IA Institute Newsletter - #7.04 2012

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features news about IAI and our partner's sites: Asis&t Bulletin, Boxes and Arrows, IxDA and Web & Electronic Indexing SIG. Also, there's a brief list of events with discounts for members and job postings at the end, so read on!


IAI News

What's New With Our Partners
New IA Library Additions
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
IAI Job Postings

IAI NEWS - http://iainstitute.org/news/

IA Institute Business Model Canvas: We Need Your Help!

As a part of the conversation started at the Annual General Meeting in New Orleans, the Board is entertaining new ideas for how the IAI operates and how its business and revenue models work. We are using the Business Model Canvas framework (more info here) and are looking for fresh ideas about all the elements included in the framework.

IA Institute Business Model Canvas Thumbnail

Take a few moments and help craft the future of the IAI. Also, tell your friends!

Annual General Meeting Presentation Slides
IA Institute Business Model Canvas

IA Summit Interviews with Andrea Resmini, Peter Stahl, Patrick Quattlebaum and Christina Wodtke

IA Institute board members Chris Baum and Jeff Parks interviewed a number of IA Summit speakers in New Orleans this year. Listen in to learn about the importance of rhythm and flow to the user experience, navigation as cross-channel sense making, driving holism in cross-channel design and the past and future of Boxes and Arrows.

Rhythm and Flow – A Conversation with Peter Stahl
by Chris Baum

Groundhogs In The Source Code: Navigation as Cross-Channel Sense Making - A Conversation with Andrea Resmini
by Jeff Parks

Driving Holism in Cross-channel Projects - A Conversation with Patrick Quattlebaum
by Chris Baum

The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows - A Conversation with Christina Wodtke
by Jeff Parks

See links to presentation slides, podcasts and more on the session pages of the IA Summit website.

University Collaborations

The IA Institute fosters links with the research and academic communities, through our educational program listings, the Journal of IA, hosting World IA Day events at university locations and promoting other worldwide academic events and conferences. Even our own Operations Manager, Noreen Whysel, has gotten on the ball and will be starting a Masters program in Cultural Informatics at Pratt Institute in Fall 2012. We have just uploaded a revised listing of programs teaching Information Architecture.

In the meantime, we are happily beginning to review grants for our 2012/13 IA Research Grant Program, including a record seven entries. The grants jury Jason Hobbs, Keith Instone, Kathryn La Barre, Thom Haller, and Nils Pharo are reviewing the proposals and will announce the winner in our next newsletter.

Schools Teaching IA - Program Listing
Journal of Information Architecture
Grant Program

Member Discount for the IA Konferenz

IA Konferenz, Essen, 10-13 May 2012The German IA Summit (aka IA Konferenz) is the premier Information Architecure- and UX related business conference in German-speaking Europe. Every year 300 - 400 IAs, UX experts and Usability consultants meet to chat, network and to learn from each other.

This year the German IA Summit 2012 takes place at the Red Dot Museum, Essen, Germany colocated at Zeche Zollverein (Wikipedia, in German), a former coal mine (now a UNESCO world heritage site). The theme of the German IA Summit 2012 is "Content Strategy".

10 May 2012 (Workshops)
11-12 May 2012 (Conference)

IA Institute members receive a discount of €60. Select the ticket marked "Mitglieder des Instituts für Informationsarchitektur oder der UPA" (Members of IA Institute or UPA) to receive the discount. Your member ID will be verified against our database.

Register at http://iakonferenz.org/.

THREE additional conferences coming in May:

  • The Italian IA Summit starts 10 and 11 May at the University of Milan and is free for all.
  • UX Lx - the Portuguese UX Conference is 14-16 May.
  • Also, there is still time to register for Web Visions Portland which is being held next week, 16-18 May. 

Be sure to look for IA Institute representatives at all of our upcoming events.

Mailman Outage Resolved

We noticed on April 24 that our iai-members list had stopped accepting posts. As of May 9, all of our Mailman discussion lists were offline, including iai-members, iai-jobs, iai-mentoring, ux-management and other Mailman discussion lists at the lists.iainstitute.org server. Dreamhost was able to get the lists back up today. The IAI Newsletter was not affected by this outage.

Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience this may have caused.


WHAT'S NEW WITH OUR PARTNERS? - http://iainstitute.org/en/about/partners.php

ASIS&T Bulletin - http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
The Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology is a bi-monthly news magazine packed with developments and issues affecting the field, pragmatic management reports, opinion, and news of people and events in the information science community.

The April/May 2012 edition has a special Section on "Digital Humanities and Information Visualization: Innovations and Integration" and look for Tom Haller's IA Column on, "What Happens When Architectural Questions Are Not Asked??"

Current Issue
April/May 2012
Vol. 38, No. 4
Full Text: PDF (Size: 5.2mb)


Boxes and Arrows - http://www.boxesandarrows.com
The definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.

Driving Holism in Cross-channel Projects - A Conversation with Patrick Quattlebaum
by Chris Baum
Chris Baum talks with Patrick Quattlebaum at the 2012 IA Summit in New Orleans about his insights about holism vs. atomism and tools that designers can use to help companies see and develop experiences across channels.

The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows - A Conversation with Christina Wodtke
by Jeff Parks
Jeff Parks talks to B&A founder Christina Wodtke about the past and future of the magazine. Her key message is that designers still need to get their ideas out into the community.


Interaction Design Association (IxDA) - http://www.ixda.org
The IxDA is a non-profit professional organization whose focus is promoting both the field of interaction design and the interests of an international community of practitioners, managers, educators, and students of interaction design.

The IxDA announced the appointment of Brenda Sanderson as the new Executive Director of IxDA. Brenda assumes the role effective 1 May and will operate from Montreal, Canada. Please join us in welcoming Brenda.


NEW LIBRARY ADDITIONS - http://iainstitute.org/library/

The IA Library is a selection of resources related to the field of information architecture. The collection includes articles, books, blogs, translations and more. Each month, we will post the latest entries to the IA Library in this newsletter.


Card Sorting (Français)
by Gautier Barrére, Eric Mazzone (Eyrolles, 29 March 2012)


Understanding Information Architecture Differently (UX Matters, 7 May 2012)
by Nathaniel Davis

What Happens When Architectural Questions Are Not Asked? (ASIS&T Bulletin, April/May 2012)
by Thom Haller


Rhythm and Flow – A Conversation with Peter Stahl (Radio Johnny, 11 April 2012)
by Chris Baum

Groundhogs In The Source Code: Navigation as Cross-Channel Sense Making - A Conversation with Andrea Resmini (Radio Johnny, 28 March 2012)
by Jeff Parks

Driving Holism in Cross-channel Projects - A Conversation with Patrick Quattlebaum (Boxes and Arrows, 18 April 2012)
by Chris Baum

The Past and Future of Boxes and Arrows - A Conversation with Christina Wodtke (Boxes and Arrows, 9 April 2012)
by Jeff Parks


Gli Ingranaggi del Contesto por Andrew Hinton
Traduzione: Marco Esteban Calzolari, Aprile 2012
Original: Hinton, Andrew, Machineries of Context: New Architectures for a New Dimension, Journal of Information Architecture, March 2009


UPCOMING CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS - http://www.iainstitute.org/calendar/

Some sponsored events offer discounts to IA Institute members. Please read descriptions carefully for instructions on discounts, if available. Visit our Member Center website for discount code.

10-12 May 2012
IA Konferenz
Zeche Zollverein, Essen, Germany

10-12 May 2012
Italian IA Summit
Milan, Italy

14-16 May 2012
UX-Lx: User Experience Lisbon
Lisbon, Portugal

15-16 May 2012
Enterprise Search Summit East 2012
New York, NY, USA

16-18 May 2012
WebVisions Portland
Portland, OR, USA

28, 29, 31 May & 1 June 2012
Follow the UX Leader - Workshops on Advanced Web Practices
Calgary, Canada

5-7 June 2012
UX Sofia Sofia, Bulgaria

18 June 2012
Pervasive Information Architectures as Architectures of Meaning for Complex Cross-channel Systems
Newcastle, UK

22, 23, 25, 26 October 2012
Follow the UX Leader - Workshops on Advanced Web Practices
Vancouver, Canada

To add your event to our calendar contact us at membership AT iainstitute DOT org.
IA Institute member discounts may be available for sponsored events. Visit the Member Center for details and disount codes.


IAI JOB POSTINGS - http://www.iainstitute.org/jobboard/

The IAI Job Board lists job postings related to information architecture, as well as information design, interaction design, user experience, and HCI.

Interaction Designer - 5/7/12
Scripps Networks Interactive, Washington DC Area/Chevy Chase, MD USA

Mobile Product Manager - 5/4/12
Internet Brands, Los Angeles, CA USA

Web/Mobile Product Manager - 5/4/12
Internet Br, Los Angeles, CA USA

Web Interaction Design Intern - 5/4/12
Internet Brands, Los Angeles, CA USA

Information Architect - 5/4/12
McMurry, Phoenix, Arizona USA

Senior Information Architect - 5/4/12

Senior Information Architect - 5/3/12
Recruiter, Hamilton, NJ USA

Information Architect - 5/3/12
archer>malmo, inc., Memphis, TN USA

Head of Research - London upto £70k - 5/3/12
IC Creative - Recruiter , London, GBR

Senior User Researcher - London £55-65k - 5/3/12
IC Creative - Recruiter , London, GBR

3 Freelance Mid Level UX Designers - London - 5/3/12
IC Creative - Recruiter , London, GBR

Business Analyst - 5/2/12
Plaster Group, Seattle, WA USA

UX Engineer Staff - 5/2/12
Juniper Networks, Sunnyvale, CA USA

User Experience Director at Enterprising Central London Start Up - 5/2/12
Zebra People , London , London GBR

Mobile Interaction Design Contract With Leading Android Developer - 5/2/12 
Zebra People , London , London GBR

Associate UX Director at Leading Global Agency - 5/2/12 
Zebra People , London , London GBR

Group UX Director - 5/2/12 
Zebra People , London , London GBR

Senior Technology Architect - 5/1/12 
Recruiter - TRAK Records and Library National Placement Firm, Manhattan, NY USA


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