Truly, Information Architecture for World IA Day 2017

I was honored to be asked to keynote the Atlanta instance of 2017’s World Information Architecture Day. Given the extraordinary things going on in the world since 2016 — especially the ongoing assault on civic information and shared truth — I decided to talk about how the IA dictum for “making the complex clear” is more important than ever.

Video embedded below, and Speakerdeck embed/link below that.

(Below is the deck — note that Speakerdeck, WordPress, and the “new” Apple Keynote’s poor export feature aren’t getting along as of this post, so please visit the deck directly for a better view.)

 

Summer 2015 Update — Talks, Posts, and other things.

I’ve been pretty busy since my last blog post in December, since Understanding Context launched. Some really great work with clients, lots of travel, and a number of appearances at events have kept me happily occupied. Some highlights:

Talks and Things

O’Reilly: Webcast for Understanding Context, presented on June 10. Luckily, with a quick registration, you can sign up to watch the whole thing for free!

IA Summit:, where I co-facilitated a workshop on Practical Conceptual Modeling with my TUG colleagues Kaarin Hoff and Joe Elmendorf. (See the excellent post Kaarin created at TUG. summarizing choice bits of the workshop).

SXSW Workshop: I taught an invited workshop at SXSW with my colleague Dan Klyn, on “Information Architecture Essentials” — which was wildly successful and well-reviewed. We’re happy to say we’ll be teaching versions of this workshop again this year, at IA Summit Italy, and WebVisions Chicago!

UX Lisbon: where I taught a workshop on analyzing and modeling context for user experiences (which I also taught in abbreviated form at IA Summit, and which I’ll be reprising at UX Week later this summer).

UX Podcast: While in Lisbon, I had the pleasure of doing a joint podcast interview jointly with Abby Covert, hosted by the nice folks at UX Podcast.

Upcoming Appearances

As mentioned above, there are some upcoming happenings — I encourage you to sign up for any that aren’t already sold out!