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.
About the speaker(s)
Peter Morville is a pioneer of information architecture and user experience. He is best known for being an author of the “polar bear book” on information architecture. His latest book Planning for Everything is about the design of paths and goals. Peter has been helping people to plan since 1994. Clients include AT&T, eBay, Harvard, IBM, the Library of Congress, Microsoft, the National Cancer Institute, and Vodafone. Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.
Peter also annually heads the IA Summit Polar Bear 5k Fun Run!