<ul><li>Shared online 3-D virtual environment (Web 3D) </li></ul><ul><li>Get tools and rules, make up your own goals </li>...
<ul><li>What are the opportunities for IA work in Web 3D environments like SL? </li></ul><ul><li>How can IAs use SL as a p...
<ul><li>Stacy Surla  (Stacy Narayan) IA Institute and others </li></ul><ul><li>Lori Bell  (Lorelei Junot)   Director of In...
 
 
<ul><li>Augmented the RL session with some SL  </li></ul><ul><li>Remote participants joined the meeting via SL </li></ul><...
Flex-track Session: Mixed Real Life / Second Life event with Skype
Panel Session: Mixed Real Life / Second Life event with Skype
<ul><li>I like all the panels, except the Second Life one. (Really, that woman had her baby up there gurgling away while s...
<ul><li>The way the web evolved gave rise to the need for IAs. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3-D poses info org and social network...
<ul><li>SL has many issues of particular interest to IAs.  </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors to SL locations often find them ...
<ul><li>Explore SL, WoW, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Visit &quot;Info Architecture&quot; island </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the Sum...
Presentation at Second Life Library (2006)
Info Architecture isle Info Architecture isle
A lovely lady with, really, a very lovely baby
Stacy Merrill Surla  |  Information Architect stacy<at>greenfx(dot)net
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The goal of this panel is to engage participants in exploring two questions: What roles can IAs play in shaping, building, and using these new environments? And what recommendations should we be making on integrating Web 3-D into the work of our businesses, schools, associations, and libraries?

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  • Slideshow remixed, for presentation at the DCIA (DC Information Architects) IA Summit Redux, May 12, 2007. Includes the best content from original &amp;quot;IA in Second Life&amp;quot; presentation plus &amp;quot;Using Game Platforms for Telepresencing,&amp;quot; and augmented with comments about the original panel trolled from blogs.
  • Information Architecture in Second Life

    1. 2. <ul><li>Shared online 3-D virtual environment (Web 3D) </li></ul><ul><li>Get tools and rules, make up your own goals </li></ul><ul><li>Products of your work belong to you </li></ul><ul><li>Aspects of SL that make it popular as a game also make it conducive to social networking </li></ul><ul><li>Used as a platform by universities, businesses, libraries, nonprofits… </li></ul>What's Second Life?
    2. 3. <ul><li>What are the opportunities for IA work in Web 3D environments like SL? </li></ul><ul><li>How can IAs use SL as a platform for collaboration and education? </li></ul><ul><li>Can we pull off a mixed reality panel discussion? </li></ul>Questions for the Panel
    3. 4. <ul><li>Stacy Surla (Stacy Narayan) IA Institute and others </li></ul><ul><li>Lori Bell (Lorelei Junot) Director of Innovation at the Alliance Library System; founder and chief librarian at SL Library 2.0 </li></ul><ul><li>Sarah Dilling (Sally Linden) Web developer at Linden Lab </li></ul><ul><li>Andrew Hinton (Banjo Quonset) Co-founder of IAI, IAI SL Initiative Leader, and Senior IA at Vanguard </li></ul><ul><li>Beth Kanter (Beth Kavka ) Trainer, blogger, and consultant to nonprofits in effective use of technology </li></ul><ul><li>Josh Knauer (Hayduke Ebisu ) MAYA Design; Envirolink Network, GreenMarketplace.com, Commonwealth Island </li></ul>Panelists
    4. 7. <ul><li>Augmented the RL session with some SL </li></ul><ul><li>Remote participants joined the meeting via SL </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrated SL and used IAI's SL space </li></ul>The Mixed Reality Part <ul><li>Requirements: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Hardware, connectivity in-room and remote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Skype in-room and remote </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Webcam in-room </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Basically, used Skype as our streaming server </li></ul><ul><li>It worked – awkwardly </li></ul>
    5. 8. Flex-track Session: Mixed Real Life / Second Life event with Skype
    6. 9. Panel Session: Mixed Real Life / Second Life event with Skype
    7. 10. <ul><li>I like all the panels, except the Second Life one. (Really, that woman had her baby up there gurgling away while she talked?) –anonymous </li></ul><ul><li>T he highlight of the session was while sitting in the beautifully designed IA Summit Office (there's a Herman Miller rug there), a female avatar walked up and said hello.  It was Peter Morville!  -Beth Kanter </li></ul><ul><li>Au récent IA Summit, qui s'est tenu à Vegas, une conférence a mis en lumière les défis qui se proposent aux architectes de l'information dans Second Life. &quot;Tous les défis auxquels sont confrontés les architectes de l'information dans la création d'environnements d'information sont présents dans les univers virtuels 3D&quot; -Benoît Drouillat </li></ul>What People Said About The Panel
    8. 11. <ul><li>The way the web evolved gave rise to the need for IAs. </li></ul><ul><li>Web 3-D poses info org and social networking puzzles, and like the web will benefit from IA approaches and solutions. </li></ul><ul><li>Several of the panelists actively and successfully use SL for community building </li></ul><ul><li>Orgs are still figuring out how to use Second Life </li></ul><ul><li>Linden Labs recognizes the need for IA, and is now hiring some </li></ul>The Panel's Observations
    9. 12. <ul><li>SL has many issues of particular interest to IAs. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Visitors to SL locations often find them difficult to navigate. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Organizing or discovering info about events and in-world content is a challenge. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Object browsing lacks a good solution </li></ul></ul>Observations (cont)
    10. 13. <ul><li>Explore SL, WoW, etc </li></ul><ul><li>Visit &quot;Info Architecture&quot; island </li></ul><ul><li>Attend the Summit Redux in SL (date TBA) </li></ul><ul><li>Join the IAI SL initiative </li></ul>What Can IAs Do to Learn More?
    11. 14. Presentation at Second Life Library (2006)
    12. 15. Info Architecture isle Info Architecture isle
    13. 16. A lovely lady with, really, a very lovely baby
    14. 17. Stacy Merrill Surla | Information Architect stacy<at>greenfx(dot)net
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