You might call me a planning n00b - I am not currently in the planning field but have been fascinated with complexity of cities ever since I dropped my architecture major as an undergrad ;-) Years later, I am really interested into getting into the planning field (e.g., going back to school.)
I'm currently a usability researcher in CA, trained in Interaction Design and Human-Computer Interaction (let me know if you want further explanation :-) ). Naturally, I am really fascinated about the way technology might improve our experience of and understanding of communities, regions and cities and its processes.
If anyone shares a similar background - or is also in the midst of switching careers - I'd be *extremely* interested in hearing from you. Otherwise I look forward to meeting you all and learning from the community!