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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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The Pimpformation Architect (InfoCamp 2009) The Pimpformation Architect (InfoCamp 2009) Presentation Transcript

  • THE PIMPFORMATION ARCHITECT Michael Adcock InfoCamp 2009
  • HOLLA #infocamp @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net
  • 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
  • HOW’S IT GOING TO GO? • Introductions and Definitions • The Story of the Pimpformation Architect • Lessons Learned • Interesting IA/UX Resources • Your Questions
  • 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. :-)
  • WHO AM I REALLY?
  • INFORMATION ARCHITECT? Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
  • IA: USER EXPERIENCE Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
  • IA: COMMUNICATION Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71784
  • ANALYTICS
  • ORIGINS • Emergency Librarian Beth Sanderson* •I grabbed the domain (.com and .info) in October ’08 *Check out: www.bettergnomesandgarden.com
  • IA SUMMIT 2009
  • POST CONFERENCE = FLICKR
  • IDEA!
  • BRANDING
  • FIRST BLOG POST
  • LAME START
  • CONTEXT
  • COMMENTARY
  • CAPTURING MOMENTS
  • CAPTURING IDEAS
  • CUTE ISN’T ENOUGH
  • WEIRD IS BETTER
  • SHOUT OUT TO PEEPS
  • TOPICAL
  • PERSONALITIES
  • REDEFINING MOMENTS
  • KEEPIN’ IT REAL
  • LOU ROSENFELD’S BLOG
  • TWITTER COMES ALIVE
  • AND I GIVE THANKS
  • STATPRESS
  • MORE POSTS...
  • MORE POSTS...
  • MORE POSTS...
  • MORE POSTS...
  • MORE POSTS...
  • UNTIL I RAN OUT OF PHOTO IDEAS... Now what?
  • LOOK ELSEWHERE?
  • LIKE A BOSS
  • STILL TWEETIN’
  • HOLIDAYS
  • PERIODIC TABLES?
  • MOBILE
  • T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
  • MORE TWEETS
  • CONNECTING WITH BLOGGERS
  • TWITTER
  • FACEBOOK
  • LOCAL ACTION
  • SAD TWEET :-(
  • IAI ELECTIONS
  • UX GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
  • LIVIA LABATE
  • JARED SPOOL
  • DAN WILLIS
  • NICK FINCK
  • HAPPY TWEETS
  • 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.
  • 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! :-)
  • INTERESTING TWITS
  • IA INSTITUTE (SUMMER @ UW)
  • IA SUMMIT
  • DAN KLYN’S COURSE
  • QUESTIONS?
  • THANKS! (Enjoy InfoCamp!) @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net