Rob Abbott is the founder of EGG HAUS, a product design firm in San Francisco. In this role, he and his team have developed mobile product strategies for Flipboard, Anheuser Busch, Aol, Myspace, Cisco, Stitcher and Foodspotting. These efforts have lead to 3 “App of the Week” client awards in the Apple iTunes App Store.
He is the current product design mentor at Dogpatch Labs in Palo Alto, where he has advised many new companies, including Instagram, the largest mobile photo based app on iOS, and MyPad, the #1 Facebook iPad app in iTunes.
Rob is an instructor at SFSU where he teaches a 6 hour lab on Interface Design for Touch Devices. He is also a guest speaker for Nielsen Norman Group at their Usability Week conference series session, Visual Design for Mobile Devices and Tablets.
Prior to these roles, Rob spent 7 years in User Experience and Design (UED) organizations at IBM, Fidelity and eBay. During his three years at eBay, he co-authored several patents including one for mobile now on iPhone. In 2007 he joined Ribbit, where he launched the first Flash-based voice platform. Ribbit was acquired in July of 2008 by British Telecom for $105 million.