Gideon Goldin is a cognitive scientist turned designer living in Cambridge, MA; these are his thoughts on the ingenious designs behind digital and physical tools, from woodworking and cooking to software and surgery. He currently heads user experience design at Tamr and also serves as advisor to Empirical, prior to which he consulted for Google, Stack Education, Praetorian, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and Sally Mann. Gideon has given talks at Brown, Bentley University, MIT, UMass Dartmouth, the Startup Institute, and software organizations around Boston, and has written a number of conceptual apps.

Outside of software, Gideon is interested in woodworking and tool design and he makes Shaker-inspired furniture. If you’d like to get in touch, please send an email using the link below.