Architecture Leadership Seminar
Friday, full day session
Intended audience - Advanced - intended for leaders
at the organization and community level
This advanced, full-day seminar
(sponsored by AIfIA) is designed for information
architecture and user experience leaders who wish to engage the most important
and intractable problems faced by the architects of today's information systems.
Since the format is highly interactive, involving group discussions and break-out
sessions, attendance is limited to a maximum of 50 participants.
leaders will focus, motivate and organize the group's activities around pressing
topics. Scribes will be on hand to capture notes. The seminar will result in one
or more published articles. Proceeds from the seminar will go to support AIfIA.
Additional news and information about the Leadership Seminar is available
Peter Morville. "Strategy, Architecture and
We can't predict the future, but we shouldn't ignore
it either. Information architecture practice is being buffeted and transformed
by shifts in technology and the marketplace. By analyzing trends and exploring
possible futures, we can make better decisions today. Features: scenario planning
exercise (inspired by Global Business Network).
"The (Unfulfilled) Promise of Content Management Systems."
are the promises of CMS software and why haven't they been kept? Victor explores
how we can integrate software, metadata and content to enable smarter publishing.
Bring your own CMS challenges for the group to work through interactively.
Features: CMS war stories, semantic publishing technology, and a publishing process
Rashmi Sinha Ph.D.. "Building Bridges Between
Practice and Research."
Designing effective information architecture
requires an understanding of user needs and mental models. Drawing from research
in cognitive psychology and information science, Rashmi will discuss how to understand
the user better and how to use this information to create better metadata schemes,
search/browse interfaces and recommender systems.
Features: advanced card
sorting, creating personas (hands-on).
Louis Rosenfeld &
Karen McGrane. "Selling Information Architecture."
How can you
convincingly communicate the value of information architecture to the right people
at the right time? What flies and what flops? Lou and Karen challenge us to consider
new models of selling IA within and beyond our organizations. Includes: role-playing
exercise, special panel (sales successes and failures)
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