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.

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  • The Pimpformation Architect (InfoCamp 2009)

    1. 1. THE PIMPFORMATION ARCHITECT Michael Adcock InfoCamp 2009
    2. 2. HOLLA #infocamp @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net
    3. 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. 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. 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. 6. WHO AM I REALLY?
    7. 7. INFORMATION ARCHITECT? Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
    8. 8. IA: USER EXPERIENCE Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71781
    9. 9. IA: COMMUNICATION Taken from http://si658.danklyn.com/#71784
    10. 10. ANALYTICS
    11. 11. ORIGINS • Emergency Librarian Beth Sanderson* •I grabbed the domain (.com and .info) in October ’08 *Check out: www.bettergnomesandgarden.com
    12. 12. IA SUMMIT 2009
    13. 13. POST CONFERENCE = FLICKR
    14. 14. IDEA!
    15. 15. BRANDING
    16. 16. FIRST BLOG POST
    17. 17. LAME START
    18. 18. CONTEXT
    19. 19. COMMENTARY
    20. 20. CAPTURING MOMENTS
    21. 21. CAPTURING IDEAS
    22. 22. CUTE ISN’T ENOUGH
    23. 23. WEIRD IS BETTER
    24. 24. SHOUT OUT TO PEEPS
    25. 25. TOPICAL
    26. 26. PERSONALITIES
    27. 27. REDEFINING MOMENTS
    28. 28. KEEPIN’ IT REAL
    29. 29. LOU ROSENFELD’S BLOG
    30. 30. TWITTER COMES ALIVE
    31. 31. AND I GIVE THANKS
    32. 32. STATPRESS
    33. 33. MORE POSTS...
    34. 34. MORE POSTS...
    35. 35. MORE POSTS...
    36. 36. MORE POSTS...
    37. 37. MORE POSTS...
    38. 38. UNTIL I RAN OUT OF PHOTO IDEAS... Now what?
    39. 39. LOOK ELSEWHERE?
    40. 40. LIKE A BOSS
    41. 41. STILL TWEETIN’
    42. 42. HOLIDAYS
    43. 43. PERIODIC TABLES?
    44. 44. MOBILE
    45. 45. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
    46. 46. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
    47. 47. T-SHIRTS AND TRAFFIC
    48. 48. MORE TWEETS
    49. 49. CONNECTING WITH BLOGGERS
    50. 50. TWITTER
    51. 51. FACEBOOK
    52. 52. LOCAL ACTION
    53. 53. SAD TWEET :-(
    54. 54. IAI ELECTIONS
    55. 55. UX GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
    56. 56. LIVIA LABATE
    57. 57. JARED SPOOL
    58. 58. DAN WILLIS
    59. 59. NICK FINCK
    60. 60. HAPPY TWEETS
    61. 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. 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. 63. INTERESTING TWITS
    64. 64. IA INSTITUTE (SUMMER @ UW)
    65. 65. IA SUMMIT
    66. 66. DAN KLYN’S COURSE
    67. 67. QUESTIONS?
    68. 68. THANKS! (Enjoy InfoCamp!) @pimpia @adcockm pimpformationarchitect@gmail.com adcockm@usa.net

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