2006 brought us a refreshing version of the annual information architecture retreat. Here we’ve collected some testimonies from what happened that Noveber weekend in Santa Cruz, Chile.
The annual IA Summit turned seven this year in Vancouver, and old-timers and first-timers (in just about equal parts) turned up to hear and be heard on topics of tagging, social systems, business strategy, and of course wireframes. Oh, and even more tagging.
Session summaries for presentations on Saturday, March 25, 2006.
Summaries for presentations on Sunday, March 26, 2006.
Session summaries for presentations on Monday, March 27, 2006.
Where Participants are Part of the Program
The BarCamp “un-conference” recently held in New York City featured presenters as participants and participants as planners. This community-developed event provided the opportunity for open-source supporters to share their newest ideas as well as float in-progress concepts. Read more about this unconventional approach to bringing together people and ideas.
The European IA Summit 2005 offered an outstanding line-up of speakers. Couldn’t make it? Find out when happened. In this article, Deborah Gover reviews some of the program highlights.
Enterprise information architecture, cross-cultural issues, user experiences for complex systems, oh my: a review of this year’s IA Retreat: “New Challenges in Information Architecture.” The future is here.
In an attempt to bring IAs in Germany together, members of the IA Institute organized a small conference in Frankfurt on Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, 2005. James Kalbach shares an overview of the conference with B&A.
Beyond technology and technique, this year’s summit revealed that the goals of information architecture are evolving beyond the usual ones of retrieval via search and browse. Boxes and Arrows shares some thoughts on the event, it’s future and short summaries of many sessions.