Sunday 7th April, 2013
9:30am to 10:15am
Thirteen years ago Gayle Curtis likened a “Big Information Architect” to “an orchestra conductor or film director, conceiving a vision and moving the team forward.” In the meantime, different-sized IAs gave way to UX designers, but in some shops there is another central role: product manager.
What you may be surprised to learn is that a substantial part of a product manager’s job is…information architecture. Describing a landscape, ecosystem, or roadmap and communicating a set of goals and priorities requires the exact meaning-mapping skills that IA is all about.
This panel features three people trained in IA and UX who are now filling a product role, to discover whether this parallel between “big” IA and product holds in other contexts, to discuss potential career paths, and to take questions from an audience that might be intrigued by the relationship.
Product Manager at Aver, Inc. We're changing healthcare for the better.
Hi, I'm xian! You may remember me from such books as Designing Social Interfaces and The Power of Many and such websites as Mediajunkie and Radio Free Blogistan bio from Twitter
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