The IA Summit closing plenary tradition started in 2005 as a way to bring the Summit to an end withan inquisitive session looking to the future of our practice and practitioners. The selection criteria for the closing plenary speaker is simple but important: an interesting voice from within our community with something meaningful to say about the direction of the practice.
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Memento Mori – a Latin phrase meaning “Remember your mortality”. Memento Mori art is that which is designed to remind us of our mortality and the fragility of human life.
Life brings with it many uncertainties. That we all die, however, is not negotiable. As technology creeps into more aspects of our personal lives, we must begin to consider what death means for the interactive technologies that we design and build. For example, have you ever considered what should happen to all your saved emails after you die? Whether you are designing banking systems, attempting to grow an online community, or building an online store for a retailer, there is no escaping human mortality. In this talk, I ask the audience to consider death and its impact on such interactive technologies.
Case studies from recent research relating to death, bereavement and memorialisation with respect to interactive technologies will be presented. The take-home message is that designers must consider the mortality of their users. Privacy issues can rear their ugly head upon death so it is better to be proactive rather than reactive. Additionally, digital content of the deceased can take on special meaning by the bereaved, so there are opportunities to contribute positively for those affected by the loss of a loved one when you are responsible for storing personal digital content.
The following will be discussed:
Why is considering death important?
What is happening in this space, particularly online?
How should design account for this?
What can interaction designers do?
The audience will also be asked to contribute examples and perspectives from their own experiences:
Have you any case studies relating to the mortality of your users? What happened?
Do you have policies surrounding what should happen when a user passes on?
What about privacy? What if you were approached by a family member to get access to some personal content that the deceased created in life? Should family members have access to such content?
This project is funded by the The Institute for a Broadband-Enabled Society (IBES).
Presented by Joji Mori
Jeremy Keith talks to Paul Boag about HTML5, responsive web design, organising conferences, content out and much more at our first Altitude event in Portsmouth.
Check out the other Q&A sessions with Robin Christopherson, Mike Kus
Fresh Squeezed Mobile is Breaking Development’s channel to get fresh ideas out there about mobile web development and design.
This week Karen McGrane joins us to talk about content strategy for mobile. We talk about creating resuable content, the problem with WYSIWYG’s, what voice means for content and the similarities between CMS design and vomit.
Simon van Wyk caught up with Lucas Challamel, Director Business Development ANZ, from Netbiscuits to further discuss exactly what mobile first means for businesses and brands. The pair discusses how businesses can adopt a mobile first approach to ensure that content is always perfectly optimised for the appropriate device whether it’s a smartphone or tablet device as well as a desktop computer.
They also touch on interesting new research from Google,who recently teamed with Sterling Brands and Ipsos to study the media habits of 1,611 people across the US and found that that sequential screening is common. In their study, smartphones were the most common starting point for many online activities, before users moved on to a PC, and some still to a tablet to complete the activity the same day.
In Episode 2 of the Together London Podcast, I speak to Sara Wachter-Boettcher, author of the upcoming Rosenfeld Media book “Content Everywhere”, about content strategy, future ready content, and how to change organisations.
In this episode we discuss: How to write 2,000-4,000 words a day The critical importance of brevity in the digital age Why every online writer should read (and study) The Shipping News 2 ways to find endless content ideas Why it took Chris 8 years to gain his first 100 subscribers Brogan’s best advice on how to create a valuable content platform
5by5 - The Web Ahead #20: Content Everywhere with Lyza Gardner
Author, speaker and developer Lyza Danger Gardner joins Jen Simmons to talk about how CMSes provide — or fail to provide — a platform for publishing content everywhere. How can we design & build a website that will publish everywhere and last long term?
UX for content makers: Helping online authors make great content using UX principles (10-minute talk) « UX Australia 2011
Five tips to focus content creators on the ‘why’ (eg objectives and strategies) of a new online initiative rather than the ‘how’ (eg a fancy drop down menu or twitter channel) based on two and a half years of content coaching in NSW government.
Karina has been working in the field of online user experience and visual design for over 15 years, focusing on intranet design for the past few years. Karina currently works at the NSW Department of Education, and is focused on improving internal communications through the intranet channel and social media.
Ellen has been working in communications for over ten years, starting out as a radio producer at the ABC and then moving to communications project work. She has been working on the intranet and Yammer with the NSW Department of Education and Training for the past two and half years.
Podcast: Finding and Creating Relevant Content — Strategies for Social Media | I'd Rather Be Writing
In the barrage of information created by all the social media channels, how can you find relevant content? How can you move past forms of noise to actually produce content that engages users? What forms of social media do students respond to the most? These are some of the questions we explored in a presentation I gave to Brigham Young University Provo students earlier this week. This podcast is a recording of the presentation.
The podcast is about an hour long, and I bookended the presentation with some thoughts before and after.
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