Exploring and expanding the ontologies of         information architecture             Observations                  Stori...
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
(   )
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
Elephant in the room today
Snow   Semmelweis   Taylor
1854 Broad St. cholera outbreak
The Hemline Index
(psst…Eric…remember to talk about deconstruction and small data)
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
firmitas, utilitas, venustas
Marco Vitruvius Pollio
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
Source: Standard screen patterns by Theresa Neil
Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
Eric’s life-lesson #1Don’t worship the form.Embrace the content and context.
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
ag·ile                adj1 : able to move quickly and easily2 : mentally quick and resourceful
The three Scrum questions1. What did you do yesterday?2. What will you do today3. What is blocking your progress?
The three Scrum questions1. What did you do yesterday?  I sailed west.2. What will you do today?  Sail back to where I was...
My Favourite Process          DWYNTDTGTSDDo What You Need To Do To Get The Shit Done
Eric’s life-lesson #2Don’t become a slave to process.Break the rules.Accept the unexpected.
Some thoughts from today   It’s all Greek to me…   A firm notion   Big data, bigger insights   Putting the “A” into “IA”  ...
“There is nothing left to invent…”                   Charles H. Duell           U.S. Patent Commissioner, 1899            ...
Could there also be too muchcomplacency in our industry today?
Can we put our work into historical perspective?
1895   00   05   10   15   20   25   30   1935
First commercial  automobile                                                            Wall St. crash             First s...
First commercial  automobile                                                            Wall St. crash             First s...
First commercial  automobile                                                              Wall St. crash               Fir...
First commercial  automobile                                                              Wall St. crash               Fir...
So, we’re somewhere in the 1980s...
“Cease not to learn until thou cease to live. Think that day lost wherein thou draw’st no letter to make thyself more lear...
My big message:Don’t be complacent.   And you CAN change the world, so get on with it!
You can (usually) find Eric at:The FatDUX Group ApSStrandøre 15DK-2100 CopenhagenDenmarkOffice: (+45) 39 29 67 77Mobile: (...
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
Reiss WIAD Los Angeles 2013
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  1. 1. Exploring and expanding the ontologies of information architecture Observations Stories Lessons Eric Reiss @elreiss World IA Day 9 February 2013 Los Angeles, USA
  2. 2. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  3. 3. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  4. 4. ( )
  5. 5. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  6. 6. Elephant in the room today
  7. 7. Snow Semmelweis Taylor
  8. 8. 1854 Broad St. cholera outbreak
  9. 9. The Hemline Index
  10. 10. (psst…Eric…remember to talk about deconstruction and small data)
  11. 11. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  12. 12. firmitas, utilitas, venustas
  13. 13. Marco Vitruvius Pollio
  14. 14. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  15. 15. Source: Standard screen patterns by Theresa Neil
  16. 16. Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
  17. 17. Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
  18. 18. Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
  19. 19. Photos by Isabella J. Fortino
  20. 20. Eric’s life-lesson #1Don’t worship the form.Embrace the content and context.
  21. 21. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  22. 22. ag·ile adj1 : able to move quickly and easily2 : mentally quick and resourceful
  23. 23. The three Scrum questions1. What did you do yesterday?2. What will you do today3. What is blocking your progress?
  24. 24. The three Scrum questions1. What did you do yesterday? I sailed west.2. What will you do today? Sail back to where I was yesterday.3. What is blocking your progress? These fucking Scrum meetings!
  25. 25. My Favourite Process DWYNTDTGTSDDo What You Need To Do To Get The Shit Done
  26. 26. Eric’s life-lesson #2Don’t become a slave to process.Break the rules.Accept the unexpected.
  27. 27. Some thoughts from today It’s all Greek to me… A firm notion Big data, bigger insights Putting the “A” into “IA” Design or mass-production? Process or pedantry? The Charles H. Duell myth
  28. 28. “There is nothing left to invent…” Charles H. Duell U.S. Patent Commissioner, 1899 (an urban myth)
  29. 29. Could there also be too muchcomplacency in our industry today?
  30. 30. Can we put our work into historical perspective?
  31. 31. 1895 00 05 10 15 20 25 30 1935
  32. 32. First commercial automobile Wall St. crash First series-produced automobiles First assembly line1895 00 05 10 15 20 25 30 1935
  33. 33. First commercial automobile Wall St. crash First series-produced automobiles First assembly line1895 00 05 10 15 20 25 30 19351993 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 2001
  34. 34. First commercial automobile Wall St. crash First series-produced automobiles First assembly line1895 00 05 10 15 20 25 30 19351993 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 2001 First commercial CMS First commercial Dot-bomb websites First commercial web browser
  35. 35. First commercial automobile Wall St. crash First series-produced automobiles First assembly line1895 00 05 10 15 20 25 30 19351993 94 95 96 97 98 99 00 2001 First commercial CMS First commercial Dot-bomb websites First commercial web browser
  36. 36. So, we’re somewhere in the 1980s...
  37. 37. “Cease not to learn until thou cease to live. Think that day lost wherein thou draw’st no letter to make thyself more learn’d, wiser, and better.” Guy Du Faur de Pibrac
  38. 38. My big message:Don’t be complacent. And you CAN change the world, so get on with it!
  39. 39. You can (usually) find Eric at:The FatDUX Group ApSStrandøre 15DK-2100 CopenhagenDenmarkOffice: (+45) 39 29 67 77Mobile: (+45) 20 12 88 44Twitter: @elreisser@fatdux.comwww.fatdux.com
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