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How to talk to Google Home

Lightning talk presented at Web Directions ‘What do you know’, Melbourne 15 March 2018

Posted in interaction design, Past, presentations

Lumping, splitting; us and them: How not to be evil with categories

As embodied humans we spend an incredible amount of brain power categorising everything we come into contact with – it’s our way of dealing with huge amounts of detail. As designers, we take this into our work – using categories

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

Classification, cognition and the future of UX work

Come and learn about how categories, concepts and language work in our brains. An understanding of this is fundamentally important in any UX work that involves categorising, grouping and describing ideas with language. It’s only going to get more important

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

IA keynote

Keynote presentation, World IA Day Singapore. No idea yet what I’m going to talk about

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The FAQ of IA

In this presentation, Donna will talk about the questions that she’s been asked over and over again in her 15 years of information architecture work. And she won’t only talk about the questions…she’ll answer them too! Information architecture work is

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Search behaviours for government services

Donna recently undertook a crazy task – analysing 13,000 inward search terms to key government websites – just to see if there was anything interesting in the way people look for government services and information. Join her to learn what

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

The materials of design

There are a wide range of design disciplines, all with surprising similarity in how they are practiced. But with such similarity, why is it almost impossible for us to move from one to another – why can’t a digital designer

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

Navigating large sites on small screens

This presentation will explore the navigation challenge for large sites being used on small screens. It will go back to first principles and look at the purpose of various navigation types then explore ways of achieving the same goal via

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations

How to test an information architecture

Learn when & why to test, how to set up online and offline testing, how to run the test, how to interpret the outcomes and figure out what to do with what you learned. Find out more at UX Wellington

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Introduction to information architecture

In this virtual seminar, you’ll learn all about information architecture – what it is, why it’s so important to do well and the major things to do and not to do.

Posted in information architecture, Past, presentations