Dave Cooksey
Information Architect

Dave is a UX consultant 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 the IA Summit in Vancouver (March 22-26, 2017). And he is very excited to be attending EuroIA in Amsterdam (September 22-24, 2016) to give his recently updated Taxonomy & UX workshop.

You can follow him on Twitter at @saturdave.

Current Obsession

Museum Experience
Philadelphia Museum of Art
Barnes Foundation
Rodin Museum
Museum of Modern Art
Work on What You Love: Bruce Mau Rethinking Design at the Philadelphia Museum Art, November 21, 2015 - April 3, 2016
Museum experience design: lessons from across the field (PDF) by Cath Styles


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