NYCCHI Elections: Polls still open - only five days to go!

26 Jul 2007 - 11:17am
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Maria Moratis

--- m_moratis <m_moratis at> wrote:

> To: nycchi at
> From: "m_moratis" <m_moratis at>
> Date: Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:55:16 -0000
> Subject: [nycchi] NYCCHI Elections: Polls still open - only five days
> to go!
> Please take a moment to vote. Though ryour vote, you have the
> opportunity to determine the direction of the group by selecting its
> new officers.
> The ballots will close on Tue July 31 2007
> Here are the positions you can vote for:
> Chair (you can only make one choice)
> To vote, please visit the following web page:
> Scott Weiss, Principal, Usable Products
> Scott Weiss is an experienced leader in the global usability
> community. He chaired NYC CHI from 2002-2004, and before that the New
> York New Media Association's Design SIG. Under his leadership and
> with the critical work of a dynamic team of officers, Steve Krug,
> Jared Spool, Jeff Johnson, and many other exciting speakers
> presented to the NYC-CHI group, all at no charge to members and non-
> members alike. Scott presents tutorials, lectures, and papers to
> local CHI groups and conferences in the US, EU, and Asia, including
> CHI, HCII, UPA, MobileHCI, HFES, and DIS. He is the President of
> Usable Products Company, a New York-based usability design and
> research agency that he started in 1996. Scott also wrote "Handheld
> Usability" (Wiley: 2002),the pioneering text on design, prototyping,
> and usability testing for mobile phones.
> Board of Officers (you can make as many selections but we recommend
> 3)
> To vote, please visit the following web page:
> Officers will provide strategic guidance to the group and organize
> industry events
> Carolyn Dobbs
> Carolyn is the Manager of Information Architecture for the
> Experience Design group at Barnes & At, she has
> developed the user experience for several key areas, including
> product display, checkout, rich media, payments and loyalty
> programs. Prior to, she worked with clients in a variety of
> industries, including Streaming Culture, Dun & Bradstreet, GE
> Capital, Oyster Financial, The MacManus Group, Kodak and Procter &
> Gamble. Through these experiences, she has built an expertise in
> consumer e-commerce.
> Carolyn earned an M.A. in History of Art from the University of
> Pennsylvania and a B.A. in Art History and English at Rutgers
> University.
> Laura Forlano
> Laura is a Visiting Fellow at the Information Society Project
> ( at Yale Law School and a Ph.D.
> Candidate in Communications at Columbia University. She is
> researching the intersection between the adoption and use of mobile
> and wireless technologies and organizational innovation. She
> received partial funding for her dissertation project from Microsoft
> Research and conducted comparative international research in Japan,
> Hungary and Germany. Forlano is an Adjunct Faculty member in the
> Design and Management
> (
> dID=78&sdID=103&pType=1) department at Parsons The New School for
> Design. She serves as a board member of NYCwireless
> (, a non-profit organization that
> promotes the deployment of free, public WiFi networks.
> Jody Hankinson, Design Analyst, Frog
> Fleur Levitz, Morgan Stanley
> Marcelo Marer, VP, User Experience, Avenue A | Razorfish
> In 2000, after fourteen years of experience in the design of
> critical thinking projects for academic institutions and the
> healthcare industry, Marcelo came to work at Avenue A | Razorfish as
> Information Architect. Currently, Marcelo is a Vice-President in
> the User Experience group where he oversees career management and
> business development activities in the northeast region, while
> providing direction and vision on digital experience for clients as
> diverse as Ford Motor Company, New England Journal of Medicine and
> Universal Music Group.
> Prior to joining Avenue A | Razorfish, Marcelo served as
> Manager/Director of Health Education and Community Relations at St.
> Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center, developing educational programs
> for physicians and allied healthcare professionals and patients. In
> 1997, under a National Library of Medicine grant to teach lay-people
> how to access and evaluate health information on the Web, he started
> looking at how information was presented and organized to best meet
> user needs. Since then, he hasn't stopped thinking about
> Information Architecture and User Experience.
> Thessy Mehrain, VP, User Experience, JPMorganChase
> Thessy is passionate about architecting user-centered experiences.
> She believes that UX professionals have a great opportunity to
> influence the social structure and culture of cyberspace by crafting
> smart slutions to complex problems and providing ease-of-use access
> to an increasingly complex, mobile society and growing
> interconnectivity across time and space.
> She has worked with leading agencies like TribalDDB, Publicis
> Dialog, Deutsch, Grey, McCann, MCD and others, before she recently
> joined JPMorganChase´s ´Treasury & Securities Services´ team.
> Her interactive art was shown in a variety of galleries and
> international festivals like the European Media Arts Festival, the
> Rotterdam International Filmfestival and the Venice Biennale.
> Marc Siry, Vice President, Product Management & Design, NBC Universal
> I've served in Experience Design leadership roles at Fox, America
> Online, and now NBC Universal. My goal is to increase the profile
> and influence of the interaction designers within the corporate
> world. I believe companies benefit from moving usability analysis
> and experience design upstream in the decision making process.
> The flip side to this goal is to help create more great interaction
> designers by fostering community and communication between
> practitioners of the craft. I see an opportunity for NYC-CHI to
> serve as the center of that community by creating a forum for the
> exchange of ideas and for personal and professional development in
> the CHI field.

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