NYCCHI presents: What happens next? - TONITE plus sponsored Happy Hour

11 Jul 2007 - 9:31am
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Maria Moratis

Tonite, NYCCHI is presenting a panel discussion on a
hot topic for our industry:

What happens next? Career progression for UX professionals.

Wed, July 11, 2007
6:00 - 8:30
Happy Hour 8:30 - 9:30,

Interactive Telecommunications Program
721 Broadway, 4th floor, Room 447
(cross streets: Waverly & Washington)
Entry to the building requires showing your ID to the security
guards and take the left set of elevators to the 4th floor.

A panel of prominent members of our community will discuss their
thoughts on the career development for User Experience professionals:
Kevin Kearney, User Experience Director, Razorfish
Liz Danzico, Happy Cog
Hendrik Kleinsmiede, Senior Vice President, User Experience,
Lawrence Lipkin, Ameritrade
Victor Lombardi, Smart Expertience

Following the event, there will be happy hour at apple, 17 Waverly
Place,, (sponsored by Roundarch). We
can continue the discussion.

We're very grateful to the Interactive Telecommunications Program at
NYU for hosting us.

Panel Participants Bios

Liz Danzico, Happy Cog
Liz Danzico is equal parts information architect, usability analyst,
and editor. With nearly ten years of experience as a user experience
professional, she makes information useful, usable, and delightful
for websites of all shapes and sizes.

Liz has organized information for sites across a variety of
industries, including retail, publishing, media and entertainment,
nonprofit, and financial services and is presently information
architect for [Happy Cog] <http://www.happycog .com/>. She also
oversees the editorial team and process for [Rosenfeld Media]
<http://rosenfeldmed>, a publisher of user experience books,
and is editor for [Boxes and Arrows]
<http://www.boxesand> , a website for information

Kevin Kearney, Experience Director, Avenue A/Razorfish
Kevin is an Experience Director at Avenue A/Razorfish with over 7 years
of experience in internet strategy and user-centered design. He has
developed a wide range of successful interface solutions including rich
media experiences, transactional and e-commerce sites, as well as web
applications and kiosks. Working with a wide variety of organizations,
from startups to Fortune 500 companies, Kevin's clients have included
Ford Motor Company, Ann Taylor, Charles Schwab, Condé Nast, XM Radio,
The New York Times and CNN. He is also a frequent speaker who has
presented to a number of professional organizations in the user
experience field.

Hendrik Kleinsmiede, Senior Vice President, User Experience,
Hendrik is SVP of User Experience at Roundarch, providing strategic
leadership around all aspects of user experience and user centered
design (UCD/UXD). With more than 16 years of experience in consulting,
mainly around web technologies in the financial services sector,
Hendrik helps drive innovation in design, usability, information
architecture, content management and RIA. He has served such clients
as American Express, JPMC, Citgroup, and Credit Suisse in New York, ABN
Amro in Amsterdam and BNP Paribas, Deutsche Bank and HSBC in London.

Lawrence Lipkin, Ameritrade
Lawrence Lipkin is the Director of User Experience for TD AMERITRADE.
He leads a team of Interaction Designers, User Interface Designers, and
Information Architects to design TD AMERITRADE's web sites. Prior to
that he was a Creative Director at Organic Inc.'s New York office. He
worked on marketing and transactional sites for clients like: Carter's,
HarrisDirect, Hoover's, RCI, US Airways, Fannie Mae, MessageLabs,
Joseph Abboud, Smith & Nephew, Reebok, Tommy Hilfiger, GGHC, eSylvan,
and Dupont/Invista.

He received a graduate degree from NYU's Interactive Telecommunications
Program. He has an M.F.A. in studio art from Hunter College and a B.A.
from Hampshire College.

Victor Lombardi, Director, Smart Experience
Victor is the Director of Smart Experience (http://smartexperie nce.
org/), a new school offering state-of-the- art
classes to Internet, mobile, and software professionals in New York
City. His passion for bringing curious people together includes co-
founding the Overlap business+design event and the Information
Architecture Institute. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and an
old Gibson guitar.

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