Christian Crumlish

Christian Crumlish leads the core product team at PathCheck Foundation, a nonprofit making an open source privacy-first contract-tracing solution for the COVID-19 pandemic. He also consults on product and UX leadership at Design in Product, where he also hosts a community that explores the overlap between UX design and product management.

He is a mentor at Code for America and StartX, and a fellow in the Rosenfeld Media Experts network. Christian earned an AB at Princeton in philosophy, where he graduated sine laude.

Formerly, he was head of product at 7 Cups, winner of the 2016 Stanford Medicine X Prize for health systems design and a 2019 World Economic Forum Pioneer. He has also co-chaired the monthly BayCHI program, was a director of product at CloudOn, was director of messaging products for AOL, was the last curator of the Yahoo design pattern library, and served two terms as a director of the late lamented Information Architecture Institute.

He is the author of Growing Product People: Creating a Product Culture One Person at a Time (Sense & Respond, 2020), Product Management for UX Designers (Rosenfeld Media, in press), as well as the bestselling The Internet for Busy People (McGraw-Hill), The Power of Many (Wiley), and co-author of Designing Social Interfaces (O’Reilly).

Christian lives in Palo Alto with his wife, Briggs Nisbet, and an ever-growing collection of ukuleles.


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