IAI Newsletter #4.7 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

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

Greetings IA Institute!

This year we have been greatl expanding our member discounts programs include books and webinars. In July, VizThink joined UIE and Rosenfeld Media in offering IAI members discounts for virtual seminars and webinars. Check out these upcoming offerings:

*VizThink Webinar, July 30 - Agile Presenting: Engage your audience and introduce interactivity to your presentation with Heather Gold and John Vlismas
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000983.php

*UIE Virtual Seminar, July 30 - Comps vs. Code with Ethan Marcotte
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000985.php

*Rosenfeld Media is currently planning their Fall webinar lineup but IAI members receive a 20% discount on recordings of past workshops:
http://www.rosenfeldmedia.com/webinars/

Access Member Discounts page in our Member Center
http://signin.iainstitute.org

Not a Member? Join IAI and start using our benefits
http://iainstitute.org/join/

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IDEA NEWS

The IDEA Conference is coming up. Registration is open and sponsorships are available and you can now follow us on Twitter: @IDEA09.

Registration: http://ideaconference.org/2009/Register/
Sponsorship Information: http://ideaconference.org/2009/Sponsors/

IDEA brings together leading interaction design thinkers from across the globe, and challenges them: to share beyond the concepts that inspire them most, and deliver practical guidance for attendees to begin making an immediate difference in the networked world of today and tomorrow.

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

Delve:UI Masterclass on Designing (Web) User Interfaces
August 05, 2009
New York, NY, USA
http://www.delvenyc.com/

Adaptive Path UX Week
September 15, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000980.php

Ark Group Information Architecture Forum and Workshop
September 30, 2009
Designing and managing information structures for improved access and usability Sydney, Australia
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000982.php

To join IAI, sign up online at http://signin.iainstitute.org
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WHAT'S NEW WITH OUR PARTNERS

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.

Using Wikis to Document UI Specifications
How your design team can benefit from wiki collaboration while avoiding its pitfalls
by Peter Gremett
http://boxesandarrows.com/view/using-wikis-to

As Agile gains momentum as a development approach of choice, documenting design becomes a challenge. Peter Gremett shows how using a wiki to capture your design is a great way tobe adaptive as you build and deliver product to customers.

UI Pattern Documentation Review
by Patrick Stapleton
http://boxesandarrows.com/view/ui-pattern

Patrick Stapleton takes a look at some of the world's most popular pattern libraries and presents the case for a standard approach to documentation and categorization

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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/

Discount 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.

Delve:UI Masterclass on Designing (Web) User Interfaces
August 05, 2009
New York, NY, USA
http://www.delvenyc.com/
RSVP to receive member discount

UX Australia
August 26-28, 2009
Canberra, Australia
http://www.uxaustralia.com.au/

IDEA
September 14 -16, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada
http://ideaconference.org

Adaptive Path UX Week
September 15, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000980.php

Euro IA
September 25-26, 2009
Copenhagen, Denmark
http://www.euroia.org/

Ark Group Information Architecture Forum and Workshop
September 30, 2009
Designing and managing information structures for improved access and usability Sydney, Australia
http://iainstitute.org/calendar/000982.php

Documentation and Training East
October 27-30, 2009
Waltham, MA
http://www.doctrain.com

Adaptive Path UX Intensive - Washington DC
November 02, 2009
Washington, DC, USA
http://adaptivepath.com/events/2009/uxi/

Enterprise Search Summit West
November 17-19, 2009
San Jose, CA, USA
http://enterprisesearchsummit.com/west2009/

Online Information UK
December 1-3, 2009
London, UK
http://www.online-information.co.uk/index.html

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IAI JOB POSTINGS

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 Sport
BBC, London, White City GBR
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4679

Interaction Designer
Aquent, Englewood, CO USA
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4677

Manager: Taxonomy
mark.schraad@searshc.com, Chicago, IL USA
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4671

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

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