Erin Malone

Associate Professor

Erin Malone has over 20 years of experience leading experience design teams and designing websites, web and software applications, social experiences and system-wide components and best practices. At Tangible UX, she leads 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 that’s 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 New York Times, the 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 led workshops and given talks at several conferences including the IA Summit, Interactions, WebVisions, Web 2.0 SF and NY, WebApp Masters, UIE Webinars, BayChi, EuroIA, the IA Konferenz, The Design Writing Summit, and at CCA.

Erin is a Founding Member of the IA Institute, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Boxes and Arrows, the author of several articles, and the Co-author of both editions of the book Designing Social Interfaces.

Twitter: @emalone
BFA, Communication Arts, East Carolina University
MFA, Graphic Design, Rochester Institute of Technology