The Information Architecture Institute
A conference on designing
complex information spaces of all kinds.
New York City, October 4 and 5, 2007

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We’re an actual “podcast”!


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Thanks to the efforts of David Sturtz, the audio from IDEA is now available in handy-dandy podcast form, for consumption in your podcast tool of choice.

Direct from iTunes.

Channel on Odeo.

Original podcast feed.

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Audio and some slides


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We have audio from every talk, and slides from many of them, free for download. Enjoy!

Day 1

Peter Merholz’ Introduction. Slides (PDF), MP3

Linda Stone. No slides, MP3. Questions and answers MP3.

David Guiney, Designing Across Multiple Media for the National Park Service. Slides to come, MP3
David Guiney, Addressing the Challenges of Designing for the National Park Service. Slides to come, MP3.

Dave Cronin, Art for the public: supporting a visitor-directed museum experience. Slides, MP3.

Jake Barton, Interaction Design in a Physical Space. Slides (PDF), MP3. Jake also showed a few movies during his talk: Building Timelapse movie. Jetblue booth movie. Timescapes sample chapter movie.

Ian White, The Design of Data. Slides (PDF), MP3.

Ali Sant, TRACE: Mapping the Emerging Urban Landscape. Slides to come, Part 1 MP3, Part 2 MP3.

Day 2

Stamen Design, Project Work. Slides with no movies (7.37 MB PPT), Slides with movies (164.78MB ZIP), MP3.
Fernanda Viegas, Democratizing Visualization. Slides (PPT), MP3.
Stamen and Fernanda Question and Answer. MP3.

Dan Hill, The New Media. Slides (PDF), MP3.

Next-Generation Libraries panel:

  • Deborah Jacobs, No slides, MP3
  • Ed Vielmetti, No slides, MP3
  • Paul Gould, Slides (PPT), MP3
  • Question and Answer. MP3

Robert Kalin, O Advantageous Interfaces! Slides (on Rob’s site), MP3.

Bruce Sterling, Closing Keynote. No slides. MP3.

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We have a final program!


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With the National Park Service rejoining us, the program for the IDEA Conference is now final!

And what a collection of people — a museum designer (Jake Barton), two interaction designers (Dave Cronin and Dan Hill), two information visualizers (Mike Migurski and Fernanda Viegas), a communication designer (Paul Gould), a design planner and former Park Ranger (David Guiney) a librarian (Deborah Jacobs), a media artist (Ali Sant), an author (Bruce Sterling), a consultant (Linda Stone), a computer networking pioneer (Ed Vielmetti), a geographic information systems technologist (Ian White), and whatever Robert Kalin labels himself.

All of them are brought together in their work designing complex information spaces — some times web, sometimes environmental, sometimes media.

Given this collection of folks, I’m certain this is going to be an amazing event.

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Discount Registration Deadline Extended!


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So many folks are traveling in August, it seemed unfair to not let them take part in the discounted registration. We’ve extended the deadline to September 15 to allow folks to register after returning from vacation.

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Sigh. NPS can’t make it.


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I found out today that the National Park Service representative had to back out of her commitment to IDEA.

So, I’m on the lookout for someone engaged in information-dense service design to come speak. If you know someone, email idea2006 AT iainstitute.org

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Welcome to the IDEA Conference Blog


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Over the next few months leading to the conference, and probably for a little while afterward, this blog will be the main source of news and information about the forthcoming IDEA conference. There will be links to concepts related to the conference, interviews with conference presenters, and who knows what else. So grab our RSS feed and stay tuned!

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