IAI Newsletter #4.4 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 Ð Journal of Information Architecture
* What's New with Our Partners?
* Upcoming Conferences and Workshops
* Job Postings


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

Journal of Information Architecture Launches Ð http://journalofia.org/

We are thrilled to announce publication of Journal of Information Architecture, an international peer-reviewed scholarly journal whose aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture. Issue 1, Volume 1 is an invited authors only issue and abstracts and full articles in PDF format are available at the Journal's web site.

This first issue is freely available to the public. Each subsequent current issue will be accessible first to Information Architecture Institute members, while the archives will be available to everyone. Be sure to keep your IAI membership current to get first access to future issues.

The Call for Papers for the Autumn 2009 issue, Issue 2, Volume 1, is open and available at http://journalofia.org/cfp/.

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 from EightShapes. Located in Toronto, Canada this year's title is Meet up at the Intersection of Social and Experience Design. IDEA2009 explores the convergence of Experience Design with Social and User Experiences, and the growing importance of aligning expectations.

Check out our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=165272445303
Conference Website http://ideaconference.org/2009/



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

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

Space exploration? Two excellent articles on IA's potential to impact physical design and Geographic Information are featured in the April/May issue of the Asis&t Bulletin.

"Apple, IKEA and Their Integrated Architecture" by David Potente and Erika Salvini

Web 2.0 Applications of Geographic and Geospatial Information by Alan Oxley



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.

Control and Community: A Case Study of Enterprise Wiki Usage by Matthew C. Clarke

One of the central tensions when managing a Wiki is between centralized control and anarchy. Matthew Clarke presents a case study and guidelines for the effective use of Wikis in an enterprise setting.


Interaction 09 Follow-up: The responsibility of design in an ever-uncertain future by Whitney Hess

Whitney Hess reflects on the IxDA's Interaction 09 conference, held in Vancouver in February 2009. She examines the experience of attending, as well as the resonance of the ideas and the reactions of the community.



Web Indexing SIG news

The winner of the 2009 Web Indexing Award, awarded by the ASI's Web Indexing Special Interest Group, is Mary Russell. Her index to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) web site at http://www.anzsi.org impressed the judges with its comprehensiveness and usability.

Mary has been a Registered Indexer with the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers for over 10 years. She also wears a couple of ANZSI hats - she's ANZSI Vice-President and ANZSI Web Manager, as well as Secretary of the Victorian Branch. While she enjoys indexing predominately science and medical works, she occasionally branches out to index/catalogue a private collection of objects, such as bookplates, or to prepare a descriptive bibliography of perhaps an author's complete work, or a collection of old books.

In lieu of the prize money of US$75, Mary elected to receive a one-year subscription to the American Society of Indexing newsletter "Key Words" and the book "Indexing Specialities: Cookbooks".

The Web Indexing Award is awarded annually to a deserving indexer for excellence in web site indexing. The 2009 judges were Fred Brown, a recipient of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers Web Indexing Award, Heather Hedden, author of the book "Indexing Specialties: Web Sites" and a past manager of the Web Indexing SIG, and James Lamb, author of the book "Website Indexes".

Further information about the award is available on the Web Indexing Special Interest Group web site at http://www.web-indexing.org/web-indexing-award.htm . Submissions for the 2010 award will be accepted towards the end of 2009, and IAI members can apply.


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.

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - Berlin
May 11, 2009

Creative Employment Confab
May 15, 2009
New York, NY, USA
Networking event with great panelists: Liz Danzico - Chair, MFA
Interaction Design, SVA, Michael Lebowitz - CEO, Big Spaceship, Johnny
Vulkan - Partner, Anomaly, Judy Wert Executive Recruiter, Wert & Co.

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

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

UX Workshops Ð Hamburg, Germany
Enterprise Information Architecture - Lou Rosenfeld
May 18, 2009
Commercial Ethnography - James Kalbach
May 19, 2009
Personas and Mental Models - James Kalbach
May 20, 2009

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

TriUPA Sketching and Interaction Design with David Malouf
June 24, 2009

September 14 -16, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada

Euro IA - http://www.euroia.org/
September 25-26, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
Call for Participation Ð entries due by May 17!

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

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



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 - User Experience
Smarter Travel Media, Charlestown, MA USA

Senior Information Architect
NavigationArts, Baltimore, MD USA

Python Developer
COMSYS, Recruiter, Bellvue, WA USA

Interaction Designer
Songkick, London, Hoxton GBR

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


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