Dan Klyn Dan Klyn Information Architect & Co-Founder
Email: dan@understandinggroup.com Connect: @danklyn | Google+

Dan started working as an information architect in 1997, and has become highly skilled through fourteen years of practice in agency, e-commerce and non-profit contexts. An engaging and passionate advocate for the craft, Dan balances IA practice with teaching graduate students information architecture at the School of Information at the University of Michigan.

Before co-founding TUG, Dan developed information architecture, e-commerce strategy and design for brands such as American Girl, Harley-Davidson, Brookstone, NOOMA and TJ Maxx and manufacturers including Herman Miller, Seagate and Lumber Liquidators.

Leadership Activities: - Board Member, Information Architecture Institute, (2010 - 2013 Director, Treasurer)
- Co-Inventor, World Information Architecture Day (WIAD), 2012
- Thematic Chair, World Information Architecture Day (WIAD), 2013-2014

Notable Talks: - IA for UXers Workshop at UX Week
- Opening Keynote, Reguarding the Architecture Part of Information Architecture, World IA Day NYC 2013
- Closing Keynote, Determining What Good Means, InfoCamp Seattle 2012
- Opening Keynote, Colloque Jacques Cartier 2012, Lyon
- Opening Keynote, American Institute of Architects, Michigan Annual Meeting 2012
- Determining What `Good' Means, UX Thursday Detroit

Notable Publications: - Editorial: IA Is A Way of Seeing, Journal of Information Architecture
- Article: Skirmishing With Ill-Defined and Wicked Problems
- Invited journal article for ASIS&T Bulletin Special Issue on Information Architecture: Information Architects in Advertising

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