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Wodtke was born and raised in the midwest, including early childhood years in Iowa City, Iowa.
Wodtke has held a series of executive roles in the tech industry, most notably leading teams who built the events platform and created an algorithm for Linkedin's newsfeed, leading a redesign of Myspace and its profile pages and leading the design and launch of the Zynga.com gaming platform.
Wodtke is a co-founder and past president of the Information Architecture Institute. As a User Experience professional, she has worked for such companies as Yahoo, Hot Studio, and New York Times to improve and develop their Web sites.
Wodtke founded Webby-nominated magazine of design thinking [Boxes and Arrows] and has been publisher continuously (as well as sometime contributor). Boxes and Arrows was the first online magazine aimed exclusively at working practitioner designers, and has inspired a host of other online 'zines, from UXmatters to Johnny Holland.
Known for a blunt and humorous speaking manner, she is frequently sought out as an expert for interviews and talks on social web design, gamification, user experience, start-up management, and innovation.
- Albers, Michael J.; Mazur, Beth (2003-01-01). Content & complexity: information design in technical communication. Taylor & Francis. pp. 26 ff. ISBN 978-0-8058-4140-4. Retrieved 6 July 2011.
- "Crunchbase Profile".
- "Lanyrd Profile".
- Articles on Boxes and Arrows
- Crunchbase profile
- Christina Wodtke — Userati
- Interview with Christina Wodtke
- Elegant Hack, Wodtke's personal Web site, which includes a blog
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