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  1. Gaming the Design: Using Game Design Techniques in the Realm of Investing – Dominic La Cava and Kellie Rae Carter [IA Summit 09]

    Games have a central goal in their design: to keep people playing. Games use a variety of interactive and immersive techniques to create a play space, techniques that are useful to designers of more work-oriented or transaction-based interactions. These other interactive spaces, in fact, have the exact opposite goal: to reduce the time users spend on the task or interaction.

    In this presentation, Dominic La Cava, Senior Information Architect at Vanguard, and Kellie Rae CarterUX researcher at Comcast Interactive Media, demonstrate how one design team incorporated game techniques into a redesign project.

    From http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-day-3

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  2. Discovering & Mining The Everyday – Richard Ziade & Tim Meaney

    In our world today, machines are an indelible part of our everyday lives. We rely on powerful devices to help us find information, organize our lives and make decisions. What if all these machines that help us in our everyday lives actually “listened” to our actions? One of the most challenging aspects of the Semantic Web is introducing its concept and benefits to the everyday population. But do we really have to?

    In this talk, Arc90 partners Richard Ziade and Timothy Meaney contrast the way we make discoveries today – by testing theories within controlled environments – to a world where correlations can be discovered by simply peering into and querying data gathered out of our everyday actions.

    From http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-day-2

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  3. Business-Centered Design – Christina Wodtke [IA Summit 09 - Day 2]

    We are all big fans of user-centered design, and all of us have tried our hand at CSS or database design. But somewhere along the way, the third leg of the tripod got lost: business.

    It’s critical to know what your business model is. Without this information, you have no idea which actions of the user are valuable and which are not. And without knowing that, you are as likely to spend hours working on an aspect of the website that delivers no value as one that does. This is not usually a fatal mistake in a large corporation, but in a start-up it can literally kill the company.

    In this talk, Christina Wodtke, founder of Boxes and Arrows and product developer at LinkedIn, walks through the most common business models, the desired user behavior that supports them, and how those business models affect the architecture of the website including features and functionality.

    From http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-day-2

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  4. IA Summit 09 - Keynote

    Michael Wesch opened the IA Summit this year with an inspired keynote that provides a fresh and ambitious direction for all designers. He points out that our “audiences” aren’t audiences at all, but rather creators, and our job is not to lecture but to enable. With this new approach comes not only design challenges but the joy of reconnecting people to each other, which he illustrated with a series of extraordinary video clips.

    http://www.boxesandarrows.com/view/ia-summit-09-keynote

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