UX Australia 2010

MJ Broadbent


MJ (Mary Jane) Broadbent has been designing elegant solutions to complex information design problems for over 20 years. She currently holds the position of UI Design Director at Liquidnet, the global institutional equity marketplace.

Building on a traditional graphic design education, MJ began UX work in 1996 with Silicon Alley pioneer Tom Nicholson. Throughout her career, she has streamlined interactive systems for clients including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Bookspan (now DirectGroup Bertelsmann), Empire BlueCrossBlueShield, H&R Block, The McGraw-Hill Companies (including Standard & Poor’s), Pfizer, Sony Electronics, The United Nations, and Xerox.

In 1999, MJ co-authored and taught the seminal online course “Information Design” at Sessions.edu, and has subsequently guest-lectured at Columbia University’s School of Continuing Education, New York University’s ITP, and the School of Visual Arts. MJ is an active member of numerous design-related communities with IxDA topping the list. MJ is co-chair of IxDA’s Interaction’11 conference. She is deeply committed to illuminating and facilitating creative expression among all people.

Presenting at UX Australia 2010:

Visual skills for the "I can't draw" crowd