Jonathan “Yoni” Knoll

Widely considered the unicorn's unicorn

Yoni is an experience designer who has spent more than a decade engaged in nearly every facet of software design and implementation. He brings UX deliverables to life through his extensive knowledge of prototyping, and his skills have been brought to bear for Standard & Poor’s, The Gilt Group, messagefirst, … [full biography]

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  • Jonathan can help you with

    Prototyping

    If you can build it, you can prototype it, and why spend time and resources building something that you haven’t validated with real users? I help startups and forward-thinking business units rapidly ideate & iterate through extensive prototyping.

    Design Research & Strategy

    Before going all-in, it’s a good idea to check your assumptions. I work with businesses to come up with quick+dirty options for rapid research, execute on our plan, and then work with stakeholders to refine or rediscover their product’s strategy.

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  • Jonathan's Biography

    Jonathan Knoll

    Yoni is an experience designer who has spent more than a decade engaged in nearly every facet of software design and implementation. He brings UX deliverables to life through his extensive knowledge of prototyping, and his skills have been brought to bear for Standard & Poor’s, The Gilt Group, messagefirst, Happy Cog, and many others. He’s rocked the UX casbah on projects for S&P, Mozilla, Time, Purex, Keds, Gilt, and ADP, and his solutions have a penchant for seeing the light of day.

    As the man behind the UX scene, Yoni is responsible for the IDEA2009, Interaction|10, IA Summit 2010, IDEA2010 websites, Interaction Eleven and IAS Summit 2012 mobile web apps, he served as Technical Director for Interaction12 in Dublin, and is ever engaged in a least half-a-dozen other UX community sites, initiatives, and activities.

    He is a Strategic Advisor for Rosenfeld Media, and recently served on the Advisory Board for the IA Institute. Yoni has also led workshops on collaborative sketching and prototyping at IDEA, Interaction, IA Summit, and Big Design conferences.

    Yoni has a masters degree in Comparative Political Science from the University of California, San Diego. While at UCSD, he sought to improve research methodology by using available technologies to work more efficiently in the study of comparative electoral systems, voter strategy, and other related sub-fields.