Dave Malouf is an interaction designer with close to 20 years experience designing at the cross-roads of technology, people and business. Currently, Dave is working on a new startup, called Peer Loft. Peer Loft is building an online collaboration platform that brings the workings of the design studio work environment into the digital space to amplify a design studio’s member’s creativity. Dave’s zeal for studio work environment is also the focus of his teaching and consulting work that he is doing while Peer Loft is getting off the ground. As Dave Malouf Design, Dave helps organizations create the right culture, space, and skills to take their technology design needs to the next level.
Before going independent and entrepreneur Dave was a Professor of Interaction Design in the Industrial Design Department of the Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD). Before taking this position, David was a Sr. Interaction Design for Motorola Enterprise Mobility (currently called Motorola Solutions) where he designed software, webware, and hardware interactions and interfaces. Motorola was the last in a 15 year journey of practicing interaction design, information architecture, ui design, project management and other roles and positions working almsot exclusively with thin client technologies.
Dave is also one of the primary founders and the first Vice President of the Interaction Design Association (IxDA). Dave’s passion for evangelizing and teaching interaction design, came to a climax in 2008 when he co-chaired the first Interactions conference, Interaction 08 | Savannah. The overwhelming success of this sold out event has catapulted interaction design and IxDA.
Besides writing for this blog, David has been published online and in print writing on topics related to interaction design. David also teaches workshops on design and is available for hire.