IxDA is now accepting nominations for two volunteer Regional Coordinator positions:
1) Latin America: This region is a vibrant community of almost 30 local groups with a strong concentration in Brazil but growing interest throughout the region. Interaction South America, now in it’s fifth year, has grown to become the largest of IxDA’s regional conferences.
If you're a local leader, and you've ever felt like you see the same people at every meeting, or you only see different people at every meeting and they've never heard of IxDA, or you're tired of running meetings but there's no-one to take over, this is for you.
If you attend local meetings, and you've ever felt like your local group doesn't meet enough, or the topics aren't relevant enough, or it's hard to find a job in town, or you don't know enough people, or you're the smartest person in the room all the time, or everything is always over your head, this is for you.
Fellow Designers, can we talk creative business career strategy?
Last week, a Bay Area ad agency hired me to "simplify the UI" of a project under the title Senior Interactive Designer. I expected two to three weeks of freelance work, but I didn't see day three. My conundrum concerns leadership.
I get the job and join a team that doesn't trust each other.
I am delighted to announce that Chris Rider has stepped up to be the new coordinator for our local face-to-face IxDA group! Chris has been an IxDA Los Angeles volunteer for the past year and now he is ready to take the reins to lead and coordinate our local group.
Dan Szuc has started a discussion over on Johnny Holland on leadership, with a whole host of links to boot http://johnnyholland.org/2010/07/06/discussion-what-are-the-ingredients-to-become-a-great-leader/
I thought that it's interesting that he chose to talk about leadership in the widersense - it also brings up the question whether leadership in UX/IxD/design etc. is any different from standard leadership.