Ben Cerveny is strategist and conceptual advisor to Stamen Design, a data visualization studio in San Francisco, and founder of VURB, a research foundation based in Amsterdam investigating urban computing infrastructures. He is a highly regarded experience designer, guiding the creative direction and vision of multiple successful endeavors, both public and private. His clients include Nokia, Sony, and Philips, as well as the Cities of Amsterdam and Barcelona. Previously, he was founder of the Experience Design Lab at frogdesign, an international product design company, and a lead designer and platform development strategist at Ludicorp, makers of Flickr.
Ben is a fifteen-year veteran of the interaction design field. His past accomplishments include the design of network media sharing applications at Be Inc. and Silicon Graphics, and the management of the Research and Development group at web services agency Organic.