IxDA Announces Call for Applications for Open Board Director Positions

21 Oct 2008 - 1:40am
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IxDA Communications
2008

How far we've come in five years! The Interaction Design Association
is a global community, growing at an amazing pace and reflecting the
increasing importance and impact of Interaction Designers on the world
around us. Are you ready to step forward and contribute your energy
and passion to help guide and shape our exciting future? Well here's
your chance!

The invitation is now open for those inspired, creative, and active
leaders in our community to apply for one of the three open positions
on our Board of Directors. As our community and organization grows,
so do our many challenges and needs. So, to meet that head on, we're
seeking highly motivated individuals with excellent organizational
skills, leadership vision, and who are resourceful and willing to roll
up their sleeves and work to advance IxDA's mission.

Applications will be open for the next two weeks, ending at Midnight
Monday, November 3, 2008 (11:59:59 PST).

IxDA Board Directors are responsible for providing leadership in key
roles important to ensuring the strength of our organization and
network. Board roles include executive, financial, local group
liaison, educational, communication, and conference responsibilities.
Board Directors must be willing to devote an average of four hours per
week, involving communication and coordination with fellow Directors
and the community toward our goals and associated initiatives.

New directors filling these open positions will serve a term from
January 2009 to February 2011, which includes a one-month long overlap
with retiring Directors.

We're confident that effective leaders will emerge from our vibrant
community! If you feel you've got what it takes to work with others
to help guide IxDA toward bigger and greater goals, we invite you to
apply by completing this application questionnaire:

http://www.ixda.org/board_application_2008.php

Here's a preview of some of the questions you'll find on the
application form:

Your Background and History:

• What's your professional background, current title and work, and
field?

• Are you, or have you previously been, affiliated with any other
design or UX organizations? If so, in what capacity?

• When and how did you first get involved with IxDA?

• Have you previously volunteered for IxDA? (If so, in what capacity
and with whom did you work?)

Your Position Statements

• Please let us know in detail why you want to be a Board member of
IxDA:

• How would you express the special value of IxDA, especially
compared to related groups?

• What is your vision for IxDA?

• As a Board member, how would you plan on making your vision a
reality?

So now it's up to you! And if you know of IxDA members that you think
would make great Board Directors, please encourage them to apply as
well.

James Leftwich
Communications
IxDA Board of Directors

About IxDA
http://ixda.org

Founded in 2003, the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) is a member-
supported organization committed to serving the needs of the
international interaction design community. With the help of thousands
of members worldwide, we provide a forum for the discussion of
interaction design issues.

IxDA's mission includes evangelism of our field, innovation in our
discipline, professionalism in our standards of practice, support for
interaction design education in academic programs, and community
building for our growing global community of interaction design
professionals.

IxDA Discussion Forums: http://ixda.org/discuss.php

Comments

21 Oct 2008 - 11:04am
Greg Petroff
2004

I encourage people to really think about joining the board. It has
been a great experience for me personally.

I would also encourage folks on the list from outside of North
America to consider joining.

-Greg Petroff
Board Member, Chair interaction'09|vancouver

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