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"Information Architecture"
with Mike Crandall

As the volume of information and data increase at an exponential pace,
more and more organizations are facing the issue of how to connect their
users with content that is needed to achieve the objectives of the
organization. In recent years, the discipline of Information
Architecture has grown in response to the need to codify the body of
practices and theory involved in this work. Ranging from analysis of
user and stakeholder requirements to the nuts and bolts of designing
taxonomies and search systems, IA has become a key component in the
design of small and large information systems. Take a brief look at
where IA fits in the organization and some of the primary functions that
information architects (IAs) perform through the use of case studies. A
brief examination of the costs and benefits of using IA in an
organization is discussed, along with resources for further

Thursday, October 26, 2006
3:00 PM ET 12:00 PM PT
1 hour - Audio Conference

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The Benefits

Hear strategies, tips and practices from an experienced practitioner
with years of experience in organizations such as Microsoft, the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Boeing Company.

Who Should Participate?

Anyone interested in structuring and managing information.

Key Topics You Will Explore

* What is information architecture (IA)
* Where does IA fit in an organization?
* What do IAs do?
* Examples of IA in action
* Benefits and Costs of IA
* Further IA resources

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About the presenter.....
Mike Crandall is a Senior Lecturer in The Information School at the
University of Washington, and current chair of the Masters of Science in
Information Management program. Prior to coming to the University of
Washington, he was technology manager for the US Library program of the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and helped develop the public access
computing portal WebJunction as well as place Internet connections and
computers in 14,000 public libraries throughout the United States. Prior
to the foundation, Mike worked on search technology and knowledge
organization for the intranet at Microsoft (MSWeb) and on information
architecture and online library services at Boeing. He has served on the
Dublin Core Metadata Board of Trustees since its inception in 2001, and
is active in ASIS&T. He is interested in public access computing, ICT in
developing countries, metadata and knowledge organization, social
dimensions of knowledge transfer and large scale information systems.

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