theoretical frameworks and input. 

I have been privileged to listen to, watch or work alongside these people; and it is their contributions that form the foundation of this book.


Practitioners

Contributors who are early pioneers and consultants in the field 

  Michael Bierut    Partner, Pentagram

Michael Bierut 

Partner, Pentagram

  Kathleen Brandenburg    Co-founder, IA Collaborative

Kathleen Brandenburg 

Co-founder, IA Collaborative

  John Cain    VP, SapientNitro

John Cain 

VP, SapientNitro

  Martha Cotton   Partner, Gravity Tank

Martha Cotton

Partner, Gravity Tank

  Hugh Dubberly    Principal and Founder, Dubberly Design

Hugh Dubberly 

Principal and Founder, Dubberly Design

  Shelley Evenson    Executive Director of Evolution, Fjord

Shelley Evenson 

Executive Director of Evolution, Fjord

  Megan Fath   Managing Director,  Conifer Research NY

Megan Fath

Managing Director,
Conifer Research NY

  Ben Jacobson   Co-founder,  Conifer Research

Ben Jacobson

Co-founder,
Conifer Research

  Larry Keeley   President and co-founder, Doblin

Larry Keeley

President and co-founder, Doblin

  Peter Laundy    Senior Innovation Specialist, Doblin

Peter Laundy 

Senior Innovation Specialist, Doblin

  Tom Mulhern    Principal, Gensler

Tom Mulhern 

Principal, Gensler

  Dev Patnaik   CEO, Jump Associates

Dev Patnaik

CEO, Jump Associates

  Steve Portigal   Principal and founder, Portigal Consulting

Steve Portigal

Principal and founder, Portigal Consulting

  Heather Reavey   Managing Principal, Continuum

Heather Reavey

Managing Principal, Continuum

  Rick Robinson    VP, SapientNitro

Rick Robinson 

VP, SapientNitro

  Chris Rockwell   President, Lextant

Chris Rockwell

President, Lextant

  Brianna Sylver   President and founder, Sylver Consulting

Brianna Sylver

President and founder, Sylver Consulting

  Michael Winnick    Partner, Gravity Tank

Michael Winnick 

Partner, Gravity Tank

  Michael Wolff    Designer and creative advisor, Michael Wolff Associates

Michael Wolff 

Designer and creative advisor, Michael Wolff Associates

 

Insiders

Contributors working from inside organizations 

[not pictured: Steve Leeke, on his time as a director at Motorola New Enterprises] 

  Gisela Gier    on her time at Skype's Experience Research group

Gisela Gier

on her time at Skype's Experience Research group

  Matt Leacock   on his time at Netscape and Sococo, a startup

Matt Leacock

on his time at Netscape and Sococo, a startup

  Tom MacTavish   on his time as director of research labs at NCR and Motorola

Tom MacTavish

on his time as director of research labs at NCR and Motorola

  Judd Morgenstern    on his time as entrepreneur at General Assembly

Judd Morgenstern 

on his time as entrepreneur at General Assembly

  Danielle Nierenberg    Co-Founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

Danielle Nierenberg 

Co-Founder of Food Tank: The Food Think Tank

  Andy Parham,    CEO of BickHealth

Andy Parham, 

CEO of BickHealth

  Melody Roberts    Director of McDonald's Experience Design Innovation Group

Melody Roberts 

Director of McDonald's Experience Design Innovation Group

  Tony Salvador    Senior Principle Engineer, Experience Insight Labs, Intel

Tony Salvador 

Senior Principle Engineer, Experience Insight Labs, Intel


Academics

Experts and researchers in their fields

  Dr. John Cacioppo   Professor of Social Neuroscience  University of Chicago

Dr. John Cacioppo

Professor of Social Neuroscience

University of Chicago

  Dr. Mark Evans    Reader in Industrial Design  Loughborough University (UK) 

Dr. Mark Evans 

Reader in Industrial Design

Loughborough University (UK) 

  Dr. Gail Fairhurst   Professor of Communication  Ohio State University

Dr. Gail Fairhurst

Professor of Communication

Ohio State University

  Dr. Charles Forceville   Associate professor in Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

Dr. Charles Forceville

Associate professor in Media Studies, University of Amsterdam (Netherlands)

  Professor Anijo Mathew    Interaction Design   IIT Institute of Design

Professor Anijo Mathew 

Interaction Design

IIT Institute of Design

  Professor Marty Thaler    Product Design   IIT Institute of Design

Professor Marty Thaler 

Product Design

IIT Institute of Design