Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States
Parking will be available in the Broadway lot and Milwaukee Street B lot.
There will be plenty of World IA Day signage guiding attendees to the Multi-Purpose room inside the MSOE Campus Center.
Andrew Holmes is an Instructional Technologist at Milwaukee School of Engineering and Ph.D. Student in the School of Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He earned a Masters in Curriculum & Instruction, with an emphasis in Instructional Technology, from National – Louis University, and a Bachelors in Communications & Theatre from Valparaiso University. His research will focus on Educational Technology in Higher Education and the role it plays in the construction of knowledge. He is interested in Information Science, Educational Technology, Information Ethics, and Educational Philosophy.
Rebecca Arnell is a Web Producer at MGIC where she works on Marketing websites and serves as a proponent for users through her interaction design and development skills. In previous jobs she has worked on teams and held leadership positions specializing in online marketing, creative services, and web analytics. She graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from UW-Milwaukee in 2010 with an emphasis in graphic design and is currently pursuing her Masters in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University. (Graduation in May - yay!) When she’s not working or in school, she enjoys weightlifting, traveling and spending time with her husband and greyhound.
Ann Navin has been building websites for other people since 1997 (right!?). She’s seen technologies (anyone remember Hypercard?), fads, and trends come and go in the digital marketplace, but has always advocated for intuitive information design and usability. Ann most recently managed the web team at MGIC and was part of numerous web site builds, redesigns, and launches. Previous experience includes “webifying” hands-on science museum exhibits for an educational website with IBM/New York Hall of Science, and creating instructional modules and kiosks. Ann has a MS in Technical Communication from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and a BS in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In her spare time, she enjoys rowing, curling, Rotary, volunteering in the community, and indulging in the arts/music/cultural scene in Milwaukee.
Tom Elmendorf leads user experience at Advicent, a financial planning software company in Milwaukee. He first developed an affinity for placemaking and unfolding meaningful order while achieving his BS of Architecture at UW-Milwaukee, and now applies those lessons to the digital environment. He is a firm believer in the power of design fueled by thorough understanding, a few extra-fine point sharpies, and a roll of trace paper.
Garrett Wiens-Kind is a User Experience designer at Johnson Controls. He's taught UX design at MIAD and spoke previously at MKEUX. He works on building automation systems and can't talk about it because he signed a NDA. Instead, he's going to share some thoughts about reorganizing information and controls on starship interfaces. You heard that right, intergalactic starship interfaces. Engage.
Ann is a Senior Design and Usability Analyst with over nine years of UX experience, researching and designing a variety of financial products. She earned a Certified Usability Analyst designation through Human Factors International in January of 2008. Prior to that, Ann had extensive experience in all aspects of technical writing, starting as a staff writer and working up to a director position for a technical writing consulting group.
Information Architect at The Understanding Group