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The Pimpformation Architect (InfoCamp 2009)

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The Pimpformation Architect describes how he reached out to the IA/UX community using Wordpress and other social media, the response he received, and what he learned.

The Pimpformation Architect describes how he reached out to the IA/UX community using Wordpress and other social media, the response he received, and what he learned.

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  • 1. THE PIMPFORMATION ARCHITECT Michael Adcock InfoCamp 2009
  • 2. HOLLA #infocamp @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net
  • 3. WHAT AM I DOING HERE? Exploring UX Delight Interest Concepts Engagement Exploring Branding Marketing Social Media Sharing with a IAI IA Summit Community UW iSchool You! Revealing myself
  • 4. HOW’S IT GOING TO GO? • Introductions and Definitions • The Story of the Pimpformation Architect • Lessons Learned • Interesting IA/UX Resources • Your Questions
  • 5. WHO AM I? • Aspiring IA/UX Designer • 2008 MLIS Grad, UW Information School • 10 years of software development experience in Seattle area • Computer Science degree • Freelancing and looking for a job. :-)
  • 6. WHO AM I REALLY?
  • 7. INFORMATION ARCHITECT? Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
  • 8. IA: USER EXPERIENCE Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
  • 9. IA: COMMUNICATION Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71784
  • 10. ANALYTICS
  • 11. ORIGINS • Emergency Librarian Beth Sanderson* •I grabbed the domain (.com and .info) in October ’08 *Check out: www.bettergnomesandgarden.com
  • 12. IA SUMMIT 2009
  • 13. POST CONFERENCE = FLICKR
  • 14. IDEA!
  • 15. BRANDING
  • 16. FIRST BLOG POST
  • 17. LAME START
  • 18. CONTEXT
  • 19. COMMENTARY
  • 20. CAPTURING MOMENTS
  • 21. CAPTURING IDEAS
  • 22. CUTE ISN’T ENOUGH
  • 23. WEIRD IS BETTER
  • 24. SHOUT OUT TO PEEPS
  • 25. TOPICAL
  • 26. PERSONALITIES
  • 27. REDEFINING MOMENTS
  • 28. KEEPIN’ IT REAL
  • 29. LOU ROSENFELD’S BLOG
  • 30. TWITTER COMES ALIVE
  • 31. AND I GIVE THANKS
  • 32. STATPRESS
  • 33. MORE POSTS...
  • 34. MORE POSTS...
  • 35. MORE POSTS...
  • 36. MORE POSTS...
  • 37. MORE POSTS...
  • 38. UNTIL I RAN OUT OF PHOTO IDEAS... Now what?
  • 39. LOOK ELSEWHERE?
  • 40. LIKE A BOSS
  • 41. STILL TWEETIN’
  • 42. HOLIDAYS
  • 43. PERIODIC TABLES?
  • 44. MOBILE
  • 45. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • 46. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • 47. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • 48. MORE TWEETS
  • 49. CONNECTING WITH BLOGGERS
  • 50. TWITTER
  • 51. FACEBOOK
  • 52. LOCAL ACTION
  • 53. SAD TWEET :-(
  • 54. IAI ELECTIONS
  • 55. UX GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
  • 56. LIVIA LABATE
  • 57. JARED SPOOL
  • 58. DAN WILLIS
  • 59. NICK FINCK
  • 60. HAPPY TWEETS
  • 61. LESSONS LEARNED • WordPress was easy to set up and tweak • (plugins of note: adsense manager, akismet, emo vote, google analyticator, statpress reloaded, twitter tools, wordpress mobile edition) • Twitter can be used lots of ways, and how you use it is a personal choice. • Broadcasting blog updates is easy • Figuringout who to follow is not. On the plus side, it’s easy to stop following someone.
  • 62. LESSONS LEARNED • Talk to people directly, and let them know you appreciate what they do (tweets, blog posts, etc.) • Doing something crazy can sometimes pay off! • The IA/UX community is made of win. • Hopefully you learned other stuff too! :-)
  • 63. INTERESTING TWITS
  • 64. IA INSTITUTE (SUMMER @ UW)
  • 65. IA SUMMIT
  • 66. DAN KLYN’S COURSE
  • 67. QUESTIONS?
  • 68. THANKS! (Enjoy InfoCamp!) @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net