When I was researching information architecture as a career one of the first resources I found and consulted was the IA Institute's Salary Survey. At the time, I dug through several reports to get a sense of where the profession was going and what kind of people were involved in itÑand how I compared. Needless to say, what I learned bolstered my resolve to gain the skills and pursue the field.
When I got involved with the IA Institute I learned that the salary survey is the most-viewed resource on its extensive website. And when I volunteered to work on the survey, I also learned...
Results from the 2013 IA Salary and Benefits Survey are now available!
The Information Architecture Institute conducts an annual salary survey to capture information on compensation, daily work habits and demographics of information architecture practitioners. Summary data, as well as open-ended responses are presented, helping formulate questions for next year's survey. The most recent Salary Survey as well as...
The Human Factors and Ergonomics Society presents the 2013 Human Factors Prize, this year worth $10,000. There's still time to submit your human factors/ergonomics (HF/E) research on the effective and satisfying use of social media to win the 2013 Human Factors Prize. The prize recognizes excellence in HF/E research and carries a $10,000 cash award and publication of the winning paper in the journal, Human Factors. The deadline has been extended to July 15, 2013.
2013 Topic: the HF/E of social media (not the usability or design of social media technology, but effects of...
Results of the 2012 IA Salary and Benefits Survey are now available!
The Information Architecture Institute conducts an annual salary survey to capture information on compensation, daily work habits and demographics of information architecture practitioners. Summary data, as well as open-ended responses are presented, helping formulate questions for next year's survey. The most recent Salary Survey as well as past...
The 2012 IA Salary and Benefits Survey is now open and will remain open through November. We moved the start of the data collection period from Autumn to Summer to ensure that the 2012 survey results appear in 2012. The change also gives us additional time to collect information and also allows us to focus on Board elections which will begin in August.
The IA Institute is pleased to announce the winning proposal of the US $3000 IA Research Grants for 2012-13!
Recipient: Sally Burford, Proposal Title: The practice of web information architecture in small and medium enterprises.
This year we received a record total of 8 paper proposal submissions. The authors of the remaining 7 proposals will be contacted individually in the coming few days with feedback from the jury and we thank you for your submissions.
The grant proposals we received represent hard work and innovative thinking from...
The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) is calling for research proposal submissions for a USD $3000 grant, by the 15th of April 2012.
Topic & content
Applications should propose work that will forward the theory and practice of information architecture. This can include original research, a synthesis of existing research, the development of a new technique, method or tool, or something that could otherwise support the IA community of practice.
A successful grant project could:
help solve a particular problem or challenge for IA practice or
The IA Institute is pleased to present the 2011 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey. The 2011 survey was conducted from July to December 2011. Members of the IA Institute, IxDA and sigia-l were invited to participate. A total of 263 responses were collected.
Highlights of the 2011 survey include the following:
- The top five ranges clustered between USD$60,000 and USD$104,999, representing 51.1% of the total. Using midpoints, the average salary was estimated to be USD$93,204. (Using midpoints is inexact, particularly since the top and bottom ranges...
The IA Institute is pleased to announce the two winning proposals of the IA Progress Grants for 2010!
Recipient: Terrence Fenn and Jason Hobbs, Cognition Thinking in Information Architecture
Recipient: Tanya Rabourn, Designing Users: Design Discourse and User Personas
The grant proposals we receive represent hard work and innovative thinking from all applicants. Look for future announcements about the progress of these initiatives, and the details of their outcomes.