The Information Architect And The Fighter Pilot

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  • The Information Architect And The Fighter Pilot

    1. 1. Matthew Milan The Information Architect and the Fighter Pilot
    2. 2. Friday was a Howard Hughes kind of day
    3. 3. Warning! No Wireframes No Clear Answers No Happy Ending
    4. 4.
    5. 5. “ We are survival machines” Richard Dawkins
    6. 6. “ He who can handle the quickest rate of change survives” John Boyd
    7. 7. The purpose of this talk: To explore how the work of John Boyd can help us to think about the practice and discipline of Information Architecture
    8. 8. 1.John Boyd 2.Learning from Boyd 3.Plating the Bird
    9. 9. John Boyd 1
    10. 10. Themes
    11. 11. conflict
    12. 12. conflict emergence
    13. 13. conflict emergence destruction
    14. 14. conflict emergence destruction synthesis
    15. 15. conflict emergence destruction synthesis agility
    16. 16. conflict emergence destruction synthesis agility adaptation
    17. 17. conflict emergence destruction synthesis agility adaptation novelty
    18. 18. The Evolution of Boyd The Evolution of Boyd
    19. 19.
    20. 20. 1. The Fighter Pilot 2. The Fighter Mafia 3. Genghis John
    21. 21. John Boyd Fighter Pilot
    22. 22. 40 Second Boyd
    23. 23. Plating the Bird
    24. 24. Aerial Attack Study
    25. 25. Seeing Patterns
    26. 26. John Boyd Fighter Mafia
    27. 27. Fast Transients
    28. 28. EM Theory
    29. 29. The Father of F-16
    30. 30. Practice from Theory
    31. 31. John Boyd Genghis John
    32. 32. Slumming at the Pentagon
    33. 33. Changing the Game
    34. 34. Synthesis
    35. 35. The Snowmobile
    36. 36. Blitzkrieg
    37. 37. Maneuver Warfare
    38. 38. conflict emergence destruction synthesis agility adaptation novelty
    39. 39. Boyd’s Theory Boyd’s Theory
    40. 40. <ul><li>Destruction and Creation Patterns of Conflict Organic Design for Command and Control The Strategic Game of ? & ? Revelation A Discourse on Winning and Losing The Conceptual Spiral The Essence of Winning and Losing </li></ul>
    41. 41.
    42. 42. <ul><li>Observe Orient Decide Act </li></ul>
    43. 43. How the loop is often seen:
    44. 44. Observe Orient Act Decide
    45. 45. How Boyd saw the loop:
    46. 46.
    47. 47. More than just fast looping A way of thinking about survival and success
    48. 48. <ul><li>Destruction and Creation </li></ul>
    49. 49. Chi/Cheng
    50. 50. Cheng: Orthodox Expected
    51. 51. Chi: Unorthodox Unexpected
    52. 52. Novelty
    53. 53. Understanding Novelty allows us to create Novelty
    54. 54. Novelty produces change
    55. 55. Boyd left his theory deliberately incomplete
    56. 56. Boyd and Briefing Boyd and Briefing
    57. 57. A discourse to make the audience think
    58. 58. The snowmobile again
    59. 59. A loser is someone who cannot build snowmobiles when facing uncertainty and unpredictable change A winner is someone who can build snowmobiles and employ them in an appropriate fashion when facing uncertainty and unpredictable change
    60. 60. <ul><li>A discourse to make the audience think </li></ul>
    61. 61. Learning from Boyd 2
    62. 62. un Designing Experiences
    63. 63. organic design emergence
    64. 64. destruction creation
    65. 65. adaptation fast transients
    66. 66. novelty change
    67. 67. Cheng Chi
    68. 68.
    69. 69. Postmodern Strategist John Boyd
    70. 70. Godel Heisenberg Popper Kuhn Polanyi Dawkins Sun Tzu Liddell-Hart Clausewitz Napoleon
    71. 71. Proliferate discourses without trying to fit them into a permanent grid
    72. 72. Postmodern IA Postmodern IA
    73. 73. Is IA a postmodernist discipline?
    74. 74. complexity
    75. 75. contradiction
    76. 76. ambiguity
    77. 77. diversity
    78. 78. interconnectedness
    79. 79. Proliferate discourses without trying to fit them into a permanent grid
    80. 80. January 22 2002
    81. 81.
    82. 82. Are we closer to Boyd then we think?
    83. 83. Plating the Bird 3
    84. 84.
    85. 85. “ He who can handle the quickest rate of change survives”
    86. 86. Avro Arrow Avro Arrow
    87. 87.
    88. 88.
    89. 89. What killed the Avro Arrow?
    90. 90. Capability, but no adaptation in a changing environment
    91. 91. 2018
    92. 92. What killed information architecture?
    93. 93. Capability, but no adaptation in a changing environment RISK
    94. 94. 1/2 Information Architecture is a discipline
    95. 95. We overthink the damn thing.
    96. 96. Creation
    97. 97. Destruction
    98. 98. In IA terms:
    99. 99. Structure
    100. 100. Unstructure
    101. 101. We’re too passive about unstructuring things
    102. 102. We can’t adapt if we aren’t living in the loop
    103. 103. And we can’t live in the loop until we’re able to deconstruct.
    104. 104. The Conceptual Spiral Our Conceptual Spiral
    105. 105. <ul><li>a Exploration Thinking Learning Comprehending Discovering Doing Unlearning Shaping Innovating Achieving Relearning Adapting </li></ul>
    106. 106. Which Generates Insight Imagination Initiative
    107. 107. A paradigm for survival and growth
    108. 108. We need our own conceptual spiral
    109. 109. <ul><li>We need to get inside the loop </li></ul>
    110. 110. <ul><li>We need to focus more on the discourse </li></ul>
    111. 111. <ul><li>We need to brief more </li></ul>
    112. 112. <ul><li>We need to get better at breaking things </li></ul>
    113. 113. We need to embrace novelty
    114. 114. We need to Chi as well as Cheng
    115. 115. Boyd left his theory deliberately incomplete
    116. 116. So should we
    117. 117. This presentation is deliberately incomplete <ul><li>[email_address] [email_address] </li></ul>

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