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Volume 1, Issue 1 of the Journal of IA

The very first issue of the Journal of Information Architecture was published yesterday, after much dedication and tirelessness from contributors around the world. The Journal of Information Architecture is a peer-reviewed scholarly journal. Its aim is to facilitate the systematic development of the scientific body of knowledge in the field of information architecture. The long [Keep Reading…]

Do you know what you’re designing for?

The world is rapidly changing. Do you realize what is happening around you? Do you understand the context in which the products and services you help to create will be used, reused, and repurposed? Ecosystems are paradigms are shifting so dramatically that the research you do at the beginning of a project may no longer [Keep Reading…]

IA Summit 2009: A functional family reunion

Families fight. When you share that much time with the same people, and put your faith in them, and share a common history, and become reliant on one another’s successes, it’s very easy to feel disappointed and confused and argumentative when things don’t seem to be going right. But ultimately what allows you to express [Keep Reading…]

SxSW: One giant party

It has been a complete whirlwind two weeks and I’m finally starting to settle down (read: back on my couch). I went from SxSW Interactive in Austin, TX, straight to IA Summit in Memphis, TN, and somehow I got through it. It was my first time at SxSW and I had an absolute blast. The [Keep Reading…]

Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Charity Applied to Building Your Personal Brand

I’ve been thinking a lot about acts of giving lately. It’s been an incredible year for me and so many people have given me so much. It seems impossible to give back. In Judaism, it’s common to follow Maimonides’ Eight Levels of Tzedakah (the Hebrew word for charity or justice). The aim is to give [Keep Reading…]

Hanging out at IxDA’s Interaction09

I arrived in rainy Vancouver late last night on Cathay Pacific’s once-a-day non-stop flight from JFK, along with Lou Rosenfeld, Peter March and Liz Danzico. I’m here to attend Interaction|09, the second annual conference organized by the Interaction Design Association a.k.a. IxDA. If you’re here and we haven’t met yet, please come over and say [Keep Reading…]

Class Schedule for MFA in Interaction Design at SVA

A couple weeks ago I told you about the super awesome new MFA in Interaction Design program launching at the School of Visual Arts in New York City next fall. The first-year schedule is now public! Take a look… SEMESTER ONE, FALL 2009 Monday 2:00-4:50PM Strategic Innovation in Product/Service Design Monday 6:00-8:50PM Interaction Design Fundamentals [Keep Reading…]