IAI Newsletter #4.5 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

New Benefits to IAI membership

We are very happy to announce that AIIM online courses and Optimal Sort are continuing their IAI member discount for another year. Added to the Journal of Information Architecture, membership benefits have more doubled this year.

*Optimal Sort software is 25% off for IAI members Ð Plus a special offer that ends soon.

Optimal Sort is celebrating the commercial launch Treejack or Chalkmark tools with a special promotion. Buy a 30 day subscription and get one free, or take $100 off an annual subscription. Get in quick - the offer ends Friday June 5th 2009. For more information email support AT optimalworkshop DOT com or visit http://www.optimalworkshop.com to find out more about the tools.

*AIIM eLearning and certificate programs allow you to make your own pace as you pursue courses in content management, records management, process management, information organization and access, enterprise 2.0, or email management. IAI Members are eligible for the AIIM member rate -http://iainstitute.org/en/learn/education/aiim.php.

*IAI members will also have exclusive first access to the Journal of Information Architecture's next issue Ð http://journalofia.org/

New from IAI partners

*Rosenfeld Media Books - Card Sorting: Designing Usable Categories by Donna Spencer


*Principles of Web Navigation: Advanced Design Techniques with James Kalbach June 16, 2009 (1-2pm EST)


*Peachpit Press Ð A Project Guide to UX Design by Russ Unger, Carolyn Chandler http://www.peachpit.com/search/index.aspx

New Events offering IAI member discounts - http://iainstitute.org/calendar/

UIE Roadshow - http://www.uie.com/events/roadshow/

UX Australia - http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/conference-2009/

Online Information UK - http://www.online-information.co.uk/index.html

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

To access discount codes contact Melissa Weaver at membership [at]iainstitute[dot] org or visit the Member Center "Member Discounts" page by logging in to http://iainstitute.org/join/

Want to promote your event or product though partnership or promotion with IAI? Contact.Melissa Weaver at membership [at]iainstitute[dot] org for more information.



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


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

Go visual in the June/July issue of the Asis&t Bulletin with a special section on Visual Representation, Search and Retrieval.



Boxes and Arrows - http://www.asis.org/bulletin.html

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.

UX Book Clubs: Coming to a city near you
by Steve Baty

With their interesting approach and engaging format, UX Book Clubs are sprouting up all over the globe. Steve Baty tells us about their genesis, the structure, and how the approach encourages new learning and participation.


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 effective use of Wikis in an enterprise setting.



Web Indexing SIG news

Selected comments on the winning submission of the 2009 Web Indexing Award are now available on the Web Indexing SIG website from:


The winner, as announced in the last newsletter, was Mary Russell, Australia, for the index to the Australian and New Zealand Society of Indexers (ANZSI) web site (the index is available at the bottom of each page).


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.

*New Event* UIE is giving IAI members a great discount ($125 off) to their new UIE Roadshow:

Secrets Behind Designing Great User Experiences. A full-day workshop, led by Jared Spool, based on 10 years of UIE's extensive research, that will deliver new insights and inspire your team to create the best user experiences.

- Seattle, WA on Tuesday, June 23, 2009
- Denver, CO on Thursday, June 25, 2009
- Washington, DC on Tuesday, June 30, 2009


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

*New Event* UX Australia
August 26-28, 2009
Canberra, Australia
Early bird prices through June 30

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

*New Event* Online Information UK
December 1-3, 2009
London, UK



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
Business News Americas, Santiago, NA CHL

Director of User Experience
The Talener Group, Denver, CO USA

Design Intern
Magnani Caruso Dutton, New York, NY USA

Job board newsletter archives are available at:


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