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Listen to Chris Baum’s “Leaping Into Indie UX” Talk from Boxes and Arrows

In this episode Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their interactive panel discussion Taking the Plunge: Diving Into Indie UX […]

In this episode Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their interactive panel discussion Taking the Plunge: Diving Into Indie UX. They share practical and personal considerations of being an indie designer, including how to to get over the fear of making the jump, where and how to find clients, managing the business side of design and what it’s like to work alone.

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About Chris Baum

Chris Baum is a UX practitioner who started his career in technology as a customer service rep for a startup back in the go-go Web boom. After taking over product management responsibilities and building his first website, he moved on to usability and design management roles at Charles Schwab. He returned to product management as Sr. PM for eTrade and Jaman.com, an online social cinema company, before coming back into the design seat. He is putting together a consulting practice combining all of his skills as you read this. In designer guise, he is recognized as an expert user experience practitioner and an enterprise information architect. Chris is also the Editor-in-Chief of Boxes and Arrows.  

via Leaping Into Indie UX – Boxes and Arrows: The design behind the design.

By Itamar Medeiros

I'm a Strategist, Branding Specialist, Experience Designer, Speaker, and Workshop Facilitator based in Germany, where I work as Director of Design Strategy and Systems at SAP and visiting lecturer at Köln International School of Design of the Cologne University of Applied Sciences.

Working in the Information Technology industry since 1998, I've helped truly global companies in several countries (Brazil, China, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, The United Arab Emirates, United States, Hong Kong) create great user experience through advocating Design and Innovation principles.

During my 7 years in China, I've promoted the User Experience Design discipline as User Experience Manager at Autodesk and Local Coordinator of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA) in Shanghai.

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