David Taylor is a user experience designer for PARC’s Innovation Services Group. He designs intelligible, elegant interfaces that make complex technologies easy to understand and use. Interaction design, information architecture, visual design, prototyping, and usability are his areas of expertise.
David began his career working for prominent design studios such as Vanderbyl Design before establishing himself at Netscape Communications. He led design for personalization services and was principal designer of Netscape and (subsequent acquirer) America Online's identity and security platform, supporting millions of ID’s worldwide. David later founded and directed an AOL internal design studio working on desktop and mobile products for AOL/Time Warner-wide product teams.
Working independently, David participated in successfully launching dozens of software products and performed R&D work ranging from high-density laser scanner software for Leica-Geosystems to a biological pathway research application for Ingenuity Systems to runtime SOA monitoring and analysis tools for Tibco Software. His most recent project for Thomson Reuters was an investment analytics application for studying portfolio performance, risk, composition, style, and characteristics.
David has a background in languages and business and holds degrees from the California College of Arts and Crafts (BFA, Graphic Design 1996), Washington University in St. Louis (BA, French 1991), and the European School of Management (Diplôme, ESCP-EAP MBA Programme 1990).