April 7-9 2000 Logan Airport Hilton Boston, MA

Steven Ritchey

    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).

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