IxDA Announces New Board of Directors for 2008-2009

27 Feb 2008 - 1:15am
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Jim Leftwich
2004

The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is proud to announce its
leadership team for 2008-2009. Upon the completion of three Board
Members’ two-year terms and the retirement of two other Board Members
earlier in 2007, five individuals from our growing community have been
selected to join IxDA’s Board of Directors.

The five new IxDA Board Members are:

- Nasir Barday, User Experience Designer, FactSet Research Systems,
Inc., New York, NY
- Bill DeRouchey, Sr. Interaction Designer, Ziba Design, Portland, OR
- Janna Hicks DeVylder, Experience Planning Director, Arc Worldwide,
Chicago, IL
- James Leftwich, Chief Experience Officer, SeeqPod, Palo Alto, CA
- Jeremy Yuille, Interaction Designer at ACID, RMIT University,
Melbourne, Australia

They will join the continuing Board Members, who are:

- Elizabeth Bacon, Chief Design Officer, Devise, Portland, OR
- Greg Petroff, Design Lead, SAP Design Services Team, Office of the
CEO, Palo Alto, CA
- Josh Seiden, Design Group Manager, Liquidnet, New York, NY
- Niklas Wolkert, Sr. Interaction Designer, Ergonomidesign, Bromma, Sweden

The outgoing Board Members are:

- Robert Reimann, IxDA President, Associate Creative Director at frog design, Seattle, WA

- David Malouf, IxDA Vice President, co-founder, and Interaction 08
Conference Co-Chair, Sr. Interaction Designer, Motorola Enterprise Mobility, Brooklyn, NY

- Dan Saffer, IxDA Director, Interaction 08 Conference Co-Chair, Design Director, Adaptive Path, San Francisco, CA

The entire new Board was presented to the organization by outgoing
IxDA Vice President David Malouf on Saturday February 9, 2008, during
Interaction 08, IxDA’s inaugural conference that was held in Savannah,
Georgia. Outgoing IxDA President, Robert Reimann, also presented IxDA
co-founder, visionary leader, and tireless supporter David Malouf with
a certificate of appreciation and the gift of a One Laptop Per Child
XO laptop computer. Because of the Give One Get One program at OLPC,
one XO laptop computer will also be going to a child in the developing
world. David spoke to the group about the beginnings of IxDA, and the
enthusiastic applause of the gathered community reflected its great
appreciation for David’s invaluable efforts on IxDA’s behalf.

Video of the event can be seen at:
http://www.brightcove.tv/title.jsp?title=1415621296&channel=1274129191

The IxDA Board has determined its new executive and operational roles,
as well. Josh Seiden is the new President; Liz Bacon is the new Vice-
President; Bill DeRouchey is the new Treasurer; and Jeremy Yuille is
the new Secretary. Additionally, Greg Petroff will be leading efforts
for Interaction 09, Niklas Wolkert and Janna Hicks DeVylder will be
focusing on Local Groups, Jim Leftwich will be heading up
Communications, and Nasir Barday will manage IT and technology
initiatives.

Following the success of Interaction 08, IxDA is gearing up for
further growth as a volunteer-driven organization helping to further
the profession of interaction design. The entire Board of Directors
welcomes input from its global constituency to ensure that we work
together towards common goals and provide value to our community.

Comments

27 Feb 2008 - 9:30am
Dan Saffer
2003

Congrats to the new Board and its officers! Can't wait to see where
you take IxDA in the next year. And woo, Interaction09!

Dan

27 Feb 2008 - 9:56am
ldebett
2004

And many thanks to the officers who have tirelessly dedicated their time and
efforts in the past!

~Lisa

On Wed, Feb 27, 2008 at 9:30 AM, Dan Saffer <dan at odannyboy.com> wrote:

> Congrats to the new Board and its officers! Can't wait to see where
> you take IxDA in the next year. And woo, Interaction09!
>
> Dan
>
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27 Feb 2008 - 10:41am
Dave Malouf
2005

I want to second Dan's congrats to the new board!
I also want to encourage people to see new opportunities for
volunteership around the world. Whenever there is change in
leadership, there comes new opportunities for engagement (or
re-engagement).

It will be great to see new local leaders emerge, and people to find
initiatives that they feel passionate about, and want to bring to
reality.

I said when I presented the Board at Interaction08 that we are not
really a "volunteer-based" organization, as much as an
initiative-based organization. Individuals with passion about their
ideas make IxDA happen. They drive our best initiatives: the web
site, local groups, the conference, etc.

What do you want to see happen that will further help IxDA fulfill
its missions (http://www.ixda.org/about.php)? Bounce the idea off the
board, or better "just do it" and see if it sticks.

We are still filled with more possibilities and a longer future of
growth.

I know already that under Josh's leadership and the rest of the
board's energy and guidance, we are off to a great start. Join the
fun!!!

-- dave

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27 Feb 2008 - 11:00am
Jack L. Moffett
2005

On Feb 27, 2008, at 7:41 AM, dave malouf wrote:

> What do you want to see happen that will further help IxDA fulfill
> its missions (http://www.ixda.org/about.php)? Bounce the idea off the
> board, or better "just do it" and see if it sticks.

In this vein of thought...

I've noticed that a lot of professionals have been complaining about
the state of design education. It seems to me that this organization
would be the perfect entity to formalize a method of advising
educational institutions on what we would like to see incorporated
into their curriculum. This shouldn't be done in a way that seems
like we know better than the leaders of those programs, of course,
but as a genuine effort to advise them on the current state of the
industry. I would hope that they would find it a valuable resource
and a welcome collaboration.

I'd like to hear if others believe this would be a good fit for the
overall IxDA mission.

Jack

Jack L. Moffett
Interaction Designer
inmedius
412.459.0310 x219
http://www.inmedius.com

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are in principle unknowable by users, customers
and designers at the start.

Devise the design process, and the formal
agreement between designers and customers and users,
to be sensitive to what is learnt by any of the
parties as the design evolves.

- J.C. Jones

27 Feb 2008 - 11:43am
Dan Saffer
2003

On Feb 27, 2008, at 8:00 AM, Jack Moffett wrote:

> I've noticed that a lot of professionals have been complaining about
> the state of design education. It seems to me that this organization
> would be the perfect entity to formalize a method of advising
> educational institutions on what we would like to see incorporated
> into their curriculum. This shouldn't be done in a way that seems
> like we know better than the leaders of those programs, of course,
> but as a genuine effort to advise them on the current state of the
> industry. I would hope that they would find it a valuable resource
> and a welcome collaboration.
>
> I'd like to hear if others believe this would be a good fit for the
> overall IxDA mission.

This would be an excellent idea.

There is so much talk now about the lack of undergraduate programs in
IxDA. It might be a great starting place for the IxDA to suggest what
the curriculum for such a program might be. What are the foundations,
the set of advanced classes, etc.

Dan

27 Feb 2008 - 12:32pm
Dave Malouf
2005

Jack,

YES! YES! YES!

The only undergrad program I know of is a minor of IxD as part of
their Industrial Design program at SCAD.

I'd love to hear about other programs no matter how tangential (in
this case), but DESIGN SCHOOL, not HCI programs from CompSci or
CogPsy programs.

There might be some good media & design programs around, but since
they don't talk up IxD they are hard to identify.

What keeps these programs which are in such obvious need (I mean the
job market discussions and lack of Jr. talent should be a huge
indicator of need.)

Why is it assumed that IxD is relegated to the masters degree level?

-- dave

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27 Feb 2008 - 12:48pm
Matt Nish-Lapidus
2007

the undergrad BFA program in New Media at Ryerson here in Toronto has
lots of IxD related stuff in it, although I don't think they really
make the association.

i've actually been trying to get in there to do a talk for their 4th
years students, we'll see how it goes.

undergrad education is a big issues .. there was also some discussion
in savannah about a mentoring program, which would also be amazing.

On Wed, 27 Feb 2008 09:32:58, dave malouf <dave.ixd at gmail.com> wrote:
> Jack,
>
> YES! YES! YES!
>
> The only undergrad program I know of is a minor of IxD as part of
> their Industrial Design program at SCAD.
>
> I'd love to hear about other programs no matter how tangential (in
> this case), but DESIGN SCHOOL, not HCI programs from CompSci or
> CogPsy programs.
>
> There might be some good media & design programs around, but since
> they don't talk up IxD they are hard to identify.
>
> What keeps these programs which are in such obvious need (I mean the
> job market discussions and lack of Jr. talent should be a huge
> indicator of need.)
>
> Why is it assumed that IxD is relegated to the masters degree level?
>
> -- dave
>
>
>
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27 Feb 2008 - 1:30pm
Loren Baxter
2007

A mentoring program would be huge. There are many talented and experienced
designers on this board, and many new entrants to the field. The juniors
have a lot to learn from the seniors, but the sheer size and maturity of
this list can make posting intimidating. I've heard of creating some other
smaller conversation spaces, such as a job board (still a great idea).
Something similar geared toward mentoring or IxD development may help
encourage more personalized discussion and relationship building.

27 Feb 2008 - 2:24pm
Josh Seiden
2003

First off, I know I speak for the entire Board when I say thanks for
the good wishes. This good will and energy is just another reflection
of what makes this community is a special one.

I personally am in awe of what this community has accomplished in the
last few years. The discussion list, the Local Groups programs, our
first conference--all of this happened because we were able to
harness our collective energy.

The outlook for the future is amazing! The discussion is thriving,
and we have great momentum for Local Groups and Interaction '09.

One of the great assets that we have--as a community of designers--is
a wealth of good ideas. Our challenge is to do justice to them! We
can't do everything, but we have already done amazing
things--because people got involved. If you'd like to get more
involved, or want to pitch a proposal, email volunteer [at] ixda
[dot] org.

Thanks,
JS

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27 Feb 2008 - 2:56pm
Jeff Howard
2004

Read more about the new board of directors here:
http://www.ixda.org/about_leadership.php

James wrote:
> The Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is proud
> to announce its leadership team for 2008-2009.

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27 Feb 2008 - 3:04pm
Elizabeth Bacon
2003

Hi folks,

Education is a very important issue, and totally appropriate for IxDA
to tackle. As we mentioned at the end of our Board Retreat minutes
from Nov 2007 (see , the Board at that time did not have the capacity
to tackle such a major initiative as "education". That's why we
asked people who were interested to step up! Happily, it's an issue
that new board member Jeremy Yuille is particularly passionate about,
and I echo his sentiments as well as the hopes of the group in this
regard. We'll start investigating this area further and the Board
*sincerely* and *eagerly* welcomes further volunteer support & ideas.

I'm also pleased to say that the Mentoring program concept is moving
forward. A member of our community is putting together a proposal that
has great potential and I'm personally committed to helping move this
idea forward. It will take intense involvement from many individuals
to make it happen, so I hope that you all can start to open your
minds to the possibilities and that many of you will elect to
participate....

Thanks in general for all the support! As we all saw at Interaction
08 in Savannah, this IxDA group can make for a *really* great team.

Cheers,
Liz

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28 Feb 2008 - 3:31am
John Gibbard
2008

<gentle-rant>Hmm, mentoring. (I should probably have cross-posted this to
the IAI ...) I've tried a couple of times to obtain a mentor through the IAI
and this has fallen on deaf ears both times so I'd caution against offering
a scheme without a robust approach to ensuring it's adhered-to.
</gentle-rant>

On 27/02/2008, Loren Baxter <loren.baxter at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> A mentoring program would be huge. There are many talented and
> experienced
> designers on this board, and many new entrants to the field. The juniors
> have a lot to learn from the seniors, but the sheer size and maturity of
> this list can make posting intimidating. I've heard of creating some
> other
> smaller conversation spaces, such as a job board (still a great idea).
> Something similar geared toward mentoring or IxD development may help
> encourage more personalized discussion and relationship building.
> ________________________________________________________________
> Welcome to the Interaction Design Association (IxDA)!
> To post to this list ....... discuss at ixda.org
> Unsubscribe ................ http://www.ixda.org/unsubscribe
> List Guidelines ............ http://www.ixda.org/guidelines
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>

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4 Mar 2008 - 8:01am
John Gibbard
2008

Just a little follow-up. Having had a response from the IAI it seems
their mentoring process *is* robust and intact ... it seems it might
be my email service that isn't/wasn't.

Happy to clarify on their behalf.

John.

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