Many people can put together a website of a few pages or applications with a few function points, but they need guiding principles when asked to tackle solutions with hundreds of pages or dozens of function points and which function in a larger information ecosystem.
About the Presentation:
This presentation demonstrates some powerful perspectives from modern information architecture and user-centered design to help address these more complex situations with confidence and creativity.
The topics are:
- Understanding Information
- Information has an underlying structure as well as a surface realization.
- We can learn to work with the underlying structure as a design tool.
- Understanding Users
- Users have goals and strategies.
- We can learn to work with user goals and strategies as a design tool.
- Understanding Interplay
- We can learn how user considerations shape information structure.
- We can learn how information structure shapes user experience.
Date: Thursday, September 17, 2015
Time: 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. (doors open at 6:30pm)
Location: Innovate Calgary, 3553 – 31st Street NW (large boardroom) (map)
- Members: $15
- Non-members $30
- Students $10
- Guests $20
About our Speaker:
Martin Stares is a solutions consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in delivering information-rich collaborative solutions characterized by a judicious blend of information architecture, user considerations, and interaction design. Solutions types include intranets, portals, mobile solutions, web content management, and a large portfolio of custom designed web applications.
Currently, Martin is blogging and teaching (sometimes consulting) on these topics, under the name The Information Artichoke.