Peter Van Dijck.
Hi. 🖖 They say people don't have homepages anymore - I do and this is mine. I spent 15 years as a UX/product person with roots in engineering,
but lately I find myself focused on building and scaling effective teams. Early on, I did more writing - I wrote a book and an XML spec, I should get back to that. I founded two startups. I've spent most of my career in New York.
These days, I live in Medellín, Colombia (not Columbia).
My company, focused on the intersection of cities, technology and climate change is Two Point Four
- 2017 - 2021 General Manager, Huge Colombia
- 2015 - 2016 General Manager, Huge Medellin, Colombia.
- 2014 Founder and CEO of Craft Inc, Colombia.
- 2012 - 2013 General Manager Digital Entertainment, AMI, NYC.
- 2012 UX Lead at Isis, mobile wallet, NYC.
- 2011 Founder, Gush (photo cloud), NYC.
- 2009 - 2010 VP Global User Experience, Fox Mobile, NYC.
- 2008 Senior Information Architect, Internet architects, Antwerp, Belgium.
- 2004 - 2007 Founder, Mefeedia (video aggregation), NYC.
- 2005 - 2007 Independent Information Architecture Consultant, NYC.
- 2002 - 2004 Information Architect Leadership Team, LDS, NJ, USA.
- 2001 - 2002 Information Architect, Vardus, London.
- 2000 - 2001 Software engineer, Vardus, London.
- 1998-2000 Traveling, South America.
- 1990-1995 Masters in Photography, Belgium.
- Raising multilingual kids - a blog about raising kids in more than 1 language (closed).
- Poorbuthappy.com A social site for travelers (now closed).
- Mefeedia. I founded Mefeedia, a popular media feeds aggregator as a part of my involvement in the videoblogging world. I sold it in 2007.
- Colombia Migration Project. The Colombia Migration Project was a videoblogging/ethnography project about migration.
- Videoblogging list. I started the popular videoblogging mailing list together with Jay Dedman in 2004.
- Book. I wrote the book "Information architecture for designers".
- XFML. I developed XFML, an XML specification to share faceted classification systems.
- Faceted classification. I started the now defunct faceted classification mailing list.
- IA translation. I started the volunteer-run translations group at the Information Architecture Institute.