I know, it’s been very quiet on this blog lately. Last time I wrote I had just missed a fine cocktail hour with the local IA’s in Amsterdam (and special guest Jesse James Garrett). In the meantime, I’ve had some intensive months with lots of designing, usability testing and writing. Unfortunately that meant less time (actually none) for blogging and reading Peter Morvilles latest book. I did however manage to fit in the 34’th IA cocktail hour last December (thanks Peter Boersma and Info.nl for organizing). Lees verder Happy New Interaction Design!
Yesterday I had planned to check up on Jesse James Garrett, who was in Amsterdam for a full-day workshop on “The Elements of User Experience”. Although I knew I couldn’t attend the workshop, I anticipated on going to the cocktail hour. However, I ended up being pretty exhausted from three days intensive usability testing.
The good news is: usability testing remains to be a fun and rewarding activity. We now have completed the testing sessions and collected very much rich information on how consumers use our client’s website, how they react on the information presented to them, what makes them buy or leave. Now it’s time to process all observations and present the highlights to our client. I am already curious as to the effects of this study.
The Information Architecture (IA) Summit is the premier event for information architects around the world. This year’s edition in Montreal was my first one and is without doubt the best conference I attended. And as of this month, Europe has its own edition: the EuroIA Summit.
The theme of this first European edition was “Building our community”. The share of Europeans on the American summits was not all that large, so gathering European IA’s was a logical first priority. Personally, I was delighted to see many Dutch attendees, some of whom I saw two days earlier on the SIGCHI.nl conference.
As regards content, these are my personal highlights of the first day of the first EuroIA. It took me a while, but better late than never. Lees verder The first European IA Summit (day 1)
The answer is: Cool Web 2.0 applications! Lees verder What do you get when you combine Ajax, XML, HTML, CSS and Flash?
Once you have decided to share your knowledge or managed that your professionals share theirs, the question arises how to deliver that knowledge. The possibilities are extensive: books, whitepapers, presentations, workshops, weblogs (blogs), you name it. The right medium depends on the content and the audience. But as long as the method does the job (communicating knowledge to its intended audience), it doesn’t really matter that much. Lees verder Filing and finding knowledge
Many organizations struggle with ‘knowledge’. Everyone thinks it’s important, many try to spread knowledge among employees by creating a knowledge base on their intranet, but only few really succeed. What does it take to manage knowledge? It starts with sharing. Lees verder Knowledge management starts with sharing
Ten years after the birth of the World Wide Web, people are talking about its next generation: Web 2.0. Especially in the IA community, the buzz of Web 2.0 has resulted in an intense global discussion about its meaning, possibilities and (business and social) impact. Lees verder Web 2.0: Let go, share, build upon others, free your data