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The Executive Board

凤凰体育网址 The Executive Board oversees and guides the overall direction of the Foundation. The composition of the board reflects our mission to serve both industry and academia.

Director of The Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego
La Jolla California United States
Don Norman is Director of the Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego, cofounder of the Nielsen Norman Group, a member of the National Academy of Engineering, IDEO fellow, and former Vice President of Apple. He serves on numerous company and educational advisory boards and boards of directors. He has published 18 books translated into 24 languages including Emotional Design and Design of Everyday Things. He can be found at www.jnd.org
Founder of rCDO UX (Former Chief Design Officer at Oracle and SAP)
San Jose United States
Daniel Rosenberg is a global UX executive with the full range of skills in interaction design, usability metrics, game design and design management. He has dozens of publications in the field and is a frequently requested speaker at UX conferences and consultant. During his period as UI Architect for Borland he invented many of the the design patterns still popular in contemporary GUI design. These include the design of the modern programming IDE and the use of "tabs" as an organizing principle for object oriented properties. Books he has contributed to the UX field include the text book "Human Factors in Product Design" (Elsevier 1991) as well as chapters in the "Handbook of Human Computer Interaction" (Elsevier 1988), "Coordinating User Interfaces for Consistency" (Academic Press 1989) and "Usability in Practice" (Academic Press 1994). He was a founding editor of ACM's NetWorker magazine and is an active member of the interaction-design.org advisory board. Specialties Global User Experience, Design Management, User Interface Design, Usability Measurement, Design Thinking & UX Strategy Consulting
Design Partner at Khosla Ventures
San Francisco United States
Irene is the former head of UX and Design at Google. Currently, she is an operating partner at Khosla Ventures, where she works with portfolio companies to make their design great. She is dedicated to raising the strategic value of design and user research through better methods, practices, processes, leadership and quality. Irene does this by building high performing teams, establishing design practices, mentoring and growing the next generation of great designers and directing the design of interfaces and experiences. She drives strategic discussions at the highest levels of companies, focusing first on user needs to inspire product innovation.A lifelong gadget girl and math and science geek, Irene built robots in college and went to graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign to pursue studies in electrical and computer engineering. There, she found herself surrounded by young men who built technology for the sake of technology; however, Irene’s passion was to build technology inspired by people’s needs directed at solving real problems, so she carved her own path. Through coursework in engineering psychology and human factors, computer science and industrial engineering, she created her own program of study in human-computer interaction (HCI) during a time when studying HCI was unheard of. Irene then went on to be among the first designers with such a background in the consumer Internet space and began her career as an interaction designer at Netscape Communications.After Netscape, Irene joined Yahoo! in 1998, where she established Yahoo’s user experience design practice and led the team for eight years. In 2006, Irene joined Google and led the user experience team there for six years, where she was responsible for design and research for all Google-branded products worldwide. Following Google and prior to joining Khosla Ventures, Irene ran product design at Udacity.Irene also teaches yoga and meditation at Avalon Art and Yoga Center, one of Palo Alto’s oldest and most established yoga studios. She co-chairs the board of trustees at Bowman International School, a K-8 private Montessori school in Palo Alto, Calif.Irene holds a bachelor’s of science degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of South Carolina Honors College summa cum laude and a master’s of science degree in industrial engineering and human-computer interaction from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Professor of Interaction Design at Linköping University
Eksjö Sweden
Jonas Löwgren is an interaction designer, researcher and teacher. Currently employed as professor of interaction and information design at Linköping University, Sweden. Main areas of expertise include collaborative media, interactive visualization and the design theory of digital materials.
Distinguished Professor of Design at Swinburne University of Technology
Melbourne Australia
Ken Friedman is Research Professor and until recently the Dean of the Faculty of Design at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne, Australia. He works at the intersection of three fields: design, management, and art. Friedman works with theory construction and research methodology for design. He also works with design process and design thinking as tools for value creation and economic innovation. In 1990, he created the first course in strategic design in Europe for the Oslo Business School, one of the first such courses in the world. From 1994 to 2009, he was Professor of Leadership and Strategic Design at the Norwegian School of Management, focusing on knowledge economy issues, culture, and leadership. From 2003 to 2009, he held a research appointment at The Danish Design School and the Danish Design Research Center in Copenhagen. Ken Friedman has done research in philosophy of design, doctoral education in design, knowledge management, and philosophy of science. He worked with national design policy in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and Wales, and state design policy in Victoria, Australia. He is active in developing international research networks and conferences for the design research community. He is an editor of the journals Artifact and the Journal of Design Research, and a member of the editorial board of such journals as Design Studies, Design and Culture, and the International Journal of Design. He is a Council Member of the Design Research Society and the Australian Deans of the Built Environment and Design, and has been an officer in both groups. He co-chaired the La Clusaz Conference on Doctoral Education in Design in 2000, the European Academy of Management Conference in 2006, the Design Research Society Conference in 2006, the Cumulus International Conference in 2009, and the Hong Kong Conference on Doctoral Education in Design in 2011, as well as chairing the Victoria Conference on Design Thinking in 2009. Ken Friedman is also a practicing artist and designer active in the international laboratory known as Fluxus. He had his first solo exhibition in New York in 1966. His work is represented in major museums and galleries around the world, including the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Tate Modern in London, the Hood Museum of Art at Dartmouth College, and Stadtsgalerie Stuttgart. The University of Iowa Alternative Traditions in the Contemporary Arts is the official repository of Friedman's papers and research notes. The Silverman Fluxus Collection at the Museum of Modern Art, Archiv Sohm at Stadtsgalerie Stuttgart and the Mandeville Department of Special Collections at the University of California also hold extensive archives on Friedman's work of the 1960s and 1970s.
Board Member at Counter Culture Labs (Former Design Director at GE)
Palo Alto CA United States
Michael Arent is a Board Member of Counter Culture Labs (Oakland, CA), and involved in a humanitarian "bio-hacking" project, Open Insulin, to develop open source insulin.From 2013 to 2015, Michael served as the Design Director at GE Software Center of Excellence.Prior to joining GE, Michael was the Vice President of User Experience at SAP Business Objects, a division of SAP focused on analytics and business intelligence software solutions for the global business marketplace. He leads a global team of user experience professionals who conceptualize, design and assure the usability and harmonization of user interfaces and user experiences for a family of analytics and business intelligence products and solutions.Prior to joining SAP Michael managed and led design teams at companies such as Peoplesoft, Adobe, MetaDesign, Sun, and Apple Computer. He has been involved in forward thinking projects including advanced computer technologies exploration, interactive multimedia, interactive TV, broadband connected home, internet-based commerce in addition to enterprise business and analytics software solutions.Michael is co-author of two definitive books on software prototyping, Effective Prototyping for Software Makers and Effective Prototyping with Excel in addition to being the holder of six technology patents granted in the U.S. and internationally.
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Principal Researcher at Microsoft
Toronto Canada
Bill Buxton is an interaction designer and researcher. He is Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research and prior to that, he was Principal of his own Toronto-based boutique design and consulting firm, Buxton Design. Bill is one of the pioneers in computer music, and has played an important role in the development of computer-based tools for film, industrial design, graphics and animation.As a researcher, he has had a long history with Xerox' Palo Alto Research Center and the University of Toronto (where he is still an Associate Professor in the Department of Computer Science, and Visiting Professor at the Knowledge Media Design Institute). During the fall of 2004, he was a lecturer in the Department of Industrial Design at the Ontario College of Art and Design, and during the Spring of 2005, he was a Visiting Scientist at Microsoft Research, Cambridge.From 1994 until December 2002, he was Chief Scientist of Alias|Wavefront, and from 1995, its parent company SGI Inc. In 2001, the Hollywood Reporter named him one of the 10 most influential innovators in Hollywood. In 2002 Time Magazine named him one of the top 5 designers in Canada, and he was elected to the ACM's CHI Academy.
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Daily Operations Team

凤凰体育网址 The Daily Operations Team is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Interaction Design Foundation. From creating content to perfecting the platform, the team ensures that the website works smoothly every day,for everyone around the world.

Founder
Dubai United Arab Emirates
User Experience Strategist / Associate Lecturer
Abingdon United Kingdom
William Hudson is a User Experience Strategist who consults, writes and teaches in the fields of user-centred design, user experience and usability. He has over 45 years experience in the development of interactive systems, initially with a background in software engineering. William was the product and user interface designer for the Emmy-award-winning "boujou"; now an indispensible tool in many film studios. He has specialized in interaction design and human-computer interaction since the late 1980's. William has written and taught courses which have been presented to hundreds of software and web developers, designers and managers in the UK, North America and Europe. He has developed and presented courses for the Nielsen Norman Group. William is the founder and principal consultant of Syntagm, a consultancy specializing in the design of interactive systems established in 1985. He teaches computer science, software engineering and interaction design for the Open University in the UK.
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Co-Founder
United Arab Emirates
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Community Manager
Sarajevo Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Chief Bureaucracy Officer
Tranbjerg Denmark
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Course Editor
Florida United States
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Course Editor
Tallinn Estonia
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Software Engineer
Minsk Belarus
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Communication and Growth
Iasi Romania
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Course Editor
Aarhus Denmark
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Accountant
Denmark
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Accountant
Denmark
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Business Development Manager
Abu Dhabi United Arab Emirates
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Growth and Partnerships
Bangalore South India India
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Software Tester
Caracas Distrito Capital Venezuela
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Video editor
Mykolaiv Ukraine
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Senior Software Engineer
Ajax Ontario Canada
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Senior Front-End Developer
Islamabad Punjab Pakistan
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Developer
Hanoi Vietnam
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Senior Producer, Community Content
Reservoir Victoria Australia
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Software Engineer
Gdańsk Poland
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Communications & Content for UX Mastery
Melbourne VIC Australia
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Member Support
Siargao Surigao del Norte Philippines
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Contributing Authors

Here are some of our contributing authors . These highly regarded professors and industry experts reflect our focus on creating top quality literature on UX design.

Computing Professor at Lancaster University
India
Director of The Design Lab at the University of California, San Diego
La Jolla California United States
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Professor in Human-Machine Interaction at Royal Institute of Technology (KTH)
Denmark
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CEO at InContext Design
Denmark
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Professor at Harvard Business School
Massachusetts United States
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CEO at Experience Dynamics
Portland OR United States
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Senior Research Fellow at Xerox PARC
United States
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Professor at MIT Sloan School of Management
United States
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Continent Managers

凤凰体育网址 The Continent Managers are responsible for managing the Local Groups on each continent with the help of Country Managers and Local Leaders.

Africa

Nigeria

Asia

Regional Manager (Asia), Digital Director
Hanoi Vietnam
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Europe

Design Lead | Service Designer | UXer | Global Design Ambassador
Stockholm + Scania Sweden
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North America

Innovation/Strategy/Design Thinking Consultant
New York NY United States
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Oceania

Regional Manager (Asia), Digital Director
Hanoi Vietnam
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South America

Service Designer & ACII Researcher
Santiago of Chile Chile
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Country Managers

The Country Managers are responsible for managing the Local Groups in their respective countries. Each operates with the help of the Local Leaders in that country.

Argentina

Interaction Designer
Buenos Aires Buenos Aires Argentina

Australia

Product, Experience & Learning Designer
Hobart Tasmania Australia
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Austria

CEO youspi & Chair World Usability Congress & World UX Tour
Graz Austria
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Bangladesh

Head of Design, Social Innovation Lab
Dhaka Bangladesh
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Belgium

Creative Director
Brussels Belgium
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Brazil

Software maker at Nubank Brasil
Sao Paulo São Paulo Brazil
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Chile

Journalist, expert in Digital Area | Lead I.A. & Content Manager
Santiago Region Metropolitana Chile
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Colombia

Experience Designer
Bogotá Colombia
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Costa Rica

UX/UI Designer And Founder of Code&Sign | Digital Agency
Curridabat Costa Rica
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Cyprus

User Experience (UX) Manager
Nicosia Cyprus
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Dominican Republic

UX Designer and Researcher
Santo Domingo Dominican Republic
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France

Creative Director
Brussels Belgium
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Germany

Define, Design, Deliver
Frankfurt am Main Germany
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Greece

Experience Design Lead
Sydney Australia
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India

Principal Designer -
Mumbai Maharashtra India
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Indonesia

Designer
Sleman Yogyakarta Indonesia
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Iran

User Experience Evangelist, Strategist & Consultant / Senior Lecturer
Tehran Iran
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Ireland

Senior UX & UI Designer for Medical Devices
Dublin Ireland
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Isle of Man

Design manager
Douglas Isle of Man United Kingdom
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Italy

Head of Experience and Service Design
Milan Italy Italy
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Japan

UX Researcher / Product Strategist
Kawasaki Kanagawa Japan
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Jordan

UX Mentor | Evangelist | Consultant
Amman Jordan
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Kazakhstan

CEO at product design company
Almaty Kazakhstan
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Mexico

UX Specialist, SCRUM trainer
Puebla Puebla Mexico
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Morocco

Creative Designer
Casablanca Casablanca Morocco
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Mozambique

UX Designer
Matola Mozambique
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New Zealand

Head of Design
Auckland New Zealand
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Nigeria

Nigeria
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Peru

Senior UX Consultant, Digital strategist and Professor
Lima Peru
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Portugal

Ux Designer
Lisboa Portugal
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Romania

Drobeta-Turnu Severin Romania
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Russia

UX coach, Head of IDF Coaching and Certification
Moscow Russia
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Saudi Arabia

Experience Innovation Consultant
Dhahran Saudi Arabia
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South Africa

UX Researcher & Strategist
Garden Route South Africa
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Spain

Experience Design and Research (UX/CX/HCI) - IDF Spain Country Manager
Madrid Spain
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Sweden

Design Lead | Service Designer | UXer | Global Design Ambassador
Stockholm + Scania Sweden
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Taiwan

Product Designer
Taipei City Taiwan
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Turkey

Senior UX Designer
istanbul Turkey
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Ukraine

Product Designer
Kiev, Podgorica Ukraine
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United Kingdom

UX researcher
Eastleigh United Kingdom
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United States

Designer
Alexandria VA United States
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Venezuela

Ux Designer
Caracas DC Venezuela
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Vietnam

Regional Manager (Asia), Digital Director
Hanoi Vietnam
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