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Watch Nick Finck’s “Crafting Interactions with OmniGraffle” talk at Omnigroup

Nick Finck has been focused on mobile UX and IA over the last seven years. In that time, OmniGraffle has been the tool to design interfaces to “help (people) and make their day better.” Nick talks to the people at Omnigroup about using OmniGraffle within the discipline of interaction design […]

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Information Design Talks & Workshops User Experience

Information Architecture and Wayfinding

Students will understand principles of creating sensible, comprehensible, memorable, and convenient information architecture by organising the content and the tasks to be performed on their interactive product […]

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Design Innovation Readings

Listen to Chris Baum’s “Leaping Into Indie UX” Talk from Boxes and Arrows

In this episode Chris Baum speaks with Donna Spencer, Lynne Polischuik, Justin Davis and Erin Jo Richey at the 2012 IA Summit about their interactive panel discussion Taking the Plunge: Diving Into Indie UX […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Listen to Daniel Brown’s “Eight Principles of Information Architecture” talk at IA Summit 2010

Daniel Brown talks about eight principles of information architecture that influence the rules and frameworks that govern the experience, why each is important, and why they are immutable […]

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Design Economics Information Technology Readings Trend Watching

Listen to Don Turnbull & John Tolva’s “Metropolitan Information Architecture: The future of UX, Databases, and the (Information) Architecture of complex, urban environments” talk at IA Summit 2010

How does information architecture and design synchronize with urban architecture? How does mobile communication and web culture impact the streetscape?

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Design Information Technology Innovation Software

Listen to Kevin Wick’s “Going Interactive: How we stopped making static wireframes and started making prototypes” talk at IA Summit 2010

Looking for more effective ways to communicate your research and designs? Kevin Wick says one way to do that is to stop creating static, paper-based wireframes and to start creating browser-based, interactive prototypes […]

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Design Information Technology Innovation Trend Watching

Listen to Kate Rutter’s “See, Sort, Sketch: Pen & Paper Techniques for Getting From Research to Design” talk at IA Summit 2010

In this talk, Kate Rutter gives you a taste-test of methods and activities that leverage the power of pen and paper as open, participatory tools in the research analysis process […]

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Design Information Technology Software

Watch Peter Morville’s “The Future of Search” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

In this talk, Peter Morvile defines a pattern language for search that embraces user psychology and behavior, multisensory interaction, and emerging technology […]

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Watch Christopher Fahey’s “The Human Interface (or:Why Products are People too)” talk at IxDA | Interaction ‘10 Conference

We can no longer ask users to think like machines just to be able to use software. This talk explores diverse areas of non-digital human experience – including language and theater, neurology and sociology – in order to frame and showcase some of the most exciting current and emerging user experience design practices, both on the web and in other media such as video games and the arts. The objective is quite simply to inspire designers to humanize their interfaces […]

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Design Readings

Listen to Adrienne Massanari’s “Personas and politics: The Discursive Construction of The User” talk at IA Summit 2009

Adrienne Massanari, Instructor of New/Digital Media in the School of Communication at Loyola University – Chicago, assesses the problematic relationship between new media designers and “users” in texts written about user-centered design […]