Recent posts in my IA Summit Category
May 24, 2012
“Designing the mobile wallet” - Tim Caynes at London IA
Last week we had the latest London IA evening, featuring a packed programme with an IA Summit theme, as Tim Caynes and Johanna Kollmann reprised their talks from New Orleans, and Giles Colborne provided an overview of the event. Here are my notes from Tim Caynes’ talk about designing the mobile wallet.
May 23, 2012
“Making sense of messy problems” - Johanna Kollmann at London IA
Last week we had the latest London IA evening, featuring a packed programme with an IA Summit theme, as Tim Caynes and Johanna Kollmann reprised their talks from New Orleans, and Giles Colborne provided an overview of the event. As ever, Sense Worldwide were our hosts, and Zebra People our sponsors. I’ve already published my notes on Giles’ redux of the IA Summit, and here is what I made of Johanna’s talk.
September 28, 2011
“Fill in the IA gap” - Mags Hanley at EuroIA 2011
This is my final set of notes from last week’s EuroIA conference in Prague - covering Margaret Hanley’s closing plenary session.
September 26, 2011
Haakon Halvorsen, Kjetil Hansen & Anna Dahlström at EuroIA 2011
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
“Understanding the Nature of Resistance” - Alla Zollers at EuroIA 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.
iPads, kids and design lessons for adults - Wouter Sluis-Thiescheffer & Brian Pagán at EuroIA 2011
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...
“Pervasive IA for the Sentient City” - Andrea Resmini and Luca Rosati at EuroIA 2011
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...
“Extending the Storytelling - Blending IA and Content Strategy” - Boon Sheridan at EuroIA 2011
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.
“The IA of /Culture” - Martin Belam at EuroIA 2011
This is the essay version of the talk I gave yesterday at the EuroIA Summit in Prague.
September 23, 2011
“Designing today’s web” - Luke Wroblewski at EuroIA 2011
This year’s EuroIA Summit kicked off with a keynote from Luke Wroblewski - whose book on web form design is one of my personal bibles. Here are my notes.
“Navigating the Digital Spice Route” - Terry Ma at EuroIA 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.
All your EuroIA 2011 slides are belong to us
Welcome once again to my probably futile attempt to gather together all the EuroIA slides, resources, poster sessions, and blog posts into one place. If you know of a resource I’ve missed, then drop me a mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or ping me on Twitter - @currybet.
April 15, 2011
"UX, (still) the next step for Information Architects" - Peter Boersma at the Polish IA Summit
This week I’ve been publishing the notes I made in Warsaw as I attended the Polish IA Summit. In the last of my notes, here is my take on Peter Boersma’s closing session.
"Beyond the glowing rectangle" - Claire Rowland and Chris Browne at the Polish IA Summit
This week I’ve been publishing the notes I made in Warsaw as I attended the Polish IA Summit. Today I’ve got my notes on a brilliant session by Claire Rowland and Chris Browne looking at the design implications of ubicomp.
April 14, 2011
The importance of community management when changing websites - Johanna Kollmann at the IA Summit
One of the things I was pleased to hear get a mention in Denver at the IA Summit was the value of community management. Johanna Kollmann gave a great talk entitled “We love change. Change is scary”, that explored why humans are initially uncomfortable with change, and recommended good community management as a way to deal with it
Eye-tracking, designing for older users, and redesigning playmobile.pl at the Polish IA Summit
This week I’ve been publishing the notes I made in Warsaw as I attended the Polish IA Summit. Today I’ve got my thoughts on 3 sessions which featured eye-tracking, designing for older users, and redesigning playmobile.pl.
April 13, 2011
"UX Communities: Starting from the beginning (slight return)"
The main reason for going over to Denver for the IA Summit was that Matthew Solle, Eric Reiss, Joe Sokohl and I were doing a very informal panel session on “UX communities: Starting from the beginning”. Matthew has blogged his round-up of the main points, and here is mine.
"Designing the search experience" - Marianne Sweeny at the Polish IA Summit
I’ve just come back from Poland, where I was giving the opening keynote session at the Polish IA Summit, and this week I’m posting my notes from the rest of the sessions I saw in Warsaw. Today I’ve got my notes from the opening session of day two - “Designing the search experience (Not your mom’s SEO)” by Marianne Sweeny
April 12, 2011
Sloppy science journalism - the rest of the web is laughing at us
For a while on this blog I had a Venn diagram in the top right-hand corner, which was there to remind me that I was supposed to be writing about stuff in the intersection between IA, digital media and journalism. That is where the professional communities that I belong to collide. So, it was uncomfortable to be sitting in Denver at the IA Summit last week, listening to one of my group of peers laughing loudly at the output of the other.
Opening up data, and the future of IT - Krzysztof Trzewiczek & Tomasz Kopacz at the Polish IA Summit
I’ just come back from Poland, where I was giving the opening keynote session at the Polish IA Summit, and this week I’m posting my notes from the rest of the sessions I saw in Warsaw. Today I’d like to focus on the talks by Krzysztof Trzewiczek and Tomasz Kopacz, about opening up state data and the future of IT respectively.
April 11, 2011
In the future, will we *all* have to code?
In Jared Spool’s presentation at the IA Summit, he talked about the “Holy Grail” being a UXer who can code. He didn’t mean someone who could just do both, but someone who could do both really well. Jared posited that in the near future, al UXers will need to know code.
Designing for and with children - Hubert Anyżewski & Agnieszka Szóstek at the Polish IA Summit
I’ve just come back from Poland, where I was giving the opening keynote session at the Polish IA Summit. This is the first of a series of posts about the sessions I saw there, looking at two presentations that featured designing for or with children.
April 7, 2011
5 lessons from an Information Architecture career
Today I delivered the opening keynote address at the Polish IA Summit in Warsaw, entitled “Come as you are”. It is the story of how I’ve come to spend 13 years building digital products, and how I’ve observed and been part of the changes and development in the UX and IA disciplines over that time. It finishes with what I consider to be the five key lessons about computers and people from my career as an IA practitioner. Here they are...
Linklog special: "Come as you are" at the Polish IA Summit
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.
April 1, 2011
All your IA Summit slides are belong to us
A (probably futile) attempt to gather all the 2011 IA Summit slides into one handy reference point.
"UX Communities: Starting from the beginning": #7 - Physical spaces and 'outsiders'
In preparation for today’s panel session at the IA Summit about UX communities, Matthew Solle and I have been blogging our thoughts about London IA, and what has made it a success, and what has been a failure. The final two themes I wanted to address were the idea of physical spaces and community, and the necessary role of “outsiders”.
March 25, 2011
"UX Communities: Starting from the beginning": #6 - Professional development
Matthew Solle and I are making up half of a panel at the IA Summit in Denver. We’ll be joined on the day by Joe Sokohl and Eric Reiss. To prepare, we’ve been debating on our blogs the topic of the panel: “blah”. This is the sixth installment, looking at the role of professional development in a UX community.
March 14, 2011
"UX Communities: Starting from the beginning": #4 - Scarcity
Matthew Solle, Joe Sokohl, Eric Reiss and I are running a discussion panel at IA Summit 2011 called “UX Communities: Starting from the beginning”. Matthew and I have been preparing by having an online debate about what makes up a community, and how you go about forming them. Matthew kicked off part one and I responded on currybetdotnet. On Thursday Matthew added part three, and this is part four.
March 8, 2011
"UX Communities: Starting from the beginning": A debate - part two
Matthew Solle, Joe Sokohl, Eric Reiss and I are running a discussion panel at IA Summit 2011. It’s called “UX Communities: Starting from the beginning”. Before heading to Denver, Matthew and I wanted to prepare by having a debate about what makes up a community, and how you go about forming them. Part one of this discussion can be found on Matthew’s You The User blog.
September 27, 2010
Oliver Reichenstein: "Journalists are information architects in their way as well"
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
EuroIA linklog special: "Implementing 'Identity' on Guardian.co.uk"
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.
July 30, 2010
EuroIA 2010 update
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'll be 'The information architect with an identity crisis' at this year's EuroIA
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 Diversity Grant places up for grabs at EuroIA
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
EuroIA Summit - Amsterdam 2008 revisited
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.
May 5, 2010
#DENDATAMEET, FOWD, JEEcamp and EuroIA - Upcoming conferences and talks
In the coming weeks and months I'll be talking at or attending #DENDATAMEET, Future of Web Design London, JEEcamp and the EuroIA summit in Paris. Find out more about the events and how to join me here.