Dave is an information architect based in Philadelphia who has been practicing information architecture and user experience design since 1999.
He believes that design is more than just graphics and font selections. At its best, design is about solving problems. Dave's practice strives to create order from chaos and to provide clarity when things are unclear.
He has extensive experience in user-centered design techniques that he uses to formulate design strategy, build powerful taxonomies, and craft usable and enjoyable user experiences. And he believes in working collaboratively because design is as much about people as it is about technology.
Dave has had the good fortune of working with companies such as Ace Hardware, Anthropologie, Toys ‘R Us, Bath & Body Works, Dick’s Sporting Goods, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, David’s Bridal, and others. He is a former User Experience Lead at GSI Commerce (currently eBay Enterprise) and has served multiple times as an officer of PhillyCHI (ACM SIGCHI), Philadelphia’s professional interest group for human-computer interaction.
Dave is currently co-chairing Information Architecture Summit 2017 in Vancouver, Canada (March 22-26, 2017).
You can follow him on Twitter at @saturdave.