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VP Product and User Experience at Udacity
Past:
VP User Experience at Yahoo!, Head of User Experience at Google, See All (4)
Education:
University of Illinois, Urbana, Champaign

Description

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Irene currently runs Product and Design at Udacity, a startup focused on bringing higher education online. Irene formerly led the User Experience and Design practice at Google, responsible for the user interface design of Google-branded products.

Prior to Google, Irene was Vice President of User Experience and Design at Yahoo, where she built the interaction design and user research practice, and led product and platform design efforts worldwide.

Irene began her career at Netscape Communications, where she was an interaction designer and led cross-product design efforts on Netscape's browser, mail/news client, and page editor.

Irene holds a master's degree in human-computer interaction from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Having received two full scholarships to attend the University of South Carolina Honors College, she earned a bachelor's degree in electrical and computer... See More

Experience (6)

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    Trinity Ventures

    Entrepreneur in Residence
    Jul, 2012 - Oct, 2012
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    Netscape

    Interaction Designer
    Jun, 1996 - Jun, 1998
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    Udacity

    VP Product and User Experience
    Jun, 2012
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    Yahoo!

    VP User Experience
    2002 - Jan, 2006
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    Google

    Head of User Experience
    Sep, 2006 - Jun, 2012
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    Rosenfeld Media

    Strategic and Editorial Board Member
    2010

Advisory Roles (1)

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Education (1)

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