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This blog post was written by Chris Nyren, Founder of Educated Ventures and a Startup Education Weekend Community Leader from Chicago. It was originally posted on the Educelerate Channel on EdReach.

This Educelerate Event was recorded on July 25th, 2013 and presented by Christopher Nyren, Founder of Educelerate.  Educelerate holds a gathering space for Ed Tech leaders in the industry with the educators and entrepreneurs who share their interests. This next episode, taken from Educelerate 13.5: UX for EDU digs deep into the user experience for online education.  This Educelerate workshop was be facilitated by our friends at DesignCloud and was set amidst their new media show planned for August. 

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Panelists included:

  • Patrick Cunningham – an artist, educator, designer, actor and technical consultant at the design studio/art gallery Design Cloud.  Patrick also serves as an Archeworks’ Research Fellow exploring human-machine interface for stroke survivors and persons with cognitive disabilities. His experience within the education includes developing the first ever BioArt studio class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago teaching the basics of genetic manipulation and biotechnology within an arts framework.
  • Chris Peterson – Web designer at AllCampus, a leading outsourced provider of online student recruitment and enrollment services, and previously at Alloy Education, a higher education marketing and recruitment agency founded in 1985 (and the former parent at AllCampus).  Chris started his career in education as a web content assistant at eCollege and previously worked as an independent web developer and graphic designer with a variety of technology companies after graduating from the Art Institute of Colorado.
  • Danielle Chutinthranond – Danielle arrived at User Experience by way of software and web development. She’s currently the Lead UI/UX Engineer at a Chicago-based education startup. Danielle previously served as a UX Designer/Developer at onPeak and as a web and software developer at McMaster-Carr. Danielle received her bachelors from the University of Chicago with subsequent studies at the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Julian Miller – Julian Miller is a former high school teacher / department head turned technologist. After leaving the classroom, he spent a few years as a teaching artist/ curriculum consultant before going to work for companies like the SunTimes Group and HP as a UI/UX developer. He is currently the cofounder and CEO of Learnmetrics, where he is grateful for the opportunity to merge his passions, education and technology, as the startup builds a platform integrating big data, machine learning and human capital to increase the capacity and opportunities for student success.

The panel was moderated by Daniel Rezac, Editor in Chief of EdReach.us