Christian Crumlish

Christian Crumlish

writer, product guy, information architect, designer, social being

Palo Alto, California

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Christian Crumlish leads product and user experience teams to deliver amazing cross-channel experiences. He is VP Product at 7 Cups of Tea (, and a mentor at Code for America. He was director of product at CloudOn, co-chairs the monthly BayCHI program and has been director of messaging products for AOL, curator of the Yahoo design pattern library, and a director of the Information Architecture Institute. He is the author of the bestselling The Internet for Busy People, and The Power of Many, and co-author of Designing Social Interfaces, with a second edition in press. He has spoken at BarCamp, BayCHI, South by Southwest, the IA Summit, Ignite, Web 2.0 Expo, PLoP, IDEA, Interaction, WebVisions, the Web App Masters Tour, the Italian IA Summit, UX Lisbon, MobileCamp Chicago (remote track), UX Israel Live, and at Web Directions South (Sydney), East (Tokyo), and @media (London).

Areas of Expertise:

  • design
  • product management
  • information architecture
  • UX
  • IA
  • social design
  • strategy
  • interaction design
  • user experience
  • design patterns
  • pattern languages
  • patterns
  • social patterns
  • social design patterns
  • consulting
  • speaking
  • training
  • writing




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— Armando Roggio, eCommerce Developer
“This guidebook to Social Web and Mobile Interface Patterns will become the Standard Excellent Reference Work for Web Design Studios executing Social Applications. ”
— Ira Laefsky,