We are very happy to announce that Steve Baty will be joining the IxDA
Boardof Directors, effective immediately, filling our Communications
look forward to his contributions to IxDA, the Board and our entire
community. Please see his bio below:
Steve Baty, UX Strategist, has over 13 years’ experience in the design and
> delivery of e-business products and services. Steve is a well-known > practitioner in the area of experience strategy and architecture, with > extensive skills in research, analysis and strategy. > > Steve is a regular contributor to UXMatters.com; serves as an editor and > contributor to interaction design magazine Johnny Holland ( > johnnyholland.org), and is a founder of UX Book Club - a world-wide > initiative bringing together user experience practitioners in 48 locations > to read, connect and discuss books on user experience design. > > Steve is the founder and principal of UX consultancy Meld Consulting, based > in Sydney, Australia. And previously served as the Director of UX Strategy > for Web agency Red Square. > > Steve holds post-graduate degrees in electronic commerce (M.Ec) and > business administration (MBA) from the Macquarie Graduate School of > Management; and a bachelor’s degree in Mathematics (Applied Physical > Mathematics & Applied Statistics) from UTS. > > He likes to fish, but doesn't get to very often. >
Steve will be joining Directors Liz Bacon, Nasir Barday, Bill DeRouchey,
Janna DeVylder, Kevin Silver, Jon Kolko, Amyris Fernandez and Jeremy Yuille.
The number of Directors on the Board as of 2009 will be our full complement
of 9 individuals. IxDA Directors serve for staggered, 2-year terms with a
two-term limit. IxDA is a non-profit organization and is required to have a
Board of Directors, but the Board is just one component of the success of
IxDA. It is through the conference, initiatives, local groups and individual
involvement that the IxDA network thrives. Our organizational structure is
based on two simple ideas: local grassroots involvement and global
stewardship through the Board. We encourage all our members to organize at
the local level. We encourage all our members to contribute your thoughts to
the advancement of our discipline.
Again, please join us in extending a warm welcome to Steve!