Have you ever wondered what goes into the planning of an IA conference? Join co-chairs Erin Malone, Nathan Rogers, Nelle Polansky, and Ren Pope for a conversation about the behind the scenes work that made IAC22 possible. Bring any questions you have about the process of choosing a theme, why we chose to go virtual, or other topics that you are curious about.
We will meeting in the Auditorium space for the Fireside Chat. Afterwards we will be doing tours of Gather, so stick around to [re]connect. Pardon the dust though as we put the finishing touches on the space for next week.
Attendance is free for all registered IAC22 attendees and workshop participants.
About the speakers
Erin Malone has over 25 years of experience leading experience design teams and designing websites, mobile applications, social experiences and system-wide components and best practices.
She is currently Chair of the Interaction Design BFA program at California College of the Arts and an Associate Professor. She is principal at Experience Matters Design, specializing in designing systems, complex internal tools, user research and social interfaces. She is currently working with the Anti-Defamation League’s Center for Technology and Society, fighting hate in online social spaces and games.
As a consultant she has led user experience and strategy projects for Capital One, Autodesk, Facebook, Akamai, Verizon, Intuit, Netflix, Neptune Financial, The Hunt, PacerPro, TreeRing, Togetherville, Grokker, SocialText, Wisegate, Yahoo! and a bunch of other small and large companies. Prior to consulting, she was in leadership positions at Yahoo!, AOL and AltaVista and individual contributor positions at Adobe and Kodak. She was a founding member of the IA Institute, former chief editor of Boxes and Arrows for 5 years and is the co-author, of the book Designing Social Interfaces, 2nd and 1st editions, published by O’Reilly Media.
In her spare time she is a fine art photographer and letterpress printer. She lives with a dog and 2 black cats who inspired the name of her letterpress company – 8 Paw Press.
She holds a BFA, from East Carolina University School of Art and an MFA from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Nathan Rogers has a passion for making order of out chaos using Post It notes, sketchnotes, and interactive prototypes . When not delving into metadata, taxonomies, and the world of linked data this librarian enjoys relaxing by bicycling, exploring the world of craft beer, and untangling the mysteries of James Joyce and is happy to talk at length about any (or all three).
Nelle Polansky is an undergrad at the University of North Texas working on a double major in History and Integrative Studies with fields in Art History, Anthropology, and English, and a Minor in Classical Studies. A member of the UNT President’s list, She plans on pursuing a masters of Museum Studies and has been volunteering at conferences and events for UX and IA since 2012. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her cat, cooking, drawing, painting, music, and reading.
Ren is an ontologist and data modeler for Etsy. He has had a lifelong passion for information presentation, organization, and navigation.
When he isn’t tinkering with ontologies or databases, Ren loves producing electronic music and cooking.
Ren recently moved back to his hometown of Sacramento.