REMINDER: PhillyCHI Meeting - Andrew Hinton, Wednesday, April 25, 2007

24 Apr 2007 - 2:01pm
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* Apologies for cross posting. Please join us at our monthly meeting
where Andrew Hinton will discuss communities of practice and the
challenges they present to designers. Refreshments served, thoughts
provoked. *

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Time: 6 – 8 pm
* Refreshments served from 6 – 6:30 pm *
Location: Berger Auditorium, Skirkanich Hall, University of Pennsylvania
210 South 33rd Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104
RSVP: phillyCHI at

"Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about." –
Cory Doctorow

How can design address the increasing demand for collaborative work,
meaningful conversation and social connection? In this presentation,
Andrew will explore how "Community of Practice" is more than just a
90s knowledge-management buzz-phrase. He will argue that it is an
important model for understanding group behavior – and one that is
becoming crucial to designing in the age of Wikipedia, MySpace and

Andrew will provide an essential understanding of "communities of
practice" and will look at information architecture as a handy
example. He will also examine how the concept helps designers in
planning for a variety of collaborative environments – from intranets
and medical forums to multiplayer games.

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