In preparation for IDEA 2009, Russ talks to Thomas Malaby about his experiences working in Second Life and the future of virtual worlds.
Russ has been working on websites since 1993—when there was only Notepad to code with and Mosaic was the only browser around. That was when he found his interest in User Experience Design and Information Architecture began to flourish. Since then, he has worked with a number of major brands, as well as on large scale Intranet and Extranet applications, biometric (fingerprint reader) applications and has worked creating interfaces for mobile applications He has also taught courses in Web and Interactive/Flash Design. Russ tries to actively blog on topics in User Experience Design at UserGlue UserBlog (www.userglue.com/blog). Russ is co-author of the book "A Project Guide to UX Design" with Carolyn Chandler for Peachpit Press.