IA Summit 2008 – Call for Papers Deadline Reminder
12 Oct 2007 - 10:13am
A reminder that the submission deadline for the 2008 IA Summit in Miami is
October 31st. The summit is a great opportunity to share your ideas on IA
and UX, meet old friends, make new ones, network and generally have a fun
and thought provoking time. See the summit site for full details, www.iasummit.org.
2008 IA Summit Chair
> The Information Architecture Summit is the premier gathering place > for those interested in information architecture. The 2008 > conference will be the 9th IA Summit and will be held at the Hyatt > Regency Hotel in Miami, Florida, USA from April 12-14 with > pre-conference sessions from April 10-11. > > The 2007 IA Summit attracted over 570 attendees with varying degrees > of IA experience and from many related fields. Attendees are > passionate about information architecture and user experience and > many are actively involved in the community and the summit itself – > over 230 of the attendees provided feedback about the event with 93% > indicating that they would attend the summit again and 95% > indicating they would recommend the summit to a colleague. > > This is your chance to contribute and take part! We're now calling > for submissions for presentations, panels, research papers, > pre-conference workshops, posters and management track content. > > The 2008 theme of "Experiencing Information" shifts the focus back > to users. A user experience exists only to allow people to "do > things" (in the broadest sense ... buying books, sharing photos with > friends, looking something up on wikipedia, etc). > > What dimensions of information do users typically experience while > "doing things", and how can we design information environments that > best support these users and activities? Such dimensions might > include: > > - Information quantity and the experience of choice (e.g. Barry > Schwartz – The Paradox of Choice); > > - The timing of information encounters and information use ( e.g. > Jared Spool – "seducible moments"); > > - The subconscious consumption of information (e.g. BJ Fogg – > Persuasive Technology); > > - Rapid or intuitive processing of information (e.g. Malcolm > Gladwell – Blink); > > - The social and participatory aspects of information and > information communities (e.g. David Weinberger's work); > > - The wide range of information media: the Web, virtual worlds, > ubiquitous computing, mobile technology, physical > spaces (e.g. Joshua Prince-Ramus' and Michael Bierut's work) > > Proposals can address core IA principles, emerging trends and > technologies, the management of IA or UX teams, or the business of > IA. We are also interested in cross-disciplinary contributions to > the practice of IA from related fields such as library science, > user experience, interaction design, and user centered design. > > We encourage submissions from practitioners, managers, academics, > and students. We also enjoy hearing from developers, business > analysts, and others who work with information architects and/or > information architecture. > > For more information, details about submission procedures and > deadlines please see the summit website, www.iasummit.org. > > Richard Dalton > 2008 IA Summit Chair >
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