Interaction Design at Pixar Animation Studios
Karon Weber leads the Interaction Design Group at Pixar Animation Studios. For almost twenty years, she has been working with technology to either create or interact with moving images. Her roots are in documentary film and she learned her craft at a PBS television affiliate station as a producer/director. Karon discovered the world of software design when she joined the research staff at Xerox PARC. While investigating technology to support people using video in the workplace, Karon designed a series of tools to assist people logging, editing, and archiving moving images. She then joined SGI, Silicon Graphics where she spent three years leading a design team creating feature animation production software for DreamWorks SKG and Alias|Wavefront. At Pixar, Karon has contributed to tools developed for Toy Story 2, Monsters, Inc., Finding Nemo and the upcoming films, The Incredibles and Cars.