Matt Jones

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Matt Jones is a designer. He was creative director for the award-winning BBC News Online and Sapient’s London studio in the first boom, then returned the BBC in 2001 to design the BBC’s web search and a geo-located social network. From 2003, he joined Nokia in design research, then as a Director of UX Design.

He is one of the founders of, lead designer at Dopplr, a service for frequent travelers.

He has written on interaction design and planetary scale self-replicating robot dogs for 8 years at


Designing for the Coral Reef

Can you build a successful website that nobody ever has to visit?

Feeds, APIs, widgets, Facebook apps, mobile and instant messaging mean that there are many ways for users to interact with a service without them having to visit the main website. When we first talked about building Dopplr, we wanted give users more choice about how they get their information into and out of the application. In this talk, we’ll describe how the site at is just one manifestation of a many-headed Internet service. We’ll talk about how this affects the user interface design and the data modeling, and how it strengthens the relationship between designer and developer.

Matt Jones is doing a joint talk with Matt Biddulph.

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