IA Institute Newsletter #8.04 2013

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features the latest news about IAI and our partners. 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
IA Library Additions
Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
IA Institute Job Postings

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

Member Discount for O'Reilly Velocity Conferences and Web Visions Barcelona

IA Institute has negotiated a member rate for the Velocity Conferences to be held in Santa Clara (June 18-20), New York City (October 14-16) and London (November 13-15). O’Reilly has been a wonderful and indispensible partner at World IA Day and we are happy to be able to share these offers with you. We also are happy to sponsor more great events from Web Visions, this time in sunny Barcelona.


Velocity Conference
June 18 - 20
Santa Clara, CA

O'Reilly Velocity is much more than a conference; it's become the essential training event for web operations and development professionals from companies of all sizes. Join hundreds of your peers June 18-20 in Santa Clara, CA for three packed days dedicated to operations, web, and mobile performance. Visit the IA Institute Member Center to obtain a 20% discount code. Register today.

Currently, the Santa Clara event is open for registration. We will let you know when registration opens for the other events. We are also pleased to have space at the non-profit pavilion of O’Reilly’s Fluent conference in San Francisco on May 30. This one came up a bit quickly for us to get member discounts, but we are happy to extend our relationship with O’Reilly and hope to offer a discount at next year’s event.

Is there an event that you think would be a perfect IA Institute partner? Are you hosting an event? Contact us at events@iainstitute.org or visit http://iainstitute.org/en/members/event_promotions_sponsorship.php to learn more about our event sponsorship programs.

WebVisions Barcelona, June 27-29, 2013WebVisions Barcelona
June 27-29, 2013

Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona
WebVisions (http://www.webvisionsevent.com/barcelona/) explores the future of web and mobile design, digital media, UX and technology with an all-star lineup of visionary speakers, including Jason Kunesh (UX Director, Obama for America), Dave Shea (CSS Zen Garden), Carolyn Chandler (Manifest Digital), Vitaly Friedman (Smashing Magazine), Jason Ulaszek (UX for Good), Johanna Kollmann (Sidekick Studios) and more!

Register online at http://wvbcn-2013.eventbrite.com/

Pledge to Strengthen the IA Institute 

The IAI is where we find our kindred spirits, and we want to sustain the community that has given us some of our deepest connections, amazing ideas, and most rewarding conversations.

We have started the conversation about proposed changes to strengthen the future sustainability of the IA Institute. If you have not already done so, please contribute your thoughts to the IAI-Members discussion list, Facebook or LinkedIn.

We are putting our money where our mouth is to keep the IAI alive and kicking. This idea sprouted at the IAI Annual General Meeting and has continued to grow thereafter. Join us!

Read about the IA Institute pledge
Read Lou Rosenfeld's post framing the discussion

Hosting World IA Day in 2014

WIAD2014_logo Save the Date: February 15th


World IA Day 2014 brings an international community of academics, practitioners, technologists and business leaders together for a global conversation about "the architecture part" of information architecture.

On February 15, 2014 you can learn from world-class IA minds, network with your peers, showcase new ideas and attend events tailored specifically to your community. We hope you’ll join us at an event near you!

This 3rd annual World IA Day is run entirely by volunteers, and funded entirely by gracious sponsors.

Visit the 2014 World IA Day website to sign-up for email notifications and to let us know if you are interested in being a WIAD organizer

Website Volunteers

Looking for a summer project? Join our  website infrastructure team, led by board member Dorian Taylor. If you would like to participate, please visit our Volunteer Opportunities page to read the Infrastructure Team Descriptions and join our Infrastructure email discussion list.


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 Association 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.
ASIS&T Name Change: It's official! The American Society for Information Science and Technology is now the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Current Issue:

April/May 2013
Vol. 39, No. 4
Full Text: PDF (Size: 1.7mb)

IA:  Enabling Action:  Digging Deeper into Strategies for Learning
by Thom Haller
Full Text: HTML | PDF (Size: 78k)

Boxes and Arrows - http://www.boxesandarrows.com
Boxes and Arrows is devoted to the practice, innovation, and discussion of design; including graphic design, interaction design, information architecture and the design of business. Since 2001, it’s been a peer-written journal promoting contributors who want to provoke thinking, push limits, and teach a few things along the way.

28 May 2013
Going Beyond “Yes – and…”
by Amy Marquez
My first experience in improvisational comedy was in 1989. I was a freshman at Texas A&M University. Some of the students in the theater department decided to get an improv troupe started and somehow talked me into joining them. In the beginning, I was petrified to perform without a script. Looking back now, I can…

14 May 2013
Is the iPad mobile?
by Marina Lin
My Android phone died on the train when I was several stops away from my destination. I should have remembered where I was supposed to get off, but, like everyone else, I rely on technology to offload cognitive processes when I should be using my brain. Wait, I thought, I have both my iPad and…

User Experience Professionals Association - http://www.uxpa.org
The User Experience Professionals Association (UXPA) supports people who research, design, and evaluate the user experience of products and services.


UXPA 2013 Annual Conference: "A collaboration between UXPA International and UXPA DC" will be at the Washington Hilton July 9-12, 2013. Book your UXPA discounted sleeping room now!

Conference Registration is OPEN! Check out the online program & registration rates, or register now.


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.


Information Wayfinding, Part 1: A Not-So-New Metaphor
by Tyler Tate (2013 April 1)

Information Wayfinding, Part 2: A Not-So-New Metaphor
by Tyler Tate (2013 April 1)

Getting Your Web Site’s Structure Right 
by Nathaniel Davis (22 April 2013)

Putting IA Theory into Practice 
by Nathaniel Davis (21 January 2013)


Many of the presentations from the "Academics and Practitioners Round Table: Reframing Information Architecture" workshop at the IA Summit are available via Slideshare. These will be written up in an upcoming Journal of Information Architecture. In the meantime, we give you the following peek at some of the talks.

"Good fit" in the design of information spaces
by Jorge Arango

The Practitioners of WebIA
by Sally Burford

Dynamic IA: External & Internal Contexts for Reframing
by Duane Degler

The Cultural Dimensions of Information Architecture
by David Fiorito

A Model for Information Environments by Andrew Hinton
by Andrew Hinton

The Information Architecture of Meaning Making
by Jason Hobbs and Terence Fenn

Closing the Research-Practice Gap
by Keith Instone

Dutch Uncles, Ducks and Decorated Sheds: Notes on the Intertwingularity of Meaning in Information Architecture
by Dan Klyn (3 April 2013) audio

Reframe IA: Design for the Network
by Matt Nish-Lapidus
Complexity Mapping for Cross-channel Experiences
by David Peter Simon

Frame before Reframe IA
by Bogdan Stanciu


Userium: Usability Checklist
Catch common usability problems before user testing.


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

Some of our 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.

May 28, 2013
Fluent Conference
28-30 May 2013
San Francisco, CA, USA

June 18, 2013
Velocity Conference
18-20 June 2013
Santa Clara, CA, USA

June 20, 2013
TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate Foundation
Start Dates: 
16 May 2013
20 June 2013
18 July 2013
Distance Learning Course (8 lessons)

June 27, 2013
WebVisions Barcelona
27-29 June 2013
Barcelona, Spain

July 09, 2013
UXPA Conference DC 2013
9-12 July 2013 Washington, DC, USA

July 18, 2013
TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate Foundation
Start Dates: 
16 May 2013
20 June 2013
18 July 2013
Distance Learning Course (8 lessons) 

September 26, 2013
26-28 September 2013
Edinburgh, UK

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 discount codes.


IA INSTITUTE 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.

Senior Design Researcher - 5/24/13 
Electronic Ink, Philadelphia, PA USA

Jr. Interaction Designer, Global Digital User Experience - 5/20/13 
Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA USA

Sr. User Experience Information Architect - 5/20/13 
Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, CA USA

Senior Information Architect - 5/17/13 
Magnani Caruso Dutton, Chicago, IL USA

Senior Information Architect - 5/17/13 
Magnani Caruso Dutton, New York, NY USA

Information Architect Intern - 5/17/13 
Magnani Caruso Dutton, New York, NY USA

Freelance Information Architect - 5/17/13 
Magnani Caruso Dutton, New York, NY USA


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