September 2008 Archives

Content Analysis Slides from EuroIA 2008

I wanted to make a big shout out to all the folks who came to my talk at the EuroIA Conference today. Wow! Thanks! I had no idea so many people were interested in content analysis.

Here is a PDF version of the presentation: Content Analysis Slides [ PDF: 4.2 MB ]

And here is a link to a audit spreadsheet template that should get you going: Content Audit Template [Excel: 54 KB]

I am forming all kinds of things to talk about that I've learned here, but for now I need to get to bed if I have any chance of making to the morning sessions.

EuroIA Conference 2008

Tomorrow is the official start of the EuroIA Conference here in Amsterdam. I'm so excited to be able to be a part of it this year!

Adam Greenfield will be giving the opening keynote. I remember first hearing Adam speak at an IA Summit about the issues of IA in the international space, especially as related to the work he had done in Japan. He talk was incredibly insightful and I was able to use some of his ideas in my work at PeopleSoft. He also gave a talk at Adaptive Path when his book Everyware first came out. I always find Adam a very engaging speaker, bringing together points in ways that are insightful and clever and always make me think. I can't wait to hear what he has to say.

There are a slew of great speakers that have be lined up. Some are names that I know from the IA Summit and others are ones I'm looking forward to meeting. There are two tracks each day, and it's going to be hard to chose. I'm on opposite Eric Reiss, tomorrow at 2:30, and will be talking about content analysis and how to really understand all the stuff that builds up on a site.

IA Summit Call for Proposal

Call for Proposals: 10th Annual ASIS&T IA Summit
March 18-22, Memphis, Tennessee, US

The Information Architecture Summit is a premier gathering place for information architects and all those who touch on IA to discuss, share and learn more about information architecture. Last year's IA Summit attracted well over 600 attendees from a wide range of fields, from 21 countries, and from beginners to experienced IAs.

As this will be the 10th IA Summit, we are seeking proposals for presentations, panels, case studies, research papers, posters and pre-conference seminars, hands-on workshops and consortia that address this year's theme: Expanding Our Horizons.

Proposals can stretch this theme by looking back over our history, forward into emerging trends, platforms and technologies, in addition to addressing our core IA principles and the business of IA. The theme is wide open for interpretation and we look forward to seeing proposals that explore the field in ways that interest people most, and from a wide range of backgrounds, disciplines and functions.

Because user experience design is not just about methods and deliverables, but also about getting results for employers and clients, this year we will have a specific track devoted to business, strategy & management.

Building on the tradition from the past two events, we will continue to seek and present research papers that make empirical or theoretical contributions to information architecture. (You do not have to be affiliated with an academic institution to submit a research paper.)

We encourage submissions from both within the field of IA - practitioners, academics and students alike - and the related fields of library science, user experience, interaction design and user-centered design; as well as from those fields and disciplines that go beyond the traditional horizons of IA and the web.

How and when to submit:

For more information about the various tracks and how to submit a proposal, please see:

When: Now! We're currently accepting submissions until October 31st, 2008, if accepted we'll notify you via email during the first two weeks of January 2009.

For more information about the IA Summit and past events, please see:

90 Mobiles in 90 Days Party

Adaptive Path invites you to come celebrate the completion of Rachel Hinman's 90 Mobiles in 90 Days blog project.

WHEN: Wednesday, September 17, 2008 from 6:30pm - 8:30pm

DESCRIPTION: Our resident mobile design strategist, Rachel Hinman, took on the challenge of exploring a new idea for the mobile user experience every day for 90 days. September 17th marks the completion of her project and to celebrate Adaptive Path will be hosting a party that will include a discussion with Rachel about her experience. Come and celebrate!

Read about the project on the AP blog here:

Check out the project site here:

Party info here:

Champagne and nibbles will be provided.
Talk will start promptly at 7:15

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there!

WHERE: Adaptive Path
363 Brannan Street
San Francisco, California 94107

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