Nina Simon

Nina Simon is a self-employed experience designer who specializes in participatory design, gaming, and social media. She is the founder of Museum 2.0, a design firm that collaborates with museums, libraries, and cultural institutions all over the world to produce interactive, audience-driven exhibits and educational programs. Nina teaches and conducts workshops on visitor participation in addition to her design work. She teaches social technology as an adjunct professor in the University of Washington's Museology program. Nina is the creator of the Museum 2.0 blog, as well as a column in Museum magazine.

She is also a member of the National Association of Museum Exhibitions' board of directors. Nina formerly worked as a Curator at San Jose's Tech Museum of Innovation and as an Experience Development Specialist at the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C. Nina resides in the city of Santa Cruz, California. She enjoys rock climbing and making tree houses in her spare time.