IA Institute Newsletter - #7.09 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/

Greetings From the Hurricane Zone

As I sit here safe on high ground in the Upper West Side of Manhattan, I wanted to send out my well wishes to anyone who was affected by Hurricane Sandy. I was touched to receive concerned notes from as far as Cairo (Thanks, Perihan!). My family was lucky only to be buffeted by winds and flickering wifi, while so many in our community are without power, transportation or the warmth and safety of their homes.

Please do not hesitate to reach out, if we can be of assistance to anyone who is still affected by the storm. Use the IAI-Members list if you have any requests or know of any resources that might help our extended community. If you are looking for something you can do, here are a couple volunteer opportunities I found that look interesting:


Also, if think you can make it to uptown Manhattan, I have a pot of hot tea and a plate of biscotti ready to share.

Noreen Whysel, Operations Manager
IA Institute

World IA Day 2013: 15 Sites Announced

Theme: Digging Into the architecture part of IA

In 2013, the Information Architecture Institute seeks to facilitate a global conversation about the architecture part of IA and to focus the 2nd annual World IA Day (@WorldIADay) on generating ideas and artifacts that allow greater understanding of what we mean when we say architecture and when we say design in our research and practice.

World IA Day 2013 - Saturday February 9th, 2013

In honor of the publication of the first edition of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web fifteen years ago, the IAI is supporting fifteen official locations for WIAD 2013. We are pleased to announce the following cities as official participants for World Information Architecture Day on Saturday February 9th, 2013.

  • Ann Arbor, USA
  • Bristol, UK
  • Bucharest, Romania
  • Budapest, Hungary
  • Bogotá, Colombia
  • Canberra, Australia
  • Dubai, UAE
  • Johannesburg, South Africa
  • Milan, Italy
  • New York City, USA
  • Nashville, USA
  • Paris, France
  • Saõ Paulo, Brazil
  • Tokyo, Japan
  • Vancouver, Canada

Selection was—as it was in the first year—a difficult process. However, we are thrilled to announce that this year World IA Day will be held on every continent! (Antarctica notwithstanding ;)

The official website for World IA Day 2013 will be published in the coming weeks. We will be in contact with those who submitted to be an official venue in the coming days with more details.

Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who submitted to host! If your city was not selected, we at the IAI encourage you to still run an event on February 9th. Grassroots event organizers will be welcome to join in the series of webinars and conference calls used in coordinating the official events. If you have any questions or concerns please contact the executive team at the the IAI, who would be pleased to answer any questions.

Andrea Resmini - President IAI @resmini
Dan Klyn - Treasurer IAI @danklyn
Jeff Parks - Secretary IAI @jeffparks

Volunteer Team for iainstitute.org Website Project

In other news, we are very happy to have coordinated a team of volunteers to work on the next phase of the iainstitute.org website project. Currently, Dorian Taylor is leading a team who have taken on persona development and customer journeys.  Thanks our volunteers, Silvia Di Gianfrancesco, Prabhu Singh and Jeremy Hulette.

If you are interested in participating, please feel free to contact us at volunteer@iainstitute.org. We expect to have additional volunteer work as the project progresses.

2012 Salary SurveyThere is still time to participate in our Annual Salary Survey:


New entries will be accepted until November 30.

Gretchen Nadasky on Semantic Technology & Business Conference

Semantic Technology and Business Conference, October 15-17, 2012, New York, NY, USAGretchen Nadasky, MLIS Candidate at Pratt Institute School of Information and Library Science won our student contest for a free seat at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference, 15-17 October 2012 in New York City! As a student ambassador, Gretchen reported on conference sessions:

"I was thrilled to be chosen as the IA Institute student representative at the Semantic Technology & Business Conference held on October 15-17 in NYC. In my MLIS studies at Pratt Institute, I have learned about RDF triples and the promise of the semantic web. I was eager to get up to speed on the latest trends in the industry.

For me, the main take-aways were that: 1) the most intriguing applications in semantic technology are large-scale investigations; 2) users are taking a slow and steady approach to adopting the technology; and 3) there is still a great deal of controversy around the whole notion of applicability of Open Data and how semantics can help."

Read the full article on our News Blog

Visit the IA Institute Member Center for discount information for many of our upcoming sponsored events.


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.

Current Issue
October/November 2012
Vol. 39, No. 1
Full Text: PDF (Size: 3mb)

The eagerly awaited Information Architecture issue is now available! The October/November 2012 issue of the ASIS&T bulletin features articles by Andrea Resmini, Martyn Dade-Robertson, Marianne Sweeny, Carrie Hane Dennison, Veronica Erb and Thom Haller's interview with former IA Institute president, Eric Reiss.

The ASIS&T's annual meeting in Baltimore celebrated ASIS&T's 75th anniversary. While the conference was affected by Hurricane Sandy, ASIS&T was able to extend the conference room rate for those who were unable to return home during the storm. We are hopeful that Baltimore's weather will be better at the Information Architecture Summit in April 2013. See you there!


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.

Social impact. Social innovation: Interaction 13

Celebrate 10 years of interaction design and embark on a journey toward defining our role as guides through social interactions, digital and beyond. Inspire and be inspired at IxD13 and make an impact on the social fabric of your community, organization, and society.

Join us in Toronto January 27- February 1 for Interaction13!

General Registration open. Register at http://interaction13.ixda.org/registration/

Connect with the Interaction13 community on twitter @ixdconf or facebook at http://www.facebook.com/Interaction13 for more information and announcements leading up to IxD13!

Also, the 2013 Interaction Awards shortlist for entries has been announced. 75 projects from 17 countries will be evaluated by an international Jury Panel when they convene in New York City on November 10 & 11. Best of luck to all who entered.



Web & Electronic Indexing SIG - American Society of Indexing - http://web-indexing.org

ASI's 2013 Annual Conference will take place on April 17-19, 2013 in San Antonio, TX at the Hotel Contessa. This year's theme: Using the Art and Craft of Indexing to Bring Order to the Digital Age. Visit the ASI Website for details and to register.


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.

This Fall, our Operations Manager, Noreen Whysel, has started a MLIS program at Pratt Institute and is greedily grabbing at references to the information architecture field and posting them to the IA Library for your reading pleasure. Look for entries marked "(P)" to see what she found.


From ASIS&T's Information Architecture Special edition:

by Thom Haller
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 66k)

Information Architecture in the Age of Complexity
by Andrea Resmini
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 255k)

The Architecture of Information
by Martyn Dade-Robertson
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 176k)

Optimizing Websites in the Post Panda World
by Marianne Sweeny
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 164k)

A Metaphor for Content Strategy
by Carrie Hane Dennison
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 68k)

How to Start Sketchnoting
by Veronica Erb
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 978k) 

A Conversation with Eric Reiss, Author of  
Usable Usability:  Simple Steps for Making Stuff Better
by Thom Haller
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 671k)


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.

5-7 November 2012
User Interface 17 Conference
Boston, MA, USA

12-16 November 2012
The Global Education Conference
FREE online conference

November 15, 2012 (start date)
TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate Foundation
Online Workshop 

20-21 November 2012
Online Information Conference 2012
London, UK

20 December 2012 (start date)
TOGAF 9 and ArchiMate Foundation
Online Workshop

February 9, 2013
World IA Day
1 Day. 15 Cities. Worldwide.

25-26 February 2013
2nd Annual Symposium on Communicating Complex Information (SCCI)
Greenville, NC, USA

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.

Graphic Designer (online and offline) with Studio Photography experience - West London - to £35k - 11/2/12 
IC Creative - Recruiter , London, GBR

web designer - 11/1/12 
MACRO.CCS, Inc., Seattle, WA USA

Adjunct instructor - 11/1/12 
College of Information Science & Technology, Drexel University, Philadelphia -- or available online, PA USA

Head of User Experience - Berlin - 11/1/12 
IC Creative - Recruiter , Berlin, DEU

Mid or Senior Cross Platform User Experience Designer - Berlin - 11/1/12 
IC Creative - Recruiter , Berlin, DEU

Junior/ Mid Visual UI Designer - West London - to £32k - 11/1/12 
IC Creative - Recruiter , London, GBR

International UX Manager - Shanghai based - 11/1/12 
IC Creative - Recruiter , London , GBR


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