IxDA co-founder David Malouf and guests Ted Booth and Jennifer Bove engage the NYC community in a discussion of the state of interaction design. Topics covered include General IxD Practice, Sketching and Prototyping, Education, Richness and Openness, and Defining The Damn Thing. David’s guests include Ted Booth, Interaction Design Director at Smart Design, and Jennifer Bove, Vice President of Interaction Design at HUGE, Inc.

ABOUT OUR SPEAKERS
David Malouf—Professor of Interaction Design, Savannah College of Art & Design
After 15 years of working in industry as an interaction designer, most recently at Motorola Enterprise Mobility, David will move to academia in January 2009 and begin teaching interaction design within the Industrial Design Department of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD.edu). David is also a founder and the first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association.

Ted Booth—Interaction Design Director, Smart Design
Ted leads interaction design at Smart Design. His team focuses on designing new experiences for a wide range of consumer products and services. Interaction designers at Smart work closely with industrial designers, researchers and engineers to create enjoyable and satisfying consumer experiences. Prior to joining Smart, Ted led interaction design at Motorola Enterprise Mobility (formerly Symbol Technologies) working on a wide range of mobile computers, RFID devices, and remote management tools. Before that, he led interaction design at Method, a consulting firm specializing in brand identity, web design, and product user interface. He began his career at MetaDesign in San Francisco. He holds a Masters of Design from the Illinois Institute of Technology.

Jennifer Bove—Vice President, User Experience, HUGE
Jennifer leads the Interaction Design, Content Strategy and Research teams for HUGE, with particular emphasis on mobile and emerging platforms. Prior to joining HUGE, Jenn was VP of User Experience at Schematic, where she oversaw all user experience work in the Atlantic region. She has developed services for mobile, PC and ITV, and over the past ten years has created experience strategies for a number of large consumer-facing projects reaching broad audiences across the United States and Europe, for clients including Yahoo!, Nokia, BBC, Prada, and America Online. Jenn has a masters degree in interaction design from Interaction Design Institute Ivrea in Ivrea, Italy.

ABOUT OUR HOST
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ABOUT IxDA
The Interaction Design Association (IxDA.org) is a member-supported organization committed to serving the needs of the international interaction design community. With the help of more than 10,000 members worldwide, we provide a network for advancing the discipline of interaction design. IxDA was founded in 2003 as an online discussion list and in just five years the organization has grown to include over 60 local groups worldwide and the first global conference on interaction design for interaction designers. Our next conference, Interaction 09 | Vancouver (interaction09.ixda.org), resumes where our first conference, Interaction 08 | Savannah, left off—as a space to bring together the best and broadest interaction design talent from around the world.

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