Well-mannered information architects can be found hidden away in a room constructing vocabularies, making up content models and doing whatever user analysis that gets assigned to them. This workshop is not for well-mannered information architects. It’s for the information architect who wants to get out and into the organization; to engage “upstream” with sponsors and stakeholders and fellow “downstream” contributors like designers and programmers. Come to this workshop with a project in mind and leave with a plan to storm your project team and get recognized in the enterprise!
In this workshop you will learn and practice:
- How to present yourself to project sponsors and design for them
- IA deliverables that define and guide a project
- Create IA deliverables that communicate a project idea
- How to move toward the center of any project you are in
- How to sit at the table with techies and have something significant to say
- Explore deliverables that bridge the logical world of the information architect and the physical world of implementers
About the speakers
Bob Boiko is a Principal Lecturer for the UW iSchool and president of Metatorial Services Inc, a micro-consultancy. Bob has designed and built systems for some of the world’s top technology corporations (including Microsoft, Motorola, and Boeing) and leading NGO’s (including the UN, Gates Foundation, and World Vision).
He is an author of the books Content Management Bible, Laughing at the CIO, a new six-part series called Information Systems from the Info Out, and the science fiction novel The Last Chameleon, which answers the question, “What if information really was power!”