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Erin Malone is currently a partner with the user experience design firm Tangible UX. She spent the last four years of her 22-year career at Yahoo! managing experience design teams and designing websites and applications, social experiences and components, and building the internal and external Yahoo! Design Pattern Library. During her tenure at Yahoo! she was responsible for Community products and platforms, and for helping develop the Yahoo! Open Strategy, including its social offerings. Before Yahoo!, she was a Design Director at AOL, with teams working across community, and personalized products, including AOL groups, AOL Journals—the first AOL blogging tool, My AOL and You've Got Pictures—AOLs picture sharing tool. Prior to AOL, she was the Creative Director at AltaVista and launched the AltaVista Live portal and their community offerings. She built first generation community tools at Zip2 for national newspaper consortiums, including the NY Times offering NYToday, and for AOL greenhouse partners before AltaVista.

She was the founding editor-in-chief of Boxes and Arrows, author of several articles on interaction design history and design management, and a founding member and recent advisory council member of the IA Institute.

Erin has a BFA in Communication Design from East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina and an MFA in Graphic/Information Design from the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York.

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