Amanda Williams is a co-founder of Wyld Collective Ltd, an independent interaction design and research consultancy based in Montréal. She received her Ph.D. from UC Irvine's School of Information and Computer Sciences, advised by Paul Dourish. Her research currently centers on mobility, tactile interaction, design ethnography, and DIY. Methodologically omnivorous, she engages in ethnography, design, and both software and hardware hacking. Previously, she wandered Silicon Valley designing icons and user interfaces.