Archive for the ‘IA Methods’ Category

Interview with Jacco Nieuwland

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Jacco_jpgJacco Nieuwland - Information Architect from Netherlands/Holland

At the EURO IA in Berlin I also had the pleasure to talk to Jacco Nieuwland who’s an Information Architect from the Netherlands. Jacco and I had a quick talk right at his booth during the poster session. What he introduced me to was Swipr, a very interesting IA tool or better be said IA deliverable which he and his company user intelligence developed to communicate their concepts with their clients. It sounds very interesting since it merges flow charts and wireframes.

I have to admit there was a little too much background noise and I hope you excuse this.

Podcast of this Interview - 14:13 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_jacco_nieuwland.mp3

 
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Interview with Stig Anders

Sunday, October 15th, 2006

Stig_jpgStig Anders - Information Architect from Denmark

Stig Anders is a well known Information Architect and active in the IA Society since a long time. It’s always interesting to hear form his european point of view, how he think’s the profession of IA is developing. On the other hand as an IA consultant he has convincing thoughts about communicating the value of IA to his clients. At the beginning of our talk he told me how he grew into the this exiting business and also gave me his answers on the next trends of IA. Let’s hear this interview with Stig Anders…

Podcast of this Interview - 31:02 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_stig_anders.mp3

 
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Interview Christina Wodtke and Harry Max

Thursday, July 20th, 2006

Christina_harryYour’re now listening to a new episode (from IA Voice) – it’s an interview with Christina Wodtke and Harry Max. We had a interesting talk down in the restaurant from the conference hotel of the IA Summit. And some answers were even answered by Christina’s baby which was also part of the interview as you will hear. Let’s hear all of it…

Podcast of this Interview - 34:19 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_christina_wodtke_and_harry_max.mp3

Christina Wodtke wrote the following book:

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Interview with MAYA

Thursday, May 4th, 2006

MayaInterview with the Information Designers Aradna Goel and Paul Gould

In this episode you listen to an interview with Aradna Goel and Paul Gould from Maya. The two of them presented some outstanding projects which have a lot to do with the future of IA that Peter Morville calls the merging of the digital and the physical world. Listen to some of their ideas right here in the interview…

(Note: I’m sorry, at some points my questions are way too long
[*] = better skip my too long questioning)

Podcast of this Interview - 40:26 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_maya_design.mp3

Quick Jump: Questions in this Interview (select time on your audio player)

01:03 minute
- What are your main reasons for being at the IA summit?
03:26 minute - How do you define yourself - IAs?
05:42 minute - “IA brings in the layer of logic…”
06:14 minute - IA title is not necessary in order to be one
08:04 minute - [*] …Talking about the great MAYA deliverables/ case study
09:30 minute - [*] …Going into User Experience
10:10 minute - Talking user classification and information levels
14:12 minute - Understanding the users and getting clients to that thinking
17:11 minute - Where’s the leverage to tell the client the right way?
18:40 minute - When asking clients about customers…
19:48 minute - Does it also have to do with your philosophy at MAYA?
23:17 minute - Great benefit in looking at something from different views
23:56 minute - Talking about healthcare project examples
27:42 minute - Comparing IT infrastructure in a hospital with the physical
28:40 minute - where IA fits really in the picture…
31:28 minute - Question on a interesting new way of persona deliverable
35:00 minute - Where do you see IA in the future?

Further Information on the MAYA projects and the case study mention during the interview:
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Interview with Jesse James Garrett

Saturday, April 15th, 2006

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Interview with Jesse James Garrett - IA Author and one inventor of AJAX

Please enjoy the upcoming interview with Jesse James Garrett at the IA Summit. Jesse is the famous author of the IA book “The elements of User Experience“, a founder of Adaptive Path and he created the definition
of AJAX.
It took me about three days to get him for this interview. But finally he gave some quite interesting answers. - Here they are …

Podcast of this Interview - 28:36 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_jesse_james_garrett.mp3

Quick Jump: Questions in this Interview (select time on your audio player)

00:52 minute - main reasons for being at the IA Summit?
01:39 minute - something specific that attracts you to IA?
03:28 minute - How do you define IA for yourself?
05:15 minute - So IA is bridging also the digital and the physical?
05:05 minute - How important is bottom-up information architecture?
07:46 minute - so do innovations in KM needs bottom-up IA?
08:39 minute - What are your experiences with buying in?
10:00 minute - Where does IA have strong leverage?
12:15 minute - Companies which to create semantic networks?
13:56 minute - Context Europe- advice for bigger corporations about IA?
15:40 minute - Where’s the benefit for the healthcare sector in IA?
17:37 minute - Considering target audiences in Healthcare?
19:22 minute - Some explantions about the methods in JJG’s famous book?
24:57 minute - In your opinion, where is IA heading?

Further Information on Jesse James Garrett:

 
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Interview with Geoff Froh

Thursday, April 13th, 2006

Goeff3Interview with the Information Architect Geoff Froh

Please enjoy the upcoming interview with Geoff Froh. Geoff is an IA and Tech Director of a large Archive Digital Video and a master student in the University of Washington in the Information school.
I met Geoff at the IA Summit In a very interesting preconference seminar with the title “ Writing Business Requirements for Information Architects”. Let’s hear Geoff …

Podcast of this Interview - 18:36 minutes

Podcast-Link ia_voice_interview_geoff_froh.mp3

Questions in this Interview (select time on your audio player)
00:52 minute - Main reasons for being at the IA Summit?
01:20 minute - Since when working as an Information Architect?
02:26 minute - Something specific that attracts you to this field?
02:45 minute - How to sell IA to a potential client?
03:40 minute - Do IAs have to learn more business language?
04:30 minute - In which context do you see IA?
05:40 minute - Strong leverage of IA(analysis, strategic, conceptional)?
06:30 minute - IA in US and Europe?
08:57 minute - IA - where’s the benefit for the healthcare sector?
10:32 minute - IA in Healthcare Knowledge Management Applications?
12:48 minute - Should corporations increase IA processes and methodologies?
14:12 minute - What methods shouldn’t be missing in an IA project?
15:50 minute - In your opinion, where is IA heading?
17:05 minute - Any new challenges?

 
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Interview with Dr David Weinberger

Wednesday, April 12th, 2006

DavidInterview with the Author and Information Philosoph Dr. David Weinberger

In this episode – I have an interview with Dr. David Weinberger who was holding the keynote speech at the IA Summit 2006 about some new ways of thinking in Information Architecture. He was also holding a speach at the Ars Electronica with the title “When things aren’t What They Are“.
We talked about them here in the interview. And despite he claims that he doesn’t see himself as an IA he has

Podcast-Link - 27:24 minutes

ia_voice_interview_dr_david_weinberger.mp3

Questions in this Interview (select time on your audio player)
00:55 minute - Reasons for being at the IA Summit?
02:10 minute - What do you see as your basic “IA”mission?
03:55 minute - …Why we organise in hierarchical trees…
05:53 minute - Are we witnessing the dissolving of hierarchies?
07:22 minute - Is information defined in a new philisophic way now?
14:00 minute - What would you tell companies to create semantic networks..?
14:28 minute - What would you tell a client that doesn’t understand tagging?
15:35 minute - Can tagging creat individual taxinomies?
17:37 minute - Tag sreams and tag clouds?
19:40 minute - IA in Healthcare Business?
20:42 minute - …how I would sneek into tagging system (knowlede management)
23:06 minute - Where is IA heading in your opinion?

Further Information on Dr David Weinberger

 
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