B Janish

Brenda is currently an information architect at McDougal Littell in Chicago where she helps design online learning activities and instructional support applications for Grade 6-12 students and educators (which she thinks is actually kind of cool, since her master’s degree is in the same field). She was formerly an e-learning designer and producer for the School of Public Health at the University of Illinois at Chicago, an editor and copywriter for Boxes and Arrows, and she spent the dotcom boom/bust years as an information architect at iLeo, an interactive advertising arm of Leo Burnett. When she’s not pushing pixels, she’s usually playing with sticks & string.

Stories by B Janish

December 1st, 2002

Leading from Within

While there are IAs fortunate enough to work in companies that wholeheartedly embrace user-centered design, there are many more whose biggest challenge isn’t the work itself; it’s finding the opportunity to do the work, at the right time, in a meaningful way.