Introducing IxDA's Board of Directors for 2011-2012

13 Dec 2010 - 12:17am
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We are very happy to announce the IxDA Board of Directors for 2011-2012 with the addition of three new Directors and one returning Director. Please join us in welcoming our new Directors MJ Broadbent, Seamus Byrne, and Kim Lenox, and we welcome back Steve Baty.  Their term will officially begin January 1, 2011. Thank you to all of the candidates who put themselves forth.

We look forward to their contributions to the Board and the efforts they will catalyze for our entire community. Here are short biographies of the new Directors: 

Steve Baty

Steve Baty, principal at Meld Studios, has over 14 years' experience as a design and strategy practitioner. Steve is well-known in the area of experience strategy and design, contributing to public discourse on these topics through articles and conferences. Steve's activities include: VP of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA); writes for UXMatters.com; editor and contributor to Johnny Holland (johnnyholland.org); founder of UX Book Club (uxbookclub.org); co-Chair of UX Australia (uxaustralia.com.au); and Chair of Interaction 12 - the annual conference of the IxDA for 2012. Steve holds M.Ec and MBA degrees from MGSM; and a B.Sc in Mathematics from UTS.

MJ Broadbent

Mary Jane (MJ) Broadbent is an independent design consultant whose work over the past two decades spans a diversity of visual and interactive design applications. Her practical expertise and leadership in the realm of user experience design has benefited numerous organizations including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bookspan (now DirectGroup Bertelsmann), Empire BlueCrossBlueShield, H&R Block, Liquidnet, The McGraw-Hill Companies (McGraw-Hill Higher Education, Standard & Poor's), Pfizer, Sony Electronics, Thomas Publishing, and the United Nations. MJ has also designed print materials for everyone from Fortune 100 clients to non-profits to the perennial "make me something" requests from friends and family.

MJ has been active with IxDA since 2006, moving from attendee to volunteer to spearheading the New York City local group, helping to create and launch the Mentoring Program, and co-chairing the Interaction11 conference. 

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Design from University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Art, Architecture and Planning (DAAP) and has cleverly avoided paying for further formal schooling by finding herself on teaching side of the podium through the years. She leads workshops on visual communication skills and is currently focused on extolling the virtues of visual thinking as Managing Director of VizThink LLC. 

People often tell her she has incredibly neat handwriting.

Séamus Byrne

Séamus T. Byrne is Co-founder and Director of User Experience at Graphic Mint, a design and marketing studio based in Dublin, Ireland. For over ten years he has been designing user interfaces for websites, software applications and multimedia with a user experience focus.

Séamus is co-founder and a local leader of IxDA Dublin. He initiated and collaborated on Dublin's winning bid to host Interaction12 and is a member of the conference committee. He is a member of the Irish Internet Association's User Experience Working Group and co-creator of Defuse: Design for Use, Dublin's annual interaction design event.

Séamus is a frequent speaker at design conferences throughout Europe, presenting on universal principles that underpin design and technology such as storytelling, community and place.

He has a MA in Multimedia and a BA in Sociology and Classics. He was co-creator of "The Organic City", an award winning web-based community storytelling portal.

He shares his thoughts everyday on Twitter (@seamusbyrne), and blogs at Graphic Mind. When he gets a spare moment, Séamus likes to travel, work out at the gym and write songs.

Kim Lenox

Kim Lenox is a founding member of IxDA-SF where she was deeply involved in co-hosting the monthly speaker series and events in 2007-2008.

Kim has spent nearly two decades focused on user experience design, management and delivery of multi-platform products and services with worldwide reach and exposure. She has successfully shipped products ranging from mobile application and OS software, PC desktop software, children's handheld devices, interactive TV, DVD interfaces, interactive kiosks, websites & CD-ROMs. Her previous clients and employers include Adaptive Path, AT&T, Excite@Home, LeapFrog, Nokia, Organic, Samsung Design America, UPC/Chello and a variety of bubble start-ups of dot-com lore.

Currently Kim is a member of the webOS Human Interface Leadership Team at Palm which was acquired in mid-2010 by Hewlett Packard.

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The number of Directors on the Board as of 2011 will be our full complement of 9 individuals. IxDA Directors serve for staggered, 2-year terms with a two-term limit.  The 2011 - 2012 Board of Directors will comprise:

Steve Baty

Séamus Byrne

MJ Broadbent

Janna DeVylder

Nick Gould

Matt Nish-Lapidus

Kim Lenox

Kendra Shimmell

Joe Sokohl 

 

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We would also like to take this opportunity to recognise the outstanding contribution over the past two years of our outgoing Directors: Jon Kolko, Kevin Silver, and Amyris Fernandez.  In his term, Jon broadened our mentorship program significantly, was a catalyst for the Board in making decisions and trying new directions, and took on the challenging task of co-chairing the Interaction 11 conference.  Kevin Silver has been instrumental in growing our support for local groups worldwide over the past two years, introducing regional leadership and documentation of starting a group, as well as working to create guidelines and principles for how we oranise the entire organisation.  Amyris Fernandez has catalyzed IxDA in South America, creating a regional version of Interaction in Brazil as well as supporting local groups globally.  We owe them a great amount of thanks for the time and effort they have put in, as the community has benefited from their involvement greatly.  We look forward to their continued involvement with the IxDA and our community, even as we say farewell to them from the Board.

IxDA is a not-for-profit organization and is required to have a Board of Directors, but the Board is just one component of the success of IxDA. It is through the conference, the site, initiatives, local groups, awards and individual involvement that the IxDA network thrives. 

Again, please join us in extending a warm welcome to our newest Directors.

Comments

13 Dec 2010 - 2:05am
Angel Anderson
2010

Congratulations MJ, Seamus, Kim, and Steve! You are all great representatives of the community and we're lucky to have you steering the ship. 
Jon, Kevin, and Amyris every single one of us owes you a beer. You can collect in February ;)
Cheers!
Angel Anderson 

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On Dec 12, 2010, at 11:02 PM, IxDA Board of Directors <board@ixda.org> wrote:

MJ
Broadbent, Seamus Byrne, and Kim Lenox, and we welcome back Steve
13 Dec 2010 - 2:22am
Shivanand R Yerva
2009
Congratulations to new members: MJ, Seamus, Kim!
Steve welcome back! 
I request all the Board members to  focus on the Mission statement of IxDA "To improve the human condition by advancing the discipline of Interaction Design" and help the organization in achieving this goal.
-Shivanand
13 Dec 2010 - 7:30am
Jack L. Moffett
2005

A sincere thanks to the retiring board members for a job well done, and thanks to the new ones for stepping up. Our organization leaves big shoes to fill, but provides big feet to fill them. Rock on!

13 Dec 2010 - 8:22am
Josh Seiden
2003

Congrats and thanks to all! You guys rock.

13 Dec 2010 - 8:55am
Dave Malouf
2005

This is just awesome! Congrats to the new and thanx to the old & departed. Great things continue at IxDA!

-- dave

13 Dec 2010 - 10:12am
Dirc-Robert Wortley
2010

CONGRATS to the new Board and KUDOS to the ones who are leaving. Looking forward to 2011. Have a great holiday and an awesome start into the new year!!!

13 Dec 2010 - 10:14am
Dirc-Robert Wortley
2010

CONGRATS to the new Board and KUDOS to the ones who are leaving. Looking forward to 2011. Have a great holiday and an awesome start into the new year!!!

13 Dec 2010 - 11:10am
Bill DeRouchey
2010

Huge news! Congrats to MJ, Seamus and Kim! Can't wait to see what you'll accomplish in your time on the board. Wonderful choices. 

Jon, Kevin and Amyris, thank you for all your effort that you put into the board. Amazing work everybody.

Beers in Boulder....

13 Dec 2010 - 11:42am
Andrea Mignolo
2009

Congratulations to all the new board members and thank you to those whose term is wrapping up! We definitely owe you all a beer - thankfully Boulder is right around the corner...

13 Dec 2010 - 6:05pm
willdonovan
2009

Congratulations to all and I look forward to the sharing and learning from you all as I have from many of you in the past.

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t, f, in, b @willdonovan www.willdonovan.com.au

On 14/12/2010, at 4:33 AM, pnts wrote:

> Congratulations to all the new board members and thank you to those whose term is wrapping up! We definitely owe you all a beer - thankfully Boulder is right around the corner... > >

13 Dec 2010 - 9:05pm
Erico Fernandes...
2009

Congratulations to all the new board members!
Amyris helped to put Latin America in the IxDA map...thanks!
E.g. Our second IxDA regional conference 2010 was a great sucess: http://www.interaction-southamerica2010.org/en/

When will we have another latin on the board?
Cheers

Érico Fernandes Fileno, M.Sc.
Interaction Designer @ CESAR
IxDA Curitiba - Interaction Design Association
http://www.ericofileno.com.br




On Mon, Dec 13, 2010 at 9:30 PM, willdonovan <donovan.william@gmail.com> wrote:

Congratulations to all and I look forward to the sharing and learning
from you all as I have from many of you in the past.

Sent from my iPhone

t, f, in, b @willdonovan
www.willdonovan.com.au

On 14/12/2010, at 4:33 AM, pnts wrote:

> Congratulations to all the new board members and thank you to those whose term is wrapping up! We definitely owe you all a beer - thankfully Boulder is right around the corner...
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16 Dec 2010 - 11:08am
Shilpi Joshi
2009

On behalf of Bestica, heartiest thanks and a big thumbs up to the Directors:Jon Kolko, Kevin Silver, and Amyris Fernandez, who are wrapping up their term. It was indeed a great job done and a wonderful effort and accomplishments.

And, many congratulations to all the new board of Directors: MJ Broadbent, Seamus Byrne, Kim Lenox, and Steve Baty. We are confident that it will be another great year ahead under their experienced guidance and esteemed contributions.

A beauftiful happy holidays to all the members of IxDA and to the Interaction Design community at large.

Cheers!

Bestica Inc.

www.bestica.com

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