Will Evans is Director, Experience Design for Semantic Foundry with 14 years industry experience in interaction design, information architecture, and user experience strategy. His experiences includes directing UX for social network analytics and terrorism modeling at AIR Worldwide, UX Architect for social media site Gather.com and UX architect for Kayak.com. He worked at Lotus/IBM where he was the senior information architect, and for Curl - a DARPA-funded MIT project when he was at the MIT Laboratory for Computer Science. Prior to Curl, Will was an interaction designer for Dataware working on various search (Northern Light) and KM related product suites including KM Suite II and QueryServer.
Will earned an mba as well as masters degrees in human-computer interaction and cognitive psychology. His passions include design and critical theory, information architecture, information visualization and red wine. He lives in Washington, D.C., drinks far to much coffee, wears only black, and is Design Co-Chair for the IxDA’s Interaction 10 conference in Savannah, Georgia in February, 2010. He was recently elected to the board of directors of the Information Architecture Institute.
A distinguished speaker, Will provides lectures and seminars on such topics as user experience, strategic design, social interaction design, and findability. Will's work has been featured in numerous publications including Business Week, The Economist, Fortune, MSNBC and the Wall Street Journal.
Will's current activities include:
- Founder, Experience Designer at Semantic Foundry
- Director,Information Architecture Institute (http://iainstitute.org/)
- Design Co-Chair, IxDA's Interaction 10 Conference (http://interaction.ixda.org/)
- Founder, IxDA DC Local Group (ixdadc.ning.com)
- Kahuna, Contributing Editor, Johnny Holland (www.johnnyholland.org)
- Member: ACM SIGCHI, UPA, IAI, IxDA , AIGA