Gitta Salomon brings deep experience as a practicing interaction designer. Her work includes product strategy, definition, and development for consumer and enterprise products. Since founding Swim in 1996, she has successfully translated user-centered research into user experiences for a wide range of products.
Prior to founding Swim, Gitta was Worldwide Director of Interaction Design at IDEO Product Development. While at IDEO, her work included new entertainment systems for Sony, digital imaging directions for Kodak, an interactive showroom for SteelCase and workshops for Times Mirror and NEC. Gitta joined IDEO after more than six years as a Researcher and Team Leader within the Advanced Technology Group at Apple Computer.
Gitta has published extensively in the design and human-computer interface communities, holds several interface design patents, and has presented internationally. She has taught at San Francisco State University and the Royal College of Art in London. She received her Masters degree from the MIT’s Media Laboratory. Her undergraduate work was in mathematics at UCLA.