About Patrick C. Walsh
I have lived most of my life in the Midlands in the UK at a time when the automotive industry was king. Having spent thirty years or so climbing the greasy pole from a lineside inspector to becoming a Quality and Environmental Manager in a large automotive group I became interested in information architecture and usability through setting up an online integrated quality/environmental/health and safety manual.
I left the automotive industry to set up an intranet from scratch for a large local government department and then worked at the BBC as an Information Architect for over five years. Projects for the BBC have included BBC Homepage, GEL (Design Pattern Library), BBC Music, BBC intranets data quality, the internal CMS and the semantic web.
I’m currently working with the BBC’s Radio and Music Team as a User Analyst trying to figure out what our users really want and need.