InfoCamp Recap

Hello ASIS&Ters! In case you didn’t get a chance to attend InfoCamp, here is a short recap of what was covered and who was there (sorry it’s a little late – we’re all students, too!).

Joan Vermette, User Experience Designer at Mad*Pow in Boston, kicked off InfoCamp with a fascinating talk about Organizational Parkour. The day continued with a variety of presentations on taxonomy design, UX, and job hunting (among other things). The unconference style encouraged a mix of formal presentations and informal conversations, which were a great way to learn about issues in the community of information professionals. If you want to learn more about some of the sessions, a number of the presentations are available as slide decks on the Infocamp website. You might also want to consider following some of the presenters on Twitter if you want to learn more about what they do as professionals.

The second day, Infocamp continued with the plenary presentation by HCDE professor Beth Kolko, who talked about disruptive technology, and many more great sessions. We tried to keep up to date on Twitter and Facebook, but inevitably there were more talks than ASIS&T officers to attend them!

ASIS&T was proud to be a Gold sponsor of Infocamp this year. Want to keep learning? Consider checking out one of the books we raffled off:

Pervasive Information Architecture: Designing Cross-Channel User Experiences

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites