Speaker: Adele O'Dowd
April 11-14, 2007
San Francisco, California

Speakers: Biography

Adele O'Dowd

Creative Director of Web Projects
U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum
Outreach Technology
100 Raoul Wallenberg Place, SW
Washington DC
20024 USA

Adele Medina O'Dowd is the Creative Director of Web Projects at the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. She collaborates with historians, software engineers and 'museum people' of all kinds to open the web door for Museum visitors. In the Fall 2004 edition of JME: The Journal of Museum Education, Adele published Designing Memory, Memorial, and Remembrance Experiences for Museum Web Visitors. She presented "Web Site Metamorphosis" at Museums and the Web in 2002. Adele's design work for the online exhibition, www.ushmm.org/doyourememberwhen, was featured in Web Sites That Work, (Rockport Press, 2001). Prior to joining the Museum's staff, she was the Art Director for a small company, Lunaria, Inc., that specialized in creating interactive kiosks, CDs and web sites for museums and educational institutions among them The Newseum, The Museum of Natural History and The National Science Foundation. In her spare time, Adele enjoys gardening at night.

Adele will present Strategies for the Interactive Narrative. [Mini-Workshop]