John Whalen Founder, Brilliant Experience @johnwhalen John Whalen has a PhD in Cognitive Science with over 15 years of User-Centered Design experience. He currently leads Brilliant Experience – a consultancy that supports intra- and entrepreneurs to ensure the success of mission-critical innovation projects by using our unique blend of user-centered design, psychology, design thinking and lean startup techniques. John’s specialty is to provide businesses with competitive advantages using a mix of user research insights and expert knowledge of human vision, attention and memory. He has experience (and great stories to tell from) working with Fortune 500 clients in the ecommerce, financial, healthcare and government verticals. John’s currently focusing on helping large enterprises integrate brain science into agile, design thinking, and UCD projects.