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InfoCamp Seattle 2008 Introduction


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Introduction presentation for the opening session of InfoCamp Seattle 2008, an un-conference for user-centered design, information architecture, librarianship, and information management.

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InfoCamp Seattle 2008 Introduction

  1. 1. Welcome to
  2. 2. The Big Idea.
  3. 3. Information is power.
  4. 4. a co l la b or a t iv e un -c o n f er e n ce fo r th e use r - c en t e re d inf o rm a t io n ind u s tr y
  5. 5. Power to the people.
  6. 6. Technology is...
  7. 7. ...potential?
  8. 8. Information Architecture Libraries HCI Usability User-Centered Design Technical Communication
  9. 9. Un-Conference
  10. 10. User-Centered Conference
  11. 11. Power to the people
  12. 12. How does it work?
  13. 13. 2 days
  14. 14. 45 minutes
  15. 15. User Generated Content and Fair Use * Emergency Librarians: Librarians as Heroic Action Figure * Semantic Technology & IA * The role of public libraries in knowledge cities * Knowledge Cities: the city as a KM system * Social Media - uses in and for organizations * Computer and Information Literacy - teaching techniques for formal and informal settings. * Prototyping 3D interfaces * What will software and information systems look like in 30 years? * Semi-automatic Geotagging of Field Photographs * A Database About Everything - Creating a Data Model for Structuring Unstructured Data About (almost) Anything * Getting a JOB in the IA/UX market - who's hiring, who and how they hire, etc. * Savvy career web profile uses * Controlling e-profiles and social networking instead of letting it control you. * Mobile tools for contractors/freelancers/career folks on the move * How to proceed with revising a public service web site * Axure is Visio on Crack: How to accomplish wireframes and a functional prototype at the same time * Low tech (or no tech) knowledge management systems in developing countries * Usability professionals don't care about privacy * Medpedia: healthcare informatics * Geoinformatics: Why You Need the Science, Why the Scientists Need You * IA/UX and Marketing - in many organizations, Marketing is doing work t h a t s i g n i f i c a n t l y i m pa c t s I A / U X . W h a t y o u n e e d t o k n o w a b o u t O n l i n e M a r k e t i n g i n o r d e r t o maximize UX influence and get the seat at the table. * Organizing Chaos - managing and expressing rate of change * User-Centered Information & Diagram Design: How to Make L a s a g n a I n s t e a d o f S pa g h e t t i * N e o n 4 A l l ! P u b l i c L i b r a r i e s I n c o r p o r a t i n g T e c h n o l o g y i n Holland * Accessibility and usability * Promoting ideas and brands using social media * User research techniques * IA and user testing for government websites * Critical skills towards getting an IA/UX job * How to interview for an IA/UX job * A 101 session on IA/UX concepts * Service design for libraries or other information-rich contexts * Georeferencing * Virtual reference services * Setting up an information brokering business * Why hasn't the internet fundamentally changed the finance & insurance industries, how is this stubbornness related to the current financial crisis, and how should these industries change to take advantage of the affordances provided by the internet? * Potential of multitouch in new media, consumer applications, home-brew projects, etc. * Incorporating online community experience into public library service * Discussion on if/how you handle content strategy in your organization * Discussion- why are most library databases kind of lame? How can we challenge our database providers to step up and provide rich user experiences for our pa t r o n s ? * Visually arranging and animating non numeric information to enhance understanding * The role of context and its implementation in IA * And more...
  16. 16. Your Conference
  17. 17. Anybody can.
  18. 18. Introductions
  19. 19. The Staff.
  20. 20. Aaron Louie Andrew Szydlowski Corprew Reed Genevieve Williams Joshua Walker Kathryn Whitenton Kristen Shuyler Rachel Elkington
  21. 21. ...and 38 volunteers
  22. 22. The Sponsors.
  23. 23. Your turn.
  24. 24. 8 seconds
  25. 25. Name Occupation +3 more words