Senior Information Architect, USWeb/CKS
As an information architect, Steve develops a web site's conceptual model. He specifies the functionality, content, and presentation flow that most effectively meet
users' needs and support clients' business goals. Some of Steve's methods and tools include use case and scenario analyses, process flow diagrams, storyboards, sequence diagrams, rapid prototypes, and visual site
models. USWeb/CKS clients who have benefited from Steve's thinking include AOL Travel, USAToday.com, and Alta Vista. Before joining USWeb/CKS, Steve worked as an information architect at the World Bank and
International Monetary Fund, where he architected large, database-driven intranet sites, news/research feeds, and knowledge management systems. Also, through Info.Design--an information architecture firm he helped
start--Steve consulted corporate, government, and non-profit clients. He also developed and taught the first information architecture courses in the Washington D.C./Northern Virginia area. Steve's path to
information architecture includes two years of technical writing and editing, coursework for a PhD. in American Literature (University of Maryland), as well as a B.A. and M.A. in English (University of North Texas).