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Abby Covert

Abby Covert

Part-time Lecturer

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  • Email: coverta@newschool.edu


  • Abby Covert is an independent information architect working and living in 
    New York City. She has a proven track record of establishing user-centric 
    practices within creative agency environments as well as a reputation for 
    stellar information architecture work in a variety of client contexts. 
    For her work as Director of Strategic Planning & User Experience at 
    DraftFCB, Abby was listed by the Direct Marketing Associations 30 Under 30 
    in 2011. She helped lead a team working for Sharpie in 2012, and received 
    a TED Ad Worth Spreading Award. 
     
    Abby speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA. She has a well 
    known blog where she shares her work and thoughts about Information 
    Architecture. Abby also lectures at The School of Visual Arts, General Assembly, Hyper 
    Island and at conference events.

    Research Interests:

    Information Architecture, Moderation, Facilitation, Typography, Information Design, Taxonomy, User Experience Planning, Strategic Planning, Integrated Advertising, Presentation, Design Documentation, Interface Design & Usability, Process Engineering, Mentoring



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