Alexis is a product design and innovation leader, with a focus on thoughtfully engaging people with information. She is currently the Head of Design Innovation at Automattic, and has previously served as Chief Design Officer at Axios and Creative Director of The New York Times R&D Lab. Alexis is also an accomplished writer and public speaker who can skillfully convene conversations amongst diverse groups about the future of design, technology, and UX.

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Articles & Talks

The 2020 Vision of Data Journalism

The Paley Center for Media

Dialogues, Not Dialogs

O'Reilly Design Conference

Networked Material

Future Everything

Object Narratives

Future of Storytelling


A meditation on the open web

Exploring the internet beyond platforms

Product Experience Playbook

Principles and best practices for product design


Axios's elegant writing and publishing platform


Innovative mobile / web experience for news


An experimental text editor for micro-tagging

Listening Table

Augmented table that listens to the conversations around it

Object Record

Exploring the narrative potential of connected objects


Revitalizing The New York Times photo archive


Semantic network visualization of New York Times topics


Environmental computing interactions in the kitchen


Clip, annotate, collect and share New York Times content


Tracking historical usage of language


Ambient information display in the home

Personalized, social news reader

Custom Times

Multi-platform news reading experiences