Recent posts in my Euro IA Category
October 2, 2012
If you subscribe to this blog via RSS or the email updates, you’ve probably been inundated with a flood of blog posts as I wrote up all the talks I saw at EuroIA in Rome. And probably didn’t get a chance to read them all. Never fear - now you can catch up with the whole lot, including my talk about “Responsive IA” in one handy, free, ebook.
October 1, 2012
This is an essay version of the talk I gave at EuroIA 2012 in Rome, looking at responsive design and touchscreen devices have changed the approach I take to my IA work.
September 30, 2012
This year the EuroIA conference was rounded off with a closing plenary by Stephen P. Anderson, author of “Seductive Interaction Design”, talking about curiosity. Here are my notes...
I’ve spent the last couple of days at EuroIA in Rome, doing lots and lots of bloggage. I’m nearly at the end now - and on Saturday morning I saw Sara Wachter-Boettcher bring content strategy to life for an IA crowd.
One of the few sessions at EuroIA I saw that actually had footage of using testing was a cases tudy of building a discount coupon app for the iPhone in Switzerland. Here are my notes on Hermann Hofstetter & Gregor Urech’s talk.
Here are my notes on James Kalbach and Carola Weller talking about the RITE methodology at EuroIA 2012 in Rome.
September 29, 2012
Not since Joe Muggs turned up at London IA and started talking about “Dancing to architecture” have I faced a session as unbloggable as that delivered last night at EuroIA by Andrea Resmini and Eric Reiss. Taking turns to accompany each other on the piano, silent-movie style, they delivered a visual essay on the nature of beauty and what IAs should do about it...
September 28, 2012
I’m trying to keep up with nearly-live-blogging EuroIA in Rome. So far I’ve posted notes on talks by Gerry McGovern,Peter J. Bogaards and Birgit Geiberger & Peter Boersma and Raffaella Roviglioni. I actually split my time during Raffaella’s talk because I wanted to see some of Jonas Söderström’s session on bad enterprise software...
I’m trying my usual frantic blog-it-as-it-happens thing here at EuroIA in Rome. I’ve already posted my notes on the opening session from Gerry McGovern, and Peter J. Bogaards talking about “wicked problems”. The third session was from Birgit Geiberger and Peter Boersma, looking at how relationships at work are key to delivering good design.
I’m at EuroIA in Rome, trying my usual frantic blog-it-as-it-happens approach. Up until the point where I give my talk on “IA in the touchscreen era” tomorrow. I’ve posted my notes on the opening session from Gerry McGovern, and here is session two with Peter J. Bogaards. Peter was one of the first information architects I ever started reading on the web, and one of the inspirations to start currybetdotnet all those years ago...
September 16, 2012
EuroIA in Rome is only a couple of weeks away, and I’ve been rifling through the programme planning what I want to see whilst I am there. Here are four talks that I’m particularly looking forward to.
August 28, 2012
It is just about a month to go until EuroIA, which this year is being held in Rome. The full programme is now available for download, and discounted “early bird” tickets are still available for a couple of days until the 31st. Speaking at the event, amongst others, will be Peter Bogaards, Eric Reiss, James Kalbach, Mike Atherton and Jonathan Khan. I will be participating in two sessions.
September 28, 2011
This is my final set of notes from last week’s EuroIA conference in Prague - covering Margaret Hanley’s closing plenary session.
September 27, 2011
I’ve been gradually working through the remaining notes I made on my trip to Prague to speak at this year’s EuroIA. One of my favourite talks was more heavily focussed on software engineering than anything else on the conference programme, which put a big smile on my face. Here are my thoughts on Bob Royce presenting “The Rise and Fall...and Rise Again of Information Architecture.”
September 26, 2011
“Truth and Dare – Out of the Echo-Chamber, into the Fire” - My critique of Jason Mesut at EuroIA 2011
Before starting his EuroIA talk, Jason Mesut suggested that if you kept a count of the number of people he offended, you might win a prize at the end. He also asked for people not to tweet his soundbites out of a context - a tweetable soundbite in itself - and asked for a public critique of the talk at the end. Here is mine...
I’ve been catching up on the notes I made in Prague over the course of the EuroIA Summit. Here is what I made of a couple of talks with a Scandinavian twist - Haakon Halvorsen & Kjetil Hansen from Norway, and the BBC’s Anna Dahlström.
September 24, 2011
Over the last two days I’ve been trying to blog my notes from EuroIA as quickly as possible - which means plenty of spelling mistakes, typos, a lack of links, and a hurried style. But people seem to be reading them and enjoying them, so I shall plough on with my notes from Alla Zoller’s talk about encountering resistance during projects.
I’m trying to keep up the pace with “live blogging” the sessions from EuroIA as soon as they finish today, but there was so much packed into Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer & Brian Pagán’s talk that I didn’t quite manage to write it up in the fifteen minute break that followed. It was fantastic though - and really great fun as well as useful. And please excuse an above average number of typos...
I’m trying to “live blog” my notes from EuroIA in Prague as quickly as I can. Here are my takeaway points from Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati’s talk about pervasive IA in our cities, which has just finished. You’ll have to be forgiving of an above average number of typos...
I’m trying to blog my notes form the EuroIA 2011 Summit in Prague as quickly as I can, so you’ll have to be a little bit more forgiving than normal about typos, spelling, and thorough linking. Saturday morning’s sessions have started, and the first one I attended was by Boon Sheridan.
This is the essay version of the talk I gave yesterday at the EuroIA Summit in Prague.
September 23, 2011
Over the course of the next couple of days, I’ll be blogging my notes from the sessions at EuroIA in Prague. Not necessarily, it must be said, in the right order. I’m starting with my notes from a session that has just finished - LBi’s Terry Ma talking about localising web design to compete in the Middle East and Asian markets.
July 13, 2011
I just wanted to briefly post about some of the talks I will be doing, and events I am involved in, between now and the end of the year.
October 8, 2010
I've written quite a few blog posts already about my trip to Paris for EuroIA so far. This one is a bit of a round-up of some of the bits and pieces that didn't really merit an entire blog post all of their own, but which I nevertheless found interesting, and it features Greeks, UX Basis, Daleks, the otherwise absent BBC, and an intimidating matter of life and death...
October 7, 2010
No, not a blog post complaining that I missed out on the Friday night partying at EuroIA this year because I was too tired, but a thought about some of the isolationism in our discipline. There was no overall theme to the EuroIA programme, but you always hope that the confluence of talks will help you join some dots and spark some connections. At times I almost got a feeling of being in the 'The Quiz Broadcast' on That Mitchell and Webb Look, as if the information architect of today emerged stumbling from a mysterious vacuum...
October 6, 2010
The second session I went to on the Saturday morning at EuroIA 2010 had a focus on the mobile platform, as Johann Richard from UNIC spoke about how to "Start Your IA with Mobile". Johann gave some very clear examples of how the small screen and context of use on phones forces you to focus on the key tasks and activities the user needs to be able to achieve. With mobile use in mind, forms become simpler, navigation tauter, and the complexity of choice is reduced for the user.
October 4, 2010
At EuroIA this year, Belén Barros Pena and Bernard Tyers were presenting their approach to DIY usability testing on mobile devices. Having listed various expensive ways of doing it, and their drawbacks, the duo then MacGyver'd up a device that clamped to a phone, and filmed the screen as a user carried out the test.
September 27, 2010
All of the slides from this year's EuroIA that I have been able to find online gathered in one place.
One of the most interesting things for me at EuroIA this year was that keynote speaker Oliver Reichenstein has done so much work in digital newspaper website design. In the Q&A session after his talk he made the interesting suggestion that "Journalists are information architects in their way as well"
September 24, 2010
A special edition of the linklog today. If you were at EuroIA and saw my presentation "Implementing 'Identity' at Guardian.co.uk", then here is a list of links to things I mentioned in the talk. If you weren't there, then this is a taster of what you can expect to see discussed when I publish it.
September 20, 2010
July 30, 2010
This year's EuroIA conference in Paris is getting closer, and registrations have now opened. There are early bird discounts available until August 6th, and Eric Reiss tells us that uptake is 100% up on this time last year. Space is limited, so I urge you get registered soon.
June 1, 2010
I'm pleased to be able to say that I'll be presenting a talk entitled "The information architect with an identity crisis" at this year's EuroIA in Paris.
May 24, 2010
Google are offering two free places for female computer scientists at this year's EuroIA Summit in Paris. Here are details of how to apply.
May 12, 2010
The call for papers for this year's EuroIA Summit in Paris ends at the weekend. If you need some inspiration for your submission, here is a run-through of some of my notes from the 2008 event in Amsterdam.