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The Magic of Community

(To my visitors from the Carnegie Mellon homepage, many welcomes! Would love to hear from you if you have questions or comments.) Over the past few years, I’ve had the honor of participating in a unique program at Microsoft in the Server & Tools Division – the STB Women’s Leadership Council. Our chairwoman Betsy Speare recently spoke to the Microsoft JobsBlog about the WLC’s birth and importance at Microsoft. We also spoke a bit about the WLC at the panel Betsy and I participated in at TechEd 2011. I first heard about the WLC program when the woman who leads…

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Computer Engineer Barbie: How Interaction Design can entice a new generation of women

When I heard the news that I’d been accepted as a lightning round speaker at IxDA’s Interaction ’11 conference, I was delighted and just a bit terrified. I’m very passionate about the subject, but had no idea whether it would resonate in a sea of interesting design theories and case studies. In short, my theory is that the direct social benefit we perform in our careers as user experience professionals is the perfect antidote to antiquated technology curriculums that have scared off women (and some men) in droves. (If you didn’t get a chance to see the talk, embeds are…

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