/ Talks (DEPRECATED) / Building an architecture of “vibes”: affective IA in practice
Ashley Brewer is the Senior Web and UX Librarian for Virginia Commonwealth University Libraries. She has 10 years of experience in web and enterprise technology development and UX research and design in libraries and higher education. Critical UX is foundational to her approach, seeking to center inclusion, belonging, accessibility and reparative justice in the design and development cycle and to be continually reflective and responsive about UX tools, methods and practice. She writes, speaks and presents on CritUX; human-centered design; mindful relationships with technology; and innovative organizational strategies to foster a “culture of UX,” to meet organizations where they are in incorporating UX-thinking and practice. Grounded by her background in the arts and humanities, she’s a skeptical technologist and a gentle gadfly.