IAI Newsletter #4.2 2009

The Information Architecture Institute (IAI) Newsletter features news about IAI and our partner's sites: Asis&t Bulletin, Boxes and Arrow, and Web Indexing SIG. 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

Annual Member Meeting Ð March 21, 2009

This year's Annual Meeting for IAI members will be held at the IA Summit on Saturday, March 21. Look for time and location information at the Summit.

Letter from our Board of Directors

In February our letter from the board was published to our website and not as a newsletter, as we continue to work to improve the newsletter's readability. The letter is available online if you have not had a chance to read it.


Our original newsletter service reached capacity this month and we are slowly porting offer subscriptions to a new list. You may receive two newsletters this month while we work to complete the transfer. Archives will be available on the IAI website and by contacting IAI staff. If you are reading this online and did not receive a newsletter as expected, you can resubscribe at http://iainstitute.org/en/members/lists/ia_institute_newsletter.php

Save the date Ð IDEA September 14-16, 2009

IDEA 2009 will take place September 15-16, 2009 with a preconference workshop on September 14, 2009. Located in Toronto, Canada this is shaping up to be a stellar conference with new speakers, new content, and great new IDEAs! The volunteer team is working hard on the website, marketing, and program. Full conference details are coming soon so mark your calendars now.

Events Ð new partners, events and thanks for continued support from our partners

*Our partner Keyforums has added IA & Search in Action
*We are happy to again promote the popular events Intelligent Leadership Training For Information Architecture and the Gilbane Conference San Francisco
*We welcome new partner Adaptive Path and thank them for offering great discounts to IAI members for their upcoming workshops: Good Design Faster, UX Intensives
*Thanks to long-term partners the Asis&t, ContentWrangler, DocTrain group, IA Konferenz, IDC, UIE, and UX London for offering IAI members discount.



ASIS&T Bulletin, Boxes and Arrows, and Web Indexing SIG

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

The February March issue of the Asis&t Bulletin features IA Column "IA Growing Roots" by IAI volunteers Andrea Resmini, Katriina Bystršm and Dorte Madsen. The article announces the upcoming peer-reviewed scientific Journal of Information Architecture, due in Spring 2009. Beginning with an outline of discussions to "define" IA within the community, the article ends with a call to action: "For the discipline to mature, the community needs a corpus, a defining body of knowledge." Read about the REG-IA group and their goals to grow IA as an academic discipline.




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.

Photos for interaction - Visual Interface Design: The photography example by Milan Guenther, IAI member

Visual design of software interfaces is becoming increasingly complex due to more possibilities and fewer platform standards. Milan Guenther introduces how to support interaction with the visible part of software, using photography as an example.


Bringing Holistic Awareness to Your Design
by Joseph Selbie

Web application design teams that have a shared understanding of a project's context and objectives produce better results. Joseph Selbie explains, and gives us tips on how to promote shared, holistic understanding in our own teams.



Web Indexing SIG news

The Web Indexing SIG of the American Society for Indexing (ASI) is now accepting submissions for the 2009 Web Indexing Award. The award recognizes excellence in website indexing and is open to members of the Information Architecture Institute, ASI and affiliated indexing societies. Further details, including the award criteria and submission form, are available at: http://www.web-indexing.org/web-indexing-award.htm


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

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

Promo codes are available by contacting Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org or by visiting the Member Discounts page in our Member Center http://signin.iainstitute.org

To add your own event to our calendar or if you have questions about events or registration discount codes, contact Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org.

Documentation and Training West 2009
March 17-20, 2009
Palm Springs, CA

Beyond Findability: Reframing IA Practice & Strategy for Turbulent Times
March 18, 2009
Memphis, TN, USA

IA Summit
March 18-22, 2009
Memphis, TN, USA

IDC's New Zealand Cloud Computing Conference
March 19, 2009
Auckland, New Zealand
*Complimentary registration for eligible IAI members

IDC's Australia Cloud Computing Conference
March 25, 2009
Sydney, Australia
*Complimentary registration for eligible IAI members

IA & Search in Action
March 27, 2009
Sydney, Australia

Good Design Faster
April 02, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA

UIE Web App Summit
April 19-22, 2009
Newport Beach, CA
*$50 off each day for IAI members and a free iPod nano when you register for the full conference, contact Melissa at membership AT iainstitute DOT org for the promo code.

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - Berlin
May 11, 2009

IA Konferenz 2009
May 16-17, 2009
Hamburg, Germany

Intelligent Leadership Training For Information Architecture
May 18, 2009
Cambridge, MA, USA

Gilbane Conference San Francisco
June 02, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA

Documentation and Training Life Sciences
June 3-5, 2009
Indianapolis, IN

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - San Francisco
June 15, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA

Web Content Chicago
June 15-16, 2009
Chicago, IL

UX London
June 15, 2009
London UK

September 14 -16, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada

Euro IA
September 25-26, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark

Documentation and Training East
October 27-30, 2009
Waltham, MA

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

WORKSHOPS (not eligible for discount)

Creating Web Site Indexes online workshop
Simmons College Graduate School of Library and Information Science Continuing Education
March 1-31, $250.
Registration information at:



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:

Information Architect/Usability Consultant
Friends Provident, Salisbury, Wiltshire GBR

Senior Interaction Designer
Kink.com, San Francisco, CA USA

Information Architect
Manitoba Public Insurance, Winnipeg, MB CAN

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


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