Yann Riche is a user experience and academic researcher at Google in Seattle, WA, USA. His works spans from studying developers to consumers, with a particular focus on developer tools, computer-supported collaborative work, and consumer hardware. He obtained his Ph.D. in Human Computer Interactions in 2008 for his research on designing communication devices to support aging in place. His interests lie in how technology can support social behaviors, communities, and sustainable behaviors, and his work typically takes place at the intersection of Computer Supported Collaborative Work and Computer Mediated Communication. In his work, he relies on both user-centered and participatory design methods to ground the research outcomes in real life situation, trying to extend existing social behaviors with technology.