Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience. His bestselling books include Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, Intertwingled, Search Patterns, and Ambient Findability. He advises clients such as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, Macy’s, Vodafone, the Library of Congress, and the National Cancer Institute. He has delivered conference keynotes and workshops in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. His work has been covered by BusinessWeek, NPR, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. He lives in Ann Arbor with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.
Peter also annually heads the IA Summit Polar Bear Fun Run!
IA Summit 2016 Main Conference Talk
Topic(s): academia and techniques
Teaching is vital to our work. It’s impossible to structure information spaces in organizational contexts without helping clients and colleagues to understand what we recommend and why. Yet teaching is a literacy rarely taught, and the “sage on the stage” is our feckless default. We can do better. In this engaging session, you’ll learn to use organization, retrieval, interleaving, elaboration, and reflection to enhance memory and understanding. You’ll be a better teacher and learner. And, you’ll see why teaching and learning (and metacognition) are vital to the futures of information architecture, user experience, and content strategy.