Erin Malone has over 25 years of experience leading experience design teams, deconstructing complex systems and designing web and software applications, and social experiences.

While she was at Tangible UX, she leds user experience projects for several Fortune 500 companies as well as a host of startups.

Prior to Tangible, she spent over 4 years at Yahoo! building and managing the Platform User Experience Design team where her team was responsible for creating the Yahoo! Design Pattern Library and for providing design expertise to the popular YUI (Yahoo! User Interface Library). Additionally, she led the redesign of the Yahoo! Developer Network, oversaw the redesign of Yahoo!’s registration system and worked on other cross-company initiatives including community products and the social platform.

Before Yahoo!, she was a Design Director at AOL with teams working across community and personalized products, Creative Director at AltaVista where she launched the AltaVista Live portal and their community offerings. She built first generation entertainment guides and community tools at Zip2 for national newspaper partners including the NY Times, San Jose Mercury News and early websites for AOL greenhouse partners. She began her Silicon Valley life working at Adobe on their first website.

She has taught workshops and given talks at Centre Center and conferences including the IA Summit, Interactions, WebVisions, IDEA, Web 2.0 SF and NY, WebApp Masters, UIE webinars, BayChi, EuroIA, the German IA Konferenz, and The Design Writing Summit.

She was a founding member of the IA Institute, former chief editor of Boxes and Arrows, author of several articles and is the co-author of both editions of the book Designing Social Interfaces.

In her spare time she is a photographer—erin malone photography—and a letterpress printer—8 Paw Press. She is currently on the faculty at the California College of the Arts (CCA as an Associate Professor, teaching in the Interaction Design BFA program.

She has a dog and a couple of cats.


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