Director of User Experience at The New York Times
Alex Wright is the Director of User Experience at The New York Times and the author of Glut: Mastering Information Through the Ages, hailed by the Los Angeles Times as “a penetrating and highly entertaining meditation on our information age and its historical roots.” He is also a member of the graduate faculty at the School of Visual Arts’ MFA program in Interaction Design.
In addition to the Times, Wright’s writing has appeared in Salon.com, The Wilson Quarterly, Harvard Magazine, The Believer, the Christian Science Monitor, and elsewhere. He has also led research and design initiatives for IBM, Microsoft, The Long Now Foundation, Harvard University, the Internet Archive, and Sun Microsystems, among others. His work has won numerous industry awards, including a Webby, Cool Site of the Year, the PRSA Silver Anvil and an American Graphic Design Award. Wright holds a B.A. in English and American Literature from Brown University and an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Simmons College.