IA Institute Newsletter - #8.09 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!IN THIS ISSUE: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/ 

IA Institute Announces New Membership Model, Aims to Grow Membership

As we've discussed the future of the Information Architecture Institute both on the board of directors and with our membership and the wider community in the past few months, we've heard over and over again that a larger audience is out there, and we need to find ways to be more inclusive.

Earlier in 2013, the board of directors approved a new membership model for the IAI that takes this into account.

Going forward, the IAI has 3 tiers of individual membership:

* Basic membership: FREE
* Join the IA Institute today and be part of a global community of practice.
Participate in the IAI community as an official member.
Join our mailing lists.
Receive job listings.

* Professional Membership: US$50/year
* Get all the benefits of Basic Membership, plus:
Conference and event discounts for IAI members
Preferred placement for mentoring

* Benefactor Membership: US$250/year
* Get all the benefits of Basic and Professional membership, plus:
The satisfaction of supporting a growing, global community of practice.
Recognition on the IAI website and in our annual report.

Student and Group memberships are still available at this time and provide the same benefits as our Professional Membership. Going forward, the IAI plans to add additional trainings and other opportunities that will bring additional member benefits to the Benefactor and potentially to the Professional Membership levels.

The IAI will continue to seek and recognize individual and corporate sponsors at higher levels than the Benefactor Membership, as well.

* What do I do now?

If you're already a member of the IAI, THANK YOU! We need your continued support. When your membership expires, we will encourage you to renew at the Professional level to continue to receive the benefits you are used to, including valuable conference discounts. But we'd be quite grateful if you can bump up to the Benefactor level, and we will still be delighted to have you as a member at the Basic level if that's what works for you at this time.

[You will see the new levels reflected on the IAI website in the next few days.]

* What's next for the IAI? *

One benefit we are hoping and planning for: A much-expanded membership. We want to be an attractive answer for both prospective members and prospective sponsors. We think an even larger IAI will help us meet the needs of both those audiences. So we'll be promoting IAI membership, and we hope you'll help us grow.

We are grateful for your membership and your support.


Laura Creekmore
IAI Board of Directors

Join Us at Xlab at the Museum of the Moving Image

The IA Institute is pleased to be a partner for the Society for Environmental Graphic Design's Xlab 2013 Conference at SEGD prices. Join us tomorrow, October 24, at the Museum of the Moving Image, Queens, NY.

Xlab - The Future of Experience DesignExperience + Interaction in Public SpaceOctober 24, New Yorkhttp://xlab2013.segd.org/

Xlab is SEGD's premier digital innovation event connecting design, technology, and communication in the built environment.

At Xlab 2013, we'll focus on how urban spaces are being shaped by digital communications, immersive experience design, and enabling information retrieval in the built environment. As the digital revolution spreads from mobile applications to new digital/physical environments, we'll explore the impact of emerging visual, sensing, and customization technologies on public space.

The lab itself is a one-day event October 24 at the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, Queens. The museum's ultra-modern interiors and expanded space, designed by Brooklyn-based LEESER Architecture, will set the stage for our conversations.

IA Institute members can register at SEGD member pricing. Visit Xlab's online registration here: http://www.segd.org/shop/104/274/10414/xlab-2013.html


2013 IA Institute Salary and Benefits SurveyParticipate in the 2013 IA Institute Salary and Benefits Survey: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/2013-salary-survey.
Last year's report is available at:

Save the Date: February 15th


We will be announcing World IA Day locations soon. World IA Day 2014 updates will be posted through Facebook and Twitter.
Learn more about the conference at: worldiaday.org


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

ASIS&T Bulletin - http://www.asis.org/bulletin.htmlThe 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.
Beyond the Cloud:  Rethinking Information Boundaries

ASIS&T Annual Meeting: 
November 1-5, 2013, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

The ASIS&T Annual Meeting is the main venue for disseminating research on advances in information science, information technology and related topics. This year’s conference theme offers an opportunity to reflect on all the changes that impact on human information interaction and their implications for information science and technology.

Program and registration now available!


Boxes and Arrows - http://www.boxesandarrows.comBoxes 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.

October 22nd, 2013
Clicking Fast and Slow
Heuristics, bias, and deliberation in interaction design
by Paul Matthews
Through social psychology and cognitive science, we now know a great deal about our own frailties in the way that we seek, use, and understand information and data. On the web, user interface design may work to either exacerbate or counteract these biases. This article will give a brief overview of the science then look…

September 24th, 2013
Your Boss Works for You
by Fred Beecher
This past June, I stood on the brink of achieving a major professional goal. The UX apprenticeship program I’d been working so hard on was going to begin on Monday. It was Thursday. On my desk lay a curious stack of paper labeled "Manager’s Onboarding Kit." Of all the things I’d planned for and anticipated…

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.

The London UXPA 2014 conference site is now available at http://2014.uxpa.org.

October 2013Announcing Professional Development Webinars

UXPA is rolling out a series of Professional Development webinars.  These are intended to be educational, timely, relevant experiences that speak to UX practitioners on their level.  The following webinars are currently on the calendar: Wednesday, October 30th: Infusing UX into the Agile and Lean Processes November 5th-7th: STC/UXPA Virtual Conference on Applying Accessibility...
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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. 

24 October 2013
Xlab 2013: The Future of Experience Design
Queens, NY, USA

4 November 2013
Follow the UX Leader Workshops
Vancouver, Canada

5 November 2013
Follow the UX Leader Workshops
Vancouver, Canada

6 November 2013
Follow the UX Leader Workshops
Vancouver, Canada

13-15 November 2013
Velocity Conference
London, UK

18-22 November 2013
Global Education Conference
FREE Virtual Conference

19-20 November 2013
Online Information UK
London, UK

21 November 2013 Start Date
TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate Foundation
8 Week Online Course

2 December 2013
UXconnect Presents Dan Klyn and Shari Thurow on IA Concepts and Applications
Online webinar

19 December 2013
TOGAF 9.1 and ArchiMate Foundation
8 Week Online Course

15 February 2014
World Information Architecture Day
23 sites worldwide!

24-25 February 2014
CFP - 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 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.

Enterprise Architect - 10/18/13 
kCura, Chicago, Illinois USA

User Experience/IA - 10/10/13 
Ralph Lauren, Nw York City, NY USA

Information Architect - 10/8/13 
Towson University, Baltimore, Maryland USA

Information Architect - 10/7/13 
McMurry/TMG, Phoenix, AZ USA

User Experience Architect (UI / UX) - 10/3/13 
The MITRE Corporation, Bedford, MA USA

User Experience Architect - 10/1/13 
eBay Enterprise, King of Prussia, PA USA

Interaction Design Lead - 9/27/13 
Thomson Reuters, New York City, NY USA


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