Announcing Ben Fullerton as Chair of Interaction15

26 Jun 2013 - 2:16pm
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IxDA Board of D...

On behalf of IxDA's Board of Directors, it is a great pleasure to announce that Ben Fullerton, Creative Director at Morse Project in San Francisco, has been selected as Chair of Interaction15, to be held in North America in February 2015.

Ben has a deep history with the Interaction conference, having been involved in the last four organizing  committees as the Technical Lead for Audio Visual. At Interaction13 in Toronto, he took on the additional role of curating and moderating two panels: Data Depth & Ingenuity with Jer Thorp (The Office for Creative Research), Todd Silverstein (Vizify) and Andrew Crow (GE), and Design Led Startups with Raphael Grignani (Jauntful), Todd Silverstein (Vizify) and Josh Seiden (Neo). He previously spoke at Interaction10 in Savannah.

Chairing the Interaction conference is a key leadership role within the IxDA community.  It has become an exceptionally competitive selection process, and once again we were impressed with the response and quality of applicants. Thank you to all who raised their hands for this important task.

Over the past four years I have been impressed by Ben's handling of key responsibilities of the Interaction conference, and thankful for his energy and passion for this community. I know he will do a stellar job with Interaction15 as Chair.

Ben will now work closely with the Board as we work through the selection of the host city for Interaction15. The venue will be announced following the Board's strategic planning retreat, which takes place from August 10-12 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Thank you, Ben. We are delighted to have you take up this responsibility and honored to have you in this role.

Steve Baty
President, IxDA

Learn more about Ben

Ben is a creative director at Morse Project in San Francisco. His thirteen years of experience span working within teams large and small, both in-house and consultancy, and from startups to corporate behemoths. Ben has worked on projects with many different areas of focus, beginning on the web but expanding to include mobile, brand, application, strategy, product and service. Prior to joining Morse, Ben has spent time at Method, Adaptive Path, IDEO, Twitter, Samsung, UK-based service design pioneers live|work, and Oyster Partners, a big British web agency you'd probably only remember if you still have the scars from the first dot bomb.

He teaches, currently at the California College of Arts and previously at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, has written for Interactions magazine, Core 77 and FastCompany among others, and has spoken at a few different places like South By Southwest, Design Engaged, Webvisions and UX Week. He is also involved as a mentor with the Designer Fund, and has served as a member of the organising committee for the last few Interaction conferences ('10, '11, '12 and '13) held by the Interaction Design Association. Ben's work has been recognized by the IxDA's Interaction Awards, the BAFTAs, the Spark and the Pixel awards.


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