Linklog special: "Come as you are" at the Polish IA Summit
by Martin Belam, 7 April 2011
This morning I gave the opening keynote talk at the Polish IA Summit in Warsaw. Here is a linklog special of some of the things I referenced in the talk.
- “SEO at the BBC: The early years” on currybetdotnet
- “Web search at the BBC” on currybetdotnet
- “A day in the life of BBCi Search [PDF version]” by Martin Belam
- “Developing a URL structure for broadcast radio sites...” by Tom Coates
- Guardian: New Europe - Poland
- “What is Information Architecture” by Martin Belam
- Silverback app for guerilla usability testing
- Guardian DataBlog
- Guardian World Government Data store - an interface into a collection of civic and state datasets from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and US
- “The IA behind the World Government Datastore” - my blog post about the development process of the World Government Datastore tool
- UX Storytellers
- “The story behind the redesign of Guardian Jobs” - my blog post about contributing to the UX Storytellers book
- UX Storytellers - Guardian Jobs redesign - Flickr set
- Guardian Developer blog
- London IA community
- All your IA Summit slides are belong to us - over 50 presentations, activity sheets, reading lists, videos, blog posts and other resources from the recent 2011 IA Summit in Denver
Having been determined to increase usability and stickiness of some of my self-built and high competition commercial websites I found the above list of UX and IA links invaluable. Because of the field's broad scope and varying (often conflicting) advice relating to usability / architecture / framework it's been difficult for a non-expert such as me, to grasp the full concept in the non-specialist press (and by that I mean dot net magazine!) or any "dummies" type books. Your list neatly placed everything together with real world examples and drilled down into the stuff that actually matters..
I guess what I'm saying in a ludicrously roundabout way, that fails from a usability point of view - is thanks!