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Spring Speaking: BlogTalk 2008 & The IA Summit

January 31st, 2008 — 3:27pm

Quick update on spring con­fer­ences: I’m speak­ing at Blogtalk 2008 in Cork (Ire­land) Feb­ru­ary , and the 2008 IA Sum­mit in Miami (SOBE — it’s sort of the US, but not entirely…) in April. This is my first Blogtalk con­fer­ence! I’m look­ing for­ward to meet­ing some new peo­ple and get­ting closer to the social soft­ware com­mu­nity.
At Blogtalk, my ses­sion is titled “The DIY Future: What Hap­pens When Every­one Designs Social Media? Prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions for han­dling new eth­i­cal dilem­mas“
Here’s an excerpt of the descrip­tion:
Both tra­di­tional design pro­fes­sion­als, and the grow­ing ranks of DIY design­ers, must be pre­pared to address the increased eth­i­cal com­plex­ity of the inte­grated expe­ri­ences of the future. This pre­sen­ta­tion will share prac­ti­cal sug­ges­tions for the design and archi­tec­ture of eth­i­cally sound social media using famil­iar expe­ri­ence design meth­ods and tech­niques.
Full details for the ses­sion and the rest of the pro­gram are avail­able at the Blogtalk site. I’m fol­low­ing Salim Ismail’s open­ing keynote. (Note to orga­niz­ers: No pres­sure in that at all, thanks…)
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At the IA Sum­mit, my ses­sion is “Effec­tive IA For Enter­prise Por­tals: The Build­ing Blocks Design Frame­work”. If you’ve been read­ing the series of arti­cles on the build­ing block in Boxes and Arrows, the talk will tie in nicely. If you’re new to the build­ing blocks or they’re out­side your prob­lem space, con­sider this a great look at a design frame­work in action.
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Here’s an excerpt of the descrip­tion:
Por­tal design efforts often quickly come to a point where their ini­tial infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture is unable to effec­tively accom­mo­date change and growth in types of users, con­tent, or func­tion­al­ity, thereby low­er­ing the qual­ity of the over­all user expe­ri­ence. This case study style pre­sen­ta­tion will demon­strate how a frame­work of stan­dard­ized infor­ma­tion archi­tec­ture build­ing blocks solved these recur­ring prob­lems of growth and change for a series of busi­ness intel­li­gence and enter­prise appli­ca­tion por­tals.
Full details for the ses­sion are avail­able from the IA Sum­mit web­site.
Both con­fer­ences look good. Make sure to say hello in the hallway!

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