I am a designer, anthropologist and bricoleur. I work as Director of Design Strategy at Involution Studios, founded MidwestUX Conference, help lead the local Columbus IxDA, and enjoy taking pictures of people in their side view mirrors.
Dave Malouf is currently the Professor of Interaction Design in the Industrial Design department of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Dave has been doing IxD for close to 20yrs with most experience in enterprise software & hardware systems. His work as a professor centers on exploring the boundaries of design education in the contemporary age of transdisciplinary design centering on issues of criticism, collaboration and rich theories.
Elizabeth has 30 years in human-computer interaction and UX of various types of products, from web sites, web applications, and desktop applications to highly complex systems such as spacecraft control centers. She spent several years in system engineering, defining/analyzing system requirements and integrating the HCI process into the system life cycle. Elizabeth has master's degrees in mathematics and in human development. She served on the editorial board of ACM's “interactions” magazine for six years, and currently serves on the editorial board of UPA's online “Journal of Usability Studies”. She is co-chair of case studies for the CHI2012 conference.
Kate Ertmann is a businesswoman, speaker, thought leader and a charitable advocate. A former child actress, she renounced her Hollywood hopes in favor of a telecommunications degree from Ohio University. She founded the Portland chapter of Women in Animation and is an active member of many industry organizations. She sits on the board of two charities and won a 2011 Orchid Award for being one of Portland’s Most Influential Women for her work. Kate became a partner at ADi in 2000 and the sole owner in 2008 – her company produces innovative 3d animation solutions for business, marketing and education.
Kars is ‘Chief Agent’ of Hubbub, a networked design studio for applied pervasive games. Hubbub works with organizations to create games that take place in public space, engage people physically, and are socially relevant. Amongst other things, these games are used to encourage good citizenship and to facilitate cultural participation.
In addition, Kars teaches at the Utrecht School of the Arts, where he mentors students pursuing a master of arts in interaction design or game design & development.
He's also the initiator and co-organizer of ‘This Happened’ – Utrecht, a series of lectures dedicated to the stories behind interaction design.