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Schedule of Events

Information Architecture "Making Connections"
March 21-23 Portland, OR
Hilton Portland

Friday March 21 Preconference Events
9:00 - 12:30
Pre-Conference Participants

Basic Meta Data and Taxonomy Design

 Latest Research in Web Site Usability  Information Architecture Leadership Seminar
12:00 - 1:30


1:00 - 5:00

 Intermediate/Advanced Taxonomy and Metadata Design

 Latest Research in Web Site Usability (cont.) Information Architecture Leadership Seminar (cont.)
6:00 - 7:30
All Conference Participants

Welcome reception and networking

Saturday March 22
8:30-10:00All Conference Participants

Stewart Brand

10:30-12:00Session 1Session 2 Session 3

WE ARE ALL CONNECTED - Architecture, Site Planning, Information Architecture, and People

Research Panel: Navigation and wayfinding in digital spaces- Does an underlying spatial metaphor make it easier for users to find information they are looking for?
The Sociobiology of Information Architecture - What do protozoa, birds and chimpanzees have to do with information architecture? More than you might think.

Model of Attraction -- providing a central framework to think about information


The Psychology of
Information Architecture
- Research from cognitive psychology informs the design of organization, labeling, and navigation systems by revealing the strengths and limitations of human information processing and storage/retrieval.
12:00 - 1:30 
1:30 - 3:00
Session 1Session 2 Session 3
 Designing a Usable Intranet for Wachovia Bank - Challenge: create a single intranet with a consistent user experience for two large, merging banking companies with numerous, disparate legacy intranet sites.
Using Personas and Scenarios to Guide the Site Redesign - demonstrates how three well-defined shopping personas and scenarios were used to guide the second site redesign for
Content Analysis and Modeling for BCCi - the content modeling of the English Regions' "Where I Live" sites that provide information to regional audiences. Redesign Project - outlines the successes and failures of a 9 month project to create a new

Ontology Development and Relationship Modeling for Enterprises and Enterprise Websites

Content Modeling and Analysis for EastEnders -- the extensive bottom-up content modeling and analysis for a wesite of the populare TV show
3:30 - 4:45Session 1Session 2 Session 3

Guidelines & Standards for Taxonomies & Other IA Controlled Vocabularies

Scent of a Web Page - the latest research in how designers control whether users find their content or not.
Tools for IA - The panel focuses on the technology you ought to be aware of to do IA.
5:00 - 6:00Session 1Session 2Session 3

The Accidental Thesaurus: Enhancing Search Precision through Manual-Selected "Best Bets"

Levels of order in a chaotic world: Using Verity's Intelligent Classifier to create a corporate taxonomy for an intranet search engine.Tax Services’ Public Website in the Netherlands
Designing a Search InterfaceRepresenting Many Voices: Challenges in Government Site Design
6:45 - 8:00 Session 1Session 2 Session 3



Information Overload: A Love Story
Sunday, March 23
8:30 - 9:30Session 1Session 2 Session 3
 Knowledge Compass: opening windows, punching holes in stovepipes, forming communities, connecting people to people.Kids in the Mi(d)st - the process of building a design team that includes people whose ages range from 9 to 55.
Persuasion Architecture – Waiting For Your Cat to Bark
9:30 - 10:30Session 1Session 2 Session 3
 Cross-Cultural Information Architecture: Lessons from Japan
Panel: Making Connections with Techies - five IA's and one IA-friendly programmer share their , tips and tricks for making connections with technical types to build sites.
Employees’ Experience Levels and the Relation to Usability in a Web-based Information System
Impact of behavioral-based user research on site design
11:00 - 12:30Session 1Session 2 Session 3
 Teaching Information Architecture
Selling the deliverable
Hypertext Gardens, Architecture, and IA
IA as conversation: It's not just what you say but how you say it
“A Spirit of Simplicity”: What Information Architects Can Learn from the Arts and Crafts Movement

1:30 - 2:30

Session 1Session 2 Session 3
 User Experience and IA
Metadata Harvesting

Information Architecture versus Visual Design: The Movie or When Worlds Collide: Collaborative friction between information Architecture and Visual Design
2:30 - 3:30
All Conference Participants
 Five Minute Madness
3:30 - 4:30
All Conference Participants
wrap up
Conference Chair


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