January 1/2013 Jeff Parks
In a world of such great uncertainty, why is not the evolution of our own thinking and the ideation of how we share ideas the highest of priorities? And by this I don’t mean evolving technologies but rather to question with conviction the diamond like resistance to change within organizations.
September 18/2012 Kate Wilhelm
When I started my role as an information architect over six years ago, I read Rosenfeld and Morville’s polar bear book, which demonstrated through both the author’s credentials (MLIS degrees), and some of the works they cited (like Marcia Bates’ excellent berrypicking article about online browsing and search behaviours), that information science is foundational to the IA discipline. So, while I learned on the job, I also began studying toward an MLIS degree. My goal was to become a better practitioner. And I learned a lot from the readings that I did in the foundation courses.
June 28/2012 Jeff Parks
Titles come and go in the design world. Today it is more important than ever to build strong relationships offline and start demonstrating our creative solutions to the business community.
April 26/2012 Jeff Parks
The following is a summary of my presentation at the 2012 Polish Information Architecture Summit in Warsaw, Poland this month. My heart felt thanks to the organizers and volunteers for your efforts in putting together a fantastic conference and for the honour of being your closing keynote.
April 19/2012 Jeff Parks
In 1968 Peter Drucker wrote a book with an elegant title, The Age of Discontinuity. In this book he identified four main topics which he believed would exert a profound influence on the shape of our world.