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.
October 30/2012 Jeff Parks
The following are slides and sources from my talk at the 3rd annual UX Camp Ottawa conference. Many thanks to volunteers and organizers for a wonderful experience!
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.
June 25/2012 Nadine Tomlinson
In retrospect, my early school years were rife with lessons not normally taught in the classroom, although I did not realize that at the time. Outside of the fun, games, and fights, (the latter I steered clear of because, for one, I valued my body parts) one that springs to mind is the difficulty in being accepted by a clique. I’m not aware of the dynamics of this particular sub-culture internationally, but in Jamaica, it’s one of the threads in society’s fabric. I learned quickly and painfully that I would never be popular, and observed the suspicion with which a