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IA Institute Newsletter - December 2008
IAI Newsletter #3.12 December 2008
The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features news about IAI and our partner's sites: Asis&t Bulletin and Boxes and Arrows. Also there's a brief list of events with great discounts for members and job postings at the end, so scroll down!
In this issue:
* IAI News
* What's New with Our Partners?
* Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
* Job Postings
IAI NEWS -http://www.iainstitute.org
As our last issue of the year, December is dedicated to thanking the many volunteers who made the IA Institute 2008 activities' possible. IAI is a multinational volunteer organization and all of our projects are the work of an active volunteer community. Our members and volunteers supply the ideas, initiative, and energy it takes to provide services to the IA community. Scroll to the end of this newsletter to see the volunteers made 2008 an outstanding year for the IA Institute.
We have also streamlined our newsletter for 2009. You can look forward to shorter entries for news, partners, events, and jobs and all linked to longer content from our website, making the scroll down process quicker.
Letters from our board of directors will now appear on our website's home page. To keep up with IAI, you can download RSS or RDF newsfeeds from our website:
Or sign up for our twitter feed at http://twitter.com/iainstitute
Members can contribute to great conversation on our discussion lists - http://iainstitute.org/en/members/lists/email_lists.php
And now through new LinkedIn discussions Ð
www.linkedin.com or email membership AT iainstitute DOT org to learn how to join.
WHAT'S NEW WITH OUR PARTNERS
ASIS&T Bulletin, Boxes and Arrows, and Web Indexing SIG
ASIS&T Bulletin - http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html
If you have not yet read this Bulletin's The IA Column features Redesigning the Library Experience by Michael Magoolaghan, it is a fascinating account of applying IA principles to create more user centered website. Magoolaghan asserts that this project reinforced his belief that a user-centered design approach offers small public libraries their best chance to meet its challenges. What other settings do you think would benefit from projects like this?
The current issue of Asis&t's Bulletin features reporting on the current state of standards in information. From Electronic Resource Management to Dublin Core Metadata Initiative, from new international standards in thesauri to the potential use of standards in complex problem solving Ð this issue will keep you up to date on the important international standards that govern information sharing.
And you can still visit the special IA issue from August/September at:
Boxes and Arrows -http://www.boxesandarrows.com
The definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.
Why We Call Them Participants
by Dana Chisnell
Sometimes we need to take a step back to ensure that our motivations are in the right place. It can be easy to forget that, when people participate in our studies, they are our partners. Dana Chisnell has taken the time to examine these attitudes and help us understand how to avoid falling into such traps.
Flowmaps and Frag-Grenades, Part 1: An Interview with Halo 3's Colm Nelson
by Bryce Glass
Five years ago, Colm Nelson captured a dream job as the Interaction Designer for the blockbuster Halo 3. In the midst of his busy schedule, he sits down with Bryce Glass for part one of a two-part series.
UPCOMING EVENTS - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/
The Following events will offer discounts to IAI members. Visit our website for more information - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/
To add your own event or if you have questions about events or registration discount codes contact Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org.
Jan 29-30, 2009
Palm Springs, CA
Web Content Tampa Bay
February 17-18, 2009
Documentation and Training West 2009
March 17-20, 2009 Palm Springs, CA
Documentation and Training Life Sciences
June 3-5, 2009
Web Content Chicago
June 15-16, 2009
June 15, 2009
Documentation and Training East
October 27-30, 2009
Taxonomies & Controlled Vocabularies
February 1 - March 7, 2009, $250.
5-week online workshop
Continuing Education Program, Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science
Information at: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/continuinged/workshops/online.shtml#online_a18
Registration instructions at: http://www.simmons.edu/gslis/continuinged/register.shtml
Additional details on the instructor's web site:
IAI JOB POSTINGS http://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. Visit the job board at http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/
The following are just a sample of recent postings:
Interactive Architect / User Experience Consultant
Convio, Inc., Washington, D.C. or Austin, Texas, DC USA
Freelance Information Architect
The New York Times Company, New York, NY USA
User Experience Architect
Aquent, London, London GBR
Job board newsletter archives are available at: http://lists.iainstitute.org/listinfo.cgi/iai-jobs-iainstitute.org
Let's hear it for those volunteers! It takes a tremendous amount of energy and people to run the Information Architecture Institute. Please see below a list of members who volunteered their time and efforts to make IAI's programs possible. We are still getting updates on projects, so this will not be the final list of thank yous for our volunteers.
Let the credits role:
We'd like to extend giant-sized thank you to those volunteers who have been running important functions and programs at IAI for many years:
Austin Govella Ð IAI Technology Guru
Samantha Bailey Ð IAI Job Board
Marianne Sweeny Ð IAI Job Board Listing Newsletter
INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMS
TRANSLATION OF INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE - http://iainstitute.org/translations/
Janette Shew led our translations initiative this year, working closely with Operations Manager, Noreen Whysel, to organize the publication of new sites. She is now actively working with volunteers to produce new articles in translations. Andrea Resmini helped us create scripts to bring translated pages into our new website design and has worked on templates to help future translations teams.
Spanish - http://iainstitute.org/es/
Italian - http://iainstitute.org/it/
Japanese - http://www.info-arch.jp/aifia/
Hungarian - http://iainstitute.org/hu/
French - http://iainstitute.org/fr/
EDUCATION IN IA INITIATIVE
Andrea Resmini (Initiative Leader)
IAI WEBSITE DEVELOPMENT
Graphic Design for website:
Network Section Redesign:
NEW LOCAL GROUPS - http://iainstitute.org/en/network/localgroups/local_groups.php
Christopher Kosovich (Northern Indiana/Illinois, USA)
Bev Corwin (Ohio/Kentucky, USA)
Wolf Noeding/Norbert Hadwiger (Frankfurt, Germany)
Chris Chandler (Los Angeles, CA, USA)
Candace Nicolls (Richmond, VA, USA)
Sylvie Daumal (Paris, France)
Aaron Louie (Seattle, WA, USA)
Jan Jursa (Berlin, Germany)
Andrew Boyd (Canberra, Australia)
Website and Marketing:
Thanks for help with the IA Summit Simulcast from Miami to Info Architecture island!
Naomi Malone, FL, USA
Thank you to all of our mentors and especially Noreen Whysel for her ongoing contribution to this program! This year 30 new mentors joined our roster, making a total of over 60 dedicated volunteers.
MENTORING BOOTH VOLUNTEERS
We don't keep a list or watch who is coaching at our drop-in Mentoring booth at the IA Summit but we noticed Chris Chandler and Sarah Rice donating hours and hours last year. Thanks!
The following people donate hours and hours of time to manage the IA Institute:
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2007-2008
Eric Reiss, President
Donna Maurer, Treasurer
Sarah Rice, Marketing Director
BOARD OF DIRECTORS 2008-2009
Jorge Arango, President
Christian Crumlish, Treasurer
Stacy Surla, Secretary
Peter Boersma, Local Groups Director
Andrew Hinton, IA Practice Director
Livia Labate, Membership Ombudsman and IT/Systems Director
Russ Unger, Event and Marketing Director
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2007-2008
ADVISORY BOARD MEMBERS 2008-2009
Paul Goodson, Executive Director
Noreen Whysel, Operations Manager
Melissa Weaver, Membership and Volunteers
Our staff volunteers a substantial amount of time and energy to the daily operations, planning, and care of the IA Institute. We thank them heartily for their continued commitment to IAI.
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