2016 Main Conference Talk
Teaching is vital to our work. It’s impossible to structure information spaces in organizational contexts without helping clients and colleagues to understand what we recommend and why. Yet teaching is a literacy rarely taught, and the “sage on the stage” is our feckless default. We can do better. In this engaging session, you’ll learn to use organization, retrieval, interleaving, elaboration, and reflection to enhance memory and understanding. You’ll be a better teacher and learner. And, you’ll see why teaching and learning (and metacognition) are vital to the futures of information architecture, user experience, and content strategy.
About the speaker(s)
Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. His bestselling books include Information Architecture (the “polar bear book”), Intertwingled, Search Patterns, and Ambient Findability. He has been helping people to plan since 1994, and advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Macy’s, the National Cancer Institute, Quicken Loans, and Vodafone. His work has been covered by Business Week, NPR, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. His latest book is Planning for Everything: The Design of Paths and Goals.
Peter also annually heads the Polar Bear 5k Fun Run!