IAI Newsletter #4.8 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 Board of Directors Elections
* 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!

The IA Institute's Board of Directors elections start September 8, 2009.

Annual elections for the Information Architecture Institute's Board of Directors will be held from September 8 through September 14, 2009. Nominations have closed and our candidates will be displayed on our website. Visit our elections page to learn more -
http://iainstitute.org/en/about/people/election_2009.php

We urge all members to vote in this very important election. The IAI depends on the volunteer leadership of its board and we depend on members to choose those who will steward this organization into a new year.

To make sure you can participate check your membership status at http://signin.iainstitute.org/

Join IAI or renew your membership at http://iainstitute.org/join/

Please take a moment to look at our Candidates page and don't forget to vote starting on September 8, 2009.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Only members of the IA Institute may vote in the election. Ballots invitations will be sent via a Surveymonkey form to the email we have on record in the Member Center. This may or may not be the same email address you use for the IAI-Members list or other social media. If you are a member, please make sure that the email address is up to date or you will NOT receive a ballot invitation. You also must be sure that you are not blocking Surveymonkey invitations. If you have ever opted out of Surveymonkey, whether for IA Institute or any other organization's survey, your ballot will be blocked and you will not receive it. To opt back in, please go to Surveymonkey.com.

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WHAT'S NEW WITH OUR PARTNERS
ASIS&T Bulletin and Boxes and Arrows

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

August/September's issue has a special section on Information Architecture with guest editor Stacy Surla. Check out these can't miss articles from the field:

*A Tonic for the Busy Troops by Stacy Merrill Surla
*The Information Architecture of Social Experience Design: Five Principles, Five Anti-Patterns and 96 Patterns (in Three Buckets) by Christian Crumlish
*The Debut of Usable, Influential Content by Colleen Jones
*An Internet Watered Down by John Pettengill
*Gaming the Design: Using Game Desing Techniques in the Realm of Investing by Kellie Rae Carter and Dominic La Cava
*IA for the Rest of the World by Miles Rochford
*Lessons from Slime Mold: How to Survive and Thrive in Ever-Changing Organizational Environments by Kate Rutter

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Boxes and Arrows - http://www.boxesandarrows.com
The definitive source for the complex task of bringing architecture and design to the digital landscape.

A Wiser Interaction by Chris Baum and Jeff Parks
IxDA's conference brings a fresh program back to Savannah in 2010
http://boxesandarrows.com/view/a-wiser-interaction

Chris Baum talks with Bill DeRouchey about IxDA's Interaction 10 Conference, the intriguing new program, and how the IxDA is redesigning the conference based on lessons learned from previous years. Submissions are open until September 15.

IDEA 2009: An Interview with Thomas Malaby by Russ Unger
Living a Second Life in Online Worlds
http://boxesandarrows.com/view/idea-2009-an23

In preparation for IDEA 2009, Russ talks to Thomas Malaby about his experiences working in Second Life and the future of virtual worlds.

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

The Following events offer DISCOUNTS to IAI members.

Discount codes are available 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.

IA Institute's conference IDEA 2009
September 14 -16, 2009
Toronto, ON, Canada
http://ideaconference.org

Adaptive Path UX Week
September 15, 2009
San Francisco, CA, USA
http://www.uxweek.com/

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

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

OZ-IA 2009
October 2-3, 2009
Sydney, Australia
http://www.oz-ia.org/2009/

2nd SOA Symposium & 1st Cloud Symposium
October 22, 2009
Rotterdam, the Netherlands
http://www.doctrain.com

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

Canux: the Canadian User Experience Workshop
November 12, 2009
Banff, Alberta, Canada
http://canux.nform.ca

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/Experience Planner
The Designory, Greater Los Angeles Area, CA USA
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4871

User Experience Designer, San Carlos, CA
OSS, San Carlos, CA USA
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4870

Lead User Experience Designer - UX Architecture
Nokia, London, GBR
http://iainstitute.org/jobboard/jobs/job.php?id=4867

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

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