If you didn't make it to Memphis (or even if you did), come see local presenters give abbreviated versions of their talks at the NYC edition of an IA Summit Redux. Please join us Tuesday April 28, 2009, at 6:30pm at White Rabbit. Event Details: http://upcoming.yahoo.com/event/2298963/?ps=6
It's been hectic since the summit so I'm following up a little bit later than usual. A huge thanks to those who came to my presentation and I forgive all those who had too much fun the night before as I might have also done. :) The presentation is published on SlideShare here: http://www.slideshare.net/olgahow/making-the-case-for-social-networks-in-organizatoinal-settings The link to the companion paper is here: http://olgahow.com/research/social... [read more]
Someone pointed out that we had not posted about the Boxes and Arrows podcasts on the IA Summit web site. So here's the info: Day One: http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-day-1 JJG Closing: http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-plenary Michael Wesch Keynote: http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-keynote Interview with Samantha Bailey: http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/when-life-intervenes And of course more to com... [read more]
Hi all, I created an event on Slideshare for all the slides for the IA Summit. Hopefully this will make it easier to find them all! I'll keep adding those that are added as I find them / have the time so feel free to join or add any that I missed. http://www.slideshare.net/event/ia-summit-2009/
With audio and links to videos on YouTube http://tinyurl.com/c6wx39
I had a great time at the agile UX lunch table that Anders Ramsay led on Friday, and promised to share some links on agile and UX (and design). It's been a busy week, but I finally got the links posted online: http://zeppox.net/agile-design-references. Hope you might finds these useful!
The slide deck for the presentation can be found here: http://www.garycarlsonconsulting.com/library.html
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Hi folks, does anyone know if the slides from the opening keynote will be posted? It was a great one! Thanks,
Although I didn't participate last year (my first year attending), I was sad to see that the IA Slam wasn't held this year. In addition to being entertaining and fun, I think it fulfilled a need. In a way, it's a low-cost (free!) alternative to the awesome pre-conference workshops that students and newbies cannot afford. It was participatory, educational, and dare I say -- practical. I hope to see it return, in some form, next year. I posted an i... [read more]
As if I do not feel old enough, someone found out I have been to all 10 IA Summits and wondered who else qualifies for this honor. Are you willing to admit it? Do you want to have your picture taken together as a group, like at those high school reunions you dread? If we can actually determine this group of old-timers, it might be nice to mark the 10th anniversary this way. Leave a comment here or find me at the conference and we will see if we c... [read more]
Wayne State University in Detroit is hosting a panel session recap (people who went talk about what they learned) of the IA Summit on Thursday, March 26, 11am. See http://wsuasist.blogspot.com/2009/03/information-architecture-summit-09.html for more information. RSVP at the Facebook event: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=71275593295 PS I guess a "redux" is where several speakers repeat their talks afterwards in another location. So I would ... [read more]
Folks, We had about 70 people complete their sets and submit their names for prizes. The winners are: $20 Amazon Gift Certificate Shiloh Barnat Kris Bell Joanne McGovern Molly Anglin Khalilah Gambrell Larry Lempert Shelley Price David Jackson Aaron Travis Kristi Olson TechSmith Software Wendy Stengel Andreas Schjonhuag Dave Eresian $200 Amazon Gift Certificate Deborah Dunstan Winners, if you don't see an email or tweet from me today, please get i... [read more]
Several sessions at IAS09 have discussed the driving vision or technologies behind the Semantic Web (aka Web 3.0). But are you left feeling a bit flat still? Unsure what the implications or benefits might be for IA? Have some specific questions or ideas that you haven't yet aired? If you're still in town this evening, let's keep the conversation going over dinner. We won't talk about semweb/semtech *only*, as everyone has their limits, of course ... [read more]
Hey all - I'm getting in Thursday around 4:15pm. I'm good with taking the Tennco shuttle, but if anyone wants to share a cab, I'm up. Mostly, I need to know how fast the Tennco is from hotel to airport. I've got a 6:50 flight on Sunday that I don't want to risk. That said, if anyone wants to share a cab Sunday evening (leaving 5pm-ish), just let me know: 214-282-1913 text or message me :) cya
I did a version of this presentation last week at SXSW. I'm thinking about doing a Summit version more as a group discussion as part of the Flex Track, probably Sunday. A big honkin PDF on the subject is at http://www.dswillis.com/sxsw/everything.pdf Anybody interested?
A quick note to everyone who asked: No, I am not in Memphis. Unfortunately, I had to cancel my trip. We shall meet again at another time and place, friends. Based what I've heard so far the sessions are superb this year. Although I'm disappointed not to be among you, I hope you all have a fantastic time and safely return home from Memphis renewed and inspired.
I'll be talking about an idea for an adaptive, evolutionary approach to design. It involves: - Deep knowledge of business and user goals - Combining qualitative and quantitative measurement - Iterative usability and multivariate testing I'll talk about some of the ways we're starting to implement this approach at ZAAZ. I'd also like to get the IA community's input on where we could take this. Thanks, Aaron
Nate Bolt, co-authoring the forthcoming Rosenfeld Media book "Remote Research: Real Users, Real Time, Real Research" (http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/remote-research/ ), is looking for your thoughts and feedback. We'll meet for an enjoyable discussion at 5pm Saturday, likely in the Flex Room (AKA The Venetian Room). Follow @rosenfeldmedia our email me for room changes/updates. Hope to see you there!
Hey, folks. I'll be presenting on taxonomy validation techniques in the Flex track today (Saturday) at 10:30AM. If you're interested in ways of testing expert-crafted taxonomy | metadata, drop by the Venetian Room. I'll be covering: - Delphi card sorting - Online card sorting - Leveraging usability testing - search analysis Spread the word! Dave
I'm planning on going to one (or both) of these this morning before Graceland. Anyone want to join? or know which of these I should see first?
I'm looking for: 35. Collaborative Inspection 45. Tangible Futures and I'm willing to give: 44. Heuristic Evaluation if you have any of 35 or 45, please find me to exchange..
Hey folks, Here are the instructions for the UX Trading Card game... Everyone should have in their conference bags a shrink-wrapped pack of trading cards and an index card. Inside this shrink-wrapped pack you’ll find 16 of the same cards. Your goal over the next two days is to trade cards with other attendees until you get a complete set. All 16 cards are listed on the index card—so you can check them off as go. Once you get a complete set, you c... [read more]
Web CMS systems are - or should be - key enablers of optimizing the user experience. These tools are evolving greatly and it would be great to dialogue with other user experience professionals on how they are helping or hindering progress. I am currently managing a selection process for an enterprise Web CMS. It is not my first time doing so, but the market is complex and moving a lot. It would be great to hear of your experiences with market-lea... [read more]
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Are there any Taxonomy Community of Practice members attending who'd like to get together? Or other fans of the taxonomic arts?
Here it is the day before I leave for Memphis and I'm running a fever. Since I'd rather share good times than germs, I wont be able to attend or present this year. Those who know me, know that the IA Summit is one of the high-lights of my year and you can best believe I'm thoroughly depressed. Have a great time without me and unless the factionistas are right, I'll see you next year.
I'm going to be hanging with the Midtown kids on Saturday night, but for those not interested in the relaxed and fun atmosphere of Beauty Shop and Dish, here's a list of things going on Saturday night. There's a little something for everyone in this mix, provided tickets are still available. Events on the 21st – a rather interestingly mixed bag: Jil Aigrot at GPAC – http://www.artsmemphis.org/event/detail/29105 Earl Thomas Conley at the Ruffin Th... [read more]