Dana is Web Services Librarian at Yale Cushing/Whitney Medical Library where she leads the design and front-end development of the library’s web presences. Additionally, she designs promotional materials and graphics for print and digital media. Her research interests include web design & development, marketing & outreach in libraries, open access, and information literacy.
Emily Dammeyer is Director of Digital Strategy at Palladian Partners, a strategic communications company specializing in biomedical, health, and social science program support. Emily leads a team of user experience experts, content strategists and producers, project managers, developers and analysts who are passionate about bringing health information to the people who need it. Emily directs […]
Emma Whittington has been working as a taxonomist at Indeed for 2 years. She serves as project lead for the Canada market’s occupational taxonomy, working to coordinate and implement the design of their hierarchy to facilitate efficient, effective information retrieval. Prior to joining Indeed, she received a Masters in Information Science and a Masters in […]
Grace Hansen is an information professional who believes in making information systems work for people. She graduated from the University of Texas School of Information in May 2018 with a specialization in archives and special collections. Hansen now works as a Taxonomy Analyst at Indeed where the enjoys designing and improving taxonomies based around the […]
Information architect at The Understanding Group who relishes research, collaboration, and making maps and models of information places. Grant has a long history of volunteerism working with local design organizations (Co-chair MidwestUX 2013, IxDA Grand Rapids, West Michigan Design Week) to cultivate community events with an emphasis on education. To unwind, Grant is part of SiTE:LAB, […]
Hide is a design activist who is exploring alternative methods of designing things from philosophy to implementation. He is always troubled with anti-modern reactionists and obscurantists in Japan. He has two homes in metropolitan Tokyo and livable Fukuoka. He likes to travel and see art exhibitions.
Jacqui Olkin is an IA/UX consultant and owner of Olkin Communications Consulting since 2004. Personally she specializes in leading digital design projects, UX strategy, user research, information architecture, taxonomy, and content strategy/governance. She is engaged in the conversation about the values that guide responsible and ethical IA practice, which she hopes will yield a widely […]
Jan Ballard holds a BFA from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She joined the Texas Christian University (TCU) faculty in 1986. Since then she has taught and assisted in the development of courses including Communication Graphics, Typography, Corporate Identity, Publication Design, Professional Recognition, Portfolio and Marketing, and Senior Thesis. In 2019, TCU awarded Ballard the […]
Twelve years ago, in a galaxy not so far away, Jenifer Stelmack joined the Department of Veterans Affairs Information Resource Center (VIReC) where she is the Dissemination, Web, and Knowledge Sharing Lead, overseeing the Center’s digital dissemination strategies. She spends a lot of time tinkering with words and mulling over how to optimize user experience […]
Kavita works in the interdisciplinary field of web strategy at NVIDIA. She leverages principles and practices from information architecture, content strategy, interaction design, UX research, digital marketing, and content management to help consult and collaborate on projects and initiatives for creating great web experiences.
Information Architect & User Researcher at Factor (www.factorfirm.com) Always one to bridge gaps between disciplines, Sara has played unique roles in her career — you know, the types of roles that are not reflected at all in your job title — often acting as a coordinator and synthesizer of knowledge from disparate teams. After college, […]
Sarah Fadem is a doctoral candidate at the Rutgers School of Communication and Information. Her dissertation research focuses on the development and application of a theory of design for sense-making support for patients, carers, and providers facing high-risk medical decisions. She specializes in participatory design methods and is currently working on a sense-making support system […]
Shirley is new to the Information Architecture universe with abundance of curiosity, and a sense of play. She’s currently studying at the School of Information, University of Michigan, where she is writing a masters thesis on IA and Digital Transformation. Prior to her introduction to the IA communities, Shirley worked as a strategist, marketing manager […]
Shoji Ohashi has 15+ years experience creating online experiences. He has a skill set of design process management, organization development (OD), user research, information architecture (IA), human computer interaction (HCI), user interface design, and testing. Over the previous 5 years Shoji led a UX team as a design fellow at Mainichi Newspaper company. Now he […]
Steph is a Lead Experience Designer at Verizon in New York, where she’s focused on creating scalable frameworks for multi-channel conversational design. She has spent 10 years working in design and research, across the UK, China, Australia, and the US. Steph is happiest when absorbing complex data through immersive research, visualizing the ecosystems behind it, […]
Tanya Snook is a user experience designer who builds citizen and employee experiences in the Government of Canada. Tanya is a founder and co-chair of CanUX, Canada’s largest user experience conference. Tanya blogs about user experience and design leadership on her blog, spydergrrl.com or you can find her on Twitter as @spydergrrl.
Adi Shanbhag is a User Experience Designer at ICF Next in Fairfax, VA. As a UX Strategist and Designer, he helps the country’s top government organizations embed user-centric and design thinking practices in their product development processes to create enriching experiences for their products. He specializes in building scalable design systems for organizations and has […]
Abla is currently a UX Researcher at Google. She is focused on Material Design, the design system created by Google which is a set of design standards along with principles, patterns & reusable code components. Material Design is used by a global audience of professional digital product designers and front-end software developers. Prior to Google, […]
Amy Arden is a strategic thinker passionate about building experiences that matter. She has worked with and for organizations in diverse sectors, on projects ranging from virtual field trips to multichannel ecommerce support to public health to chatbots. Her content strategy and UX expertise is driven through experience with national nonprofit organizations—including the world’s largest collection of […]
Allyson is a people technologist with over 10 years of experience and a diverse background in sociology, public health, product innovation, software development, and information sciences. She is currently the Senior Vice President of Solution Innovation & Management for Viewpointe LLC, where she is responsible for the research and development of new financial services solutions. […]