Backstage Blog - 2020 -
Joe is a long-time UXer – from tech writing in the mid-’90s to HCI in the late ’90s into IA and IxD through today. Currently he’s a senior UX designer at Fahrenheit-212, a Capgemini company. He’s known as an avid motorcyclist, having ridden to conferences in Chicago, New Orleans, Baltimore and Charleston. He’s been a regular face and a regular contributor to the IA Conference for many years. Here we ask him the same few questions we’ve asked all the team.
What’s been your favourite moment as an IA (so far)?
So, so many–having been to all but Portland and Austin, I have incredible memories of this conference. Probably the favorite moments include subbing on karaoke hosting with Dahlia, stepping in when the conference visited Miami to do an ad hoc preso on motorcycles & UX, and all the hallway convos.
What made you decide to volunteer for IAC?
This community and this conference remain critical to my sense of self and well being–honestly! This year I decided to help out however I could, focusing on the experience around the sessions.
What does the theme mean to you – what are you hoping to see, hear, sense or share during IAC20?
Sense-making and place-making remain critical to me as I focus on productivity apps–the places where people spend so much of their digital time.
Where can people find you?
firstname.lastname@example.org professionally. On Twitter at @RegJoeConsults or @MotoUX (form the interesction of “the UX of motorcycling” and “UXers who motorcycle”)