Russ Unger is a User Experience professional in the Chicago area where he leads design and research projects and teams. He is co-author of the book “A Project Guide to UX Design” and is co-author of “Designing the Conversation” and he is also working on a book on guerrilla design and research methods due out well, sometime. Russ is co-founder of Chicago Camps, LLC, which hosts low-cost, high-value technology events in the Chicago area, and he is also on the Advisory Board for the Department of Web Design and Development at Harrington College of Design.
Russ’ workshops have been attended and put to use by a variety of companies, from lean start-ups to large corporations. Russ is currently available for opportunities–from helping your start-up and/or established company, to leading workshops with your teams. Use the Contact Form to reach out today.
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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 thrive. Since then, he has worked with a variety of companies–from start-ups to everyday household brands–helping them infuse User Experience strategies and tactics into their designs.
He has been both an author and editor for Boxes and Arrows and UX Magazine, well-known online User Experience Design magazines and occasionally authors a blog post or an article when inspiration and/or timing strike. And just for fun, he likes to sing Hootie and the Blowfish songs when the opportunity to karaoke presents itself.
Russ has worked with a number of major brands, including McDonald’s, Streetwise Reports, Arizona State University, AMC Theatres, Sharpie, Kraft, Kmart, Gatorade, Quaker and Celebrity Cruise Lines, as well as on large scale Intranet and Extranet applications for such companies as Volkswagen Credit, Audi Financial Services, Information Resources, Inc. and Marsh. From Television to Banking and all industries in-between, Russ was worked on projects and products including desktop and mobile applications, biometric and hand-held devices and just about any platform. He has been involved in the Information Architecture for large scale public-facing sites for such companies as Metromix, Oprah.com, United Airlines and Hewlett-Packard. He has also worked off-line, creating unique biometric applications and has worked as the Design Lead for Motorola’s Connectivity domain where he was responsible for creating user interfaces for mobile applications in Motorola’s Consumer Experience Design group.