Archive for August 2006


Moving announcement, recent work, events...

August 6th, 2006 — 9:00pm

I’m pleased to announce an impend­ing plat­form change for JoeLamantia.com. No, this isn’t a switch in blog­ging pack­ages. It’s a move to New York (city!) that’s been in-progress for a while, and will take place at the end of the month (just a few weeks!). To make it seem a hard-won prize, I should note that we sur­vived sev­eral heat waves and tor­ren­tial down­pours, in addi­tion to fac­ing the cus­tom­ary inten­sity of the New York real estate mar­ket. Tales of brav­ery aside, all the adven­ture leaves us very much look­ing for­ward to unpack­ing and set­tling in soon. Look for an impromptu side­walk sale Brook­lyn while the truck is unloaded, as we real­ize exactly what will and will not fit into our new (smaller!) home in lovely Brook­lyn…
Beyond mov­ing, lots of good stuff is hap­pen­ing. Some of the things I’ll try to catch up on and post on in more detail when life set­tles down:

  • Recent work with topic maps
  • Recent work design­ing a faceted clas­si­fi­ca­tion sys­tem and faceted brows­ing experience
  • Poten­tial ways to quickly refine and eval­u­ate a facet sys­tem by involv­ing users — includ­ing cus­tomers — in iter­a­tive facet design and prototyping
  • Plan­ning for the first stages of an enter­prise meta­data effort
  • A tag cloud related project that will (I hope, pend­ing my travel sched­ule…) launch soon. Call to action: I’ve recruited one brave soul to help with this effort already, but there are many oth­ers with very inter­est­ing things to say on the sub­ject of tag clouds — please drop me a line if you’d like to be involved.

There are some very inter­est­ing IA-related events com­ing up: Oz-IA, EURO IA, and IDEA 2006 (I’ll be at this one). Too many good events for my travel bud­get, but hav­ing many good choices is a much bet­ter dilemma than hav­ing none at all…

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