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IA Summit Closing Plenary

I’m about as proud of this talk as I am of anything I’ve done in recent memory. I hope you’ll read and/or listen to it.

Transcript

The full transcript and audio track, thanks to UIE, is available on the IA Summit website.

Transcript for IA Summit Closing Plenary

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The slides (and the audio as well) are on Slideshare.

Links

References I tweeted out during the talk.

The Sunday comic “Closer Than We Think” ran from 1958-63, via @paleofuture:
http://www.paleofuture.com/blog/2007/5/17/closer-than-we-think-1958-1963.html

A disturbing trend in UX books, from @a2slbailey: no mention of information architecture.
http://www.tidy-mind.com/2013/03/a-disturbing-trend-in-ux-books/

Two photos of St. Peter’s Square: one taken two years before the iPhone was released, and one today.
http://photoblog.nbcnews.com/_news/2013/03/14/17312316-witnessing-papal-history-changes-with-digital-age

Where no UX professional has gone before: Developer experience and the UX of APIs.
http://www.cmswire.com/cms/customer-experience/where-no-ux-professional-has-gone-before-sxsw-020132.php

Application programming Interfaces (APIs) are the life blood of the modern web.
http://onforb.es/WyHJEk

Why I don’t wireframe much, from @Cennydd:
http://www.cennydd.co.uk/2012/why-i-dont-wireframe-much

How do you communicate a complex content model? You use wireframes. (And a spreadsheet.)
https://groups.google.com/forum/?fromgroups=#!searchin/contentstrategy/wireframe/contentstrategy/la9UTEW84AE/Tc824ZEKvEIJ

You care about structured content for multi-channel publishing, buy Content Everywhere by @sara_ann_marie.
http://rosenfeldmedia.com/books/content-everywhere/

Content strategists AND designers are our friends, but Edward Tufte is right about IA: https://twitter.com/EdwardTufte/status/314082631966916608

Apparently user-centered design isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. http://alistapart.com/column/explaining-water-to-fish

The most obvious, ubiquitous, important realities are the ones that are the hardest to see and talk about. http://online.wsj.com/article/SB122178211966454607.html

If you’re considering graduate school, check out the MFA in Interaction Design at the School of Visual Arts: http://interactiondesign.sva.edu/

We need to change business, not become it, said @Cennydd at IA Summit 2011.
http://www.cennydd.co.uk/2011/fall-and-rise-of-ux/

Maxing out on technical skills doesn’t get you as far as developing soft skills.
http://askolivia.com/book/

Competent jerks, lovable fools, and the formation of social networks, from Harvard Business Review:
http://hbr.org/product/competent-jerks-lovable-fools-and-the-formation-of/an/R0506E-PDF-ENG

It’s the reward system, stupid. On the folly of rewarding A while hoping for B:
http://www.ou.edu/russell/UGcomp/Kerr.pdf

Cognitive empathy means you can see someone’s perspective. Compassion means you’re moved to help. http://danielgoleman.info/three-kinds-of-empathy-cognitive-emotional-compassionate/

We’ve a long way to go in developing empathy towards our clients, says @Mike_FTW in a video you must watch:
http://bit.ly/16kzKRh

Here’s how we work. Somebody calls up with a project; we do some stuff; and the money follows.
http://www.dubberly.com/wp-content/uploads/2008/06/ddo_designprocess.pdf

We killed our supply chain for new digital talent. http://www.slideshare.net/jennyatideagarden/managing-change-in-the-digital-environment-presentation

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