Designing Information-Rich Solutions

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

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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.