Karen McGrane

Occured on August 27, 2015

The Gritty Details

Karen came to the Sparkbox training space to advise us how to create better content for any device.

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From the Foundry:

"In the intimate Maker Series setting with 35 other people who care about content, Karen took us all to church, preaching that we have to stop stalling. We have to “stop the bleeding.” We all have to get comfortable with iterating. The web was made to be changed over and over again. We have to step away from a fixation on perfection and getting it all right upfront and instead embrace technologies (responsive design) and techniques (content modeling) that get us most of the way there and then refine and adjust as we go." - Emily Gray (Content Strategist, Sparkbox)

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The Speaker

If the internet is more awesome than it was in 1995, Karen would like to claim a very tiny piece of the credit. For nearly 20 years Karen has helped businesses create better digital products through the power of user experience design and content strategy. She is Managing Partner at Bond Art + Science, a UX consultancy she founded in 2006, and formerly VP and National Lead for User Experience at Razorfish. She's led projects for dozens of publishing clients, including The New York Times, Condé Nast, The Atlantic, and Hearst. Karen teaches Design Management in the MFA in Interaction Design program at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, which educates students on how to run successful projects, teams, and businesses. Her book, Content Strategy for Mobile, was published in 2012 by A Book Apart, and she is the co-host of A Responsive Web Design Podcast with Ethan Marcotte.