Details

First Name

Meg

Last Name

McMahon

Display Name As

meg-mcmahon

Title

Northeastern Commons Coordinator

Pronouns

they/them

About

About

Hi! I’m the Northeastern Commons Coordinator. I help develop the Northeastern Commons, envision the future of the platform with users, and manage day to day operations.

My experience with user research, UI design, visual design, and web development help me evaluate and then improve upon existing designs. I believe in listening to the user in creation of new systems and designs. When working with stakeholders I use systems thinking to build out a plan for Commons use that fits within their information systems. When I look to envision the future of the platform I turn to participatory design and collective creativity over innovation.

Education

School Name

University of Wisconsin at Madison

Degree

Art Education & Communication Arts & Certificate in Digital Studies

Graduation Month

May

Graduation Year

2017

School Name

UNC-Chapel Hill

Degree

MSIS with emphasis on Human Computer Interaction & Certificate in Digital Humanities

Graduation Month

May

Graduation Year

2020

Academic Interests

Academic Interest

Makerspaces

Academic Interest

Social Networks

Academic Interest

Community Engagement

Publications

Name of Publication

A Makerspace of One’s Own? An Exploratory Study of Women and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals Experiences of an Academic Makerspace

Publication URL

cdr.lib.unc.edu/concern/masters_papers/tx31qq292

Date of Publication

06/17/2020

Publication Authors

Meg McMahon

Publication DOI

8675309

Projects

Title of Project

Barriers

Project URL

barriers.unc.edu

Dates of Project

05/12/2020

About Project

My Global Storytelling class’s assignment for the semester was to research, interview, and share the stories of people in Belize about their relationship to their environment. I was part of the interactive team which designed and implemented the website. I was one of two developers that coded the barriers.unc.edu multimedia long form journalism website.

Talks

Title of Talk

Making Space

Date

04/14/2020

Where Talk Was Given

Webinar presented for the Business Reference and Services Section Online Symposium

Press

Title of Press

An Interview with Meg McMahon

Date of Press

06/03/2019

Press Organization

Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina

Title of Press

New Northeastern Commons Coordinator to Help Develop Online Community

Date of Press

02/15/2021

Press Organization

Northeastern Library News