Mauricio Giraldo Joins DPLA as Principal Interaction Designer

By DPLA, September 7, 2017.
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The Digital Public Library of America is pleased to announce that Mauricio Giraldo has joined its growing staff as Principal Interaction Designer, as of September 5, 2017.

In this role, Mauricio will work with Director for Technology, Michael Della Bitta, the Technology team, and DPLA’s staff and network of providers to bring his unique talent in design and implementation of interactive systems to DPLA’s aggregation of cultural heritage resources.

“We are excited to have Mauricio join the DPLA Technology team,” said Michael Della Bitta, Director for Technology. “Mauricio’s experience and expertise in design and development of interactive digital experiences make him an excellent choice to join the team as we move to a richer, more engaging, and more useful DPLA.”

Mauricio enjoys playing with code, objects, and all things interactive. Prior to joining DPLA, Mauricio spent six years at The New York Public Library’s NYPL Labs innovation unit dedicated to finding new ways of bringing the library’s collections to the public using digital technology. Prior to NYPL, Mauricio spent twelve years designing and developing interaction design projects for a wide range of commercial, academic, private, and public institutions throughout Latin America. Mauricio holds a Master’s degree in Human-Computer Interaction from Carnegie Mellon University. He is also an Industrial Designer from Universidad de los Andes in his native city of Bogotá, Colombia where he lectured for six years.

Welcome, Mauricio!