Curt Arledge

Digital Designer / Information Architect

I build digital things with language and never saw a rabbit hole I didn’t fall into. For work and pleasure, I geek out on maps, wrangling information, and figuring out how things got how they are now.

Since 2014, I’ve worked at Viget, where I’m a Senior UX Designer. I’ve helped shape digital experiences for clients like POLITICO, the NFLPA, and the Bronx Zoo.

I’ve written on the Viget blog and sites like Smashing Magazine about UI research, the peak-end rule, design ethics, and random, insuppressible thoughts.

I’ve given talks at IA Summit, GIANT Conference, and local meetups, and I gave the opening keynote for Cleveland’s World Usability Day in some kind of rowing hangar.

I earned my master’s in Information Science from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. I won the Dean’s Achievement Award for the highest quality master’s paper of my graduating class for my study on the usability of flat UI icons.

Sometimes, I make maps and nerdy posters, like Understanding the Battle of Chickamauga (presented at IA Conference 2020), 12 Ways to Slice Durham County, and a “natural modernist” map of North Carolina.

You can find me lurking and occasionally posting on Twitter.