IAI Newsletter #4.10 2009

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features news about IAI and our partner's sites: Asis&t Bulletin and Boxes and Arrow. Also, there's a brief list of event with great discounts for members and job postings at the end, so scroll down!

In this issue:

* IAI News Ð Welcome to New Board, Contribute to our Salary Survey, Get the Update
* What's New with Our Partners?
* Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
* Job Postings


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

Greetings IA Institute!

*New Board of Directors elected*

Please join us in welcoming Will Evans, Jonell Gades, and Andrea Resmini to the Board of Directors. On October 1, they joined Christian Crumlish, Andrew Hinton, Livia Labate, and Russ Unger to round out the 2009-2010 Board. We also say goodbye to two board members this month: Please join us in thanking Stacy Surla and Jorge Arango for their dedicated service.

Thanks to all of you who took the time to vote! And let's have another round of applause to the other fine candidates who were on this year's ballot -- we had a really great roster to choose from!

Share your ideas and questions with the incoming board on our feedback link on our home page - http://www.iainstitute.org

*Salary Survey Open*

The IA Institute produces an annual salary survey, capturing information on compensation, daily work habits and demographics. You can help us identify the trends in IA titles, salaries, and activities of practitioners by taking this short online survey. We'll share the results once the survey closes and we've analyzed the results.

The survey closes on October 31 so please contribute to this great community resource at: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s.aspx?sm=rnk5PuDVMuIRC1QwwS9PtA_3d_3d,

*Get the latest news*

The following IAI communities and listservs are open to everyone interested in sharing and networking in the IA/UX community.

IA Institute Twitter - http://twitter.com/iainstitute

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To join IAI sign up online at http://iainstitute.org/join/



ASIS&T Bulletin and Boxes and Arrows

ASIS&T Bulletin - http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html

In the October/November issue of Asis&t Bulletin, Stacy Surla ends her four-year editorship of the IA Column and introduces new editor Thom Haller. We want to thank Stacy Surla for her brilliant work promoting IA and bringing so many writers and issues to our attention. In his introduction as the new IA Column editor, Thom Haller describes his interest in the foundations of IA and use of the "8 P's" a series of questions that have guided his work. Help welcome Thom Haller into his new role by answering his question to readers: "What studies, summaries, stories and findings show the relationship between good architecture and accomplishment?"

We look forward to reading more from Thom Haller in future issues. See the current column online:

And that's not at all, October/November is dedicated to Search. In this issue you can follow the evolution of search, current issues and uses and future possibilities. From "Reconsidering Relevance and Embracing Interaction" to "Integration of Taxonomy and Keyword Searches" to "Semantic Search", follow the authors through today's topics in Search. Recommended reading for people who design, guide or use search.


Boxes and Arrows - http://www.boxesandarrows.com
The definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape. Read the concluding articles from last month's series in Usability and Flowmaps.

Check out IAI members Cindy Chastain and Fred Beecher as describe how themes and prototyping can improve your process and product.

Experience Themes: How a storytelling method can help unify teams and create better products
by Cindy Chastain

Integrating Prototyping Into Your Design Process: Using appropriate fidelity for the situation
by Fred Beecher


UPCOMING EVENTS - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

The Following events offer discounts to IAI members. Visit our website for more information - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

Promo codes are available on the Member Discounts page in our Member Center http://signin.iainstitute.org

To add your event to our calendar contact Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org.

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - Washington DC
November 02, 2009
Washington, DC, USA

Canux: the Canadian User Experience Workshop
November 12, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada

Enterprise Search Summit West
November 17-19, 2009
San Jose, CA, USA

Online Information UK
December 1-3, 2009
London, UK

Gilbane Conference Boston
December 01, 2009
Boston, MA, USA

Bristol Knowledge Unconference
December 13, 2009
Bristol, UK

James Kalbach Workshop - Prinzipien der Informationsarchitektur
December 14, 2009
Hamburg, Germany

James Kalbach Workshop - Elemente des Navigationsdesigns
December 15, 2009
Hamburg, Germany



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:

Consultant - e-Resource Library
Ethics and Compliance Officer Association (ECOA), Waltham, MA USA

Interaction Designer
ACS Technologies, Florence, SC USA

Senior User Experience Professional
Zebra People, London, GBR

Job board newsletter archives are available at: http://lists.iainstitute.org/listinfo.cgi/iai-jobs-iainstitute.org


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