Michael Carbaugh is a User Experience designer at IBM working on IBM Digital Experience products. The product portfolio features IBM Web Content Manager and WebSphere Portal, which enable the creation of dynamic, large-scale multichannel digital experiences. He also engages in the broader design community by participating in and speaking at local design conferences and events, and recently published an essay on mapping and visualization for a gallery exhibition in Dublin, Ireland.
Michael earned his Master of Graphic Design degree at North Carolina State University in 2012, where his thesis work investigated the use of emerging mobile technologies to facilitate and encourage civic engagement in city planning. Prior to attending graduate school, he received his BFA in Graphic Design from Drake University and held internships at cultural institutions including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago. He currently lives in Carrboro, North Carolina.