Designing the future of libraries

2015 Conference Archive

February 23-24, 2015 | Austin, Texas

In 2015, we expanded the 2014 UX Day at ER&L to include even more programming over two entire days, including half day workshops and more speakers. We are partnered with several local UX designers and educators to bring new perspectives on online library design.


jonkolkoJOHN KOLKO

Jon Kolko is Vice President of Consumer Design at Blackboard; he joined Blackboard with the acquisition of MyEdu, a startup focused on helping students succeed in college and get jobs. Jon is also the Founder and Director of Austin Center for Design. His work focuses on bringing the power of design to social enterprises, with an emphasis on entrepreneurship. He has worked extensively with both startups and Fortune 500 companies, and he’s most interested in humanizing educational technology.

Jon is the author of three books: Thoughts on Interaction Design, published by Morgan Kaufmann, Exposing the Magic of Design: A Practitioner’s Guide to the Methods and Theory of Synthesis, published by Oxford University Press, and Wicked Problems: Problems Worth Solving, published by Austin Center for Design. His fourth book, Well Designed: How to use Empathy to Create Products People Love will be published by Harvard Business Review Press in November, 2014.



Frank Migliorelli is the New York Public Library’s Director of Digital Experience, a new position created to lead the development of the institution’s overall digital strategy for user experience, exhibits and educational programs. He is an award-winning interaction designer and educator specializing in media-rich software and exhibit development. With a portfolio that includes children’s games and media, corporate websites, and media enhanced installations around the world, he has been a creative and innovative leader in interactive media design for a wide range of educational, institutional and corporate clients.

Before coming to the New York Public Library, he taught digital media design for educational technology at the Steinhardt School of Education at New York University as a Visiting Clinical Professor. He also taught exhibit and children’s media design at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), Tisch School of the Arts.

Frank has been a Senior Vice President of Design at ESI Design and has led a design collective with a focus on experience and interactive media design.

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