I'm Chris Durbin. Over the past decade, I've had the privilege of building successful products across a multitude of industries and devices. I love challenging assumptions, shaping new behaviors, and changing markets. I am the head of ux design at Prime Gaming where we connect video game players & developers through meaningful Amazon Prime benefits, worldwide. Our portfolio includes all consumer products and services across Amazon.com, Twitch.tv, Prime Gaming (gaming.amazon.com), as well as the developer products in ordering and fulfillment.
Prior to Prime Gaming, I designed experiences for the Amazon Concept lab, an innovation team dedicated to the acceleration of big, bold ideas in retail. There, I used speculative design methods to explore contextual experience design, UX for VR, chatbots, ML UX, and became a patent holder.
I'm a passionate advocate for lifelong learning and have been part of the UX Book Club community since day 1 of my career. I've had the privilege of speaking with some of the most amazing practitioners & authors, such as Alan Cooper, Nir Eyal, Erika Hall, and founder of world iA day, Abby Covert, just to name a few. Reading is FUNdamental!
Inside the Minds of Brilliant Chicago Designers
This event highlights key players in Chicago's design community who will offer a rare insider’s look at how they work and create.
How to Land a Job in Tech
The process of landing a job at a startup, what skills employers are most interested in, how to position yourself and a few other tricks of the trade.
The Future of UX/UI in Seattle: Experts Panel + Community Happy Hour
User Experience design experts from across Chicago will share their insights, experiences and predictions on the future of UX and the Chicago design community.