George Robertson’s research

Mike Pell pointed me to the web site of George Robertson, of Microsoft Research.

George’s Recent Publications and Talks will likely be of interest to brad lauster (dot com) readers. Specifically (the reason I posted this in Interaction Design), “Leveraging Human Capabilities” [power point].

Also interesting, with perhaps more of an Information Architecture bent is, “From Hierarchies to Polyarchies: Visualizing Multiple Relationships” [power point].

Back from the IA Summit

Hi everyone! I’m back from the IA Summit. The conference was GREAT, but access to the internet from the hotel sucked – hence no posts while I was there (I wouldn’t have had time anyway).

Over the next few days I’ll be collecting and refining my thoughts on what I heard, saw, thought and learned. You can be sure I’ll put everything online for your perusal.

I met so many intelligent, fun people that I feel compelled to get all link-slutty, so here goes:

I met Karl Fast, Matt Jones, Joshua Kaufman, Steve Krug, Jeff Lash, Victor Lombardi, Cinnamon Melchor, George Olsen, Eric Reiss, Lou Rosenfeld, Paula Thornton, Thomas Vander Wal and John Zapolski.

I also met a bunch of other great people – I’m still sorting through the business cards. I promise to post more soon!

IA Summit 2002

Tomorrow morning I’m leaving for Baltimore. My destination? The IA Summit.

I’m scheduled to help the folks from CarbonIQ with their Usability Testing for Information Architects seminar. It’s going to be lots of fun.

Other than that, besides the regular conference proceedings, I’m wide open! Let’s meet and grab a drink. Look for me…I’ll probably be wearing my brad lauster (dot com) belt – sorry, I don’t have a pic, but it looks just like the top of my website: three bands of green.

Boxes and Arrows

A really nice collection of articles is now online for the first issue of Boxes and Arrows.

To paraphrase their description:
Boxes and Arrows is a peer-written journal dedicated to discussing, improving and promoting the work of the digital design community which includes, among others, information architects, information designers, interaction designers (who are way cooler than everyone else) and interface designers.   😉

New terms of service for comments

Dear brad lauster (dot com) readers,
I updated the Comments form and added a “Terms of Service.” It’s very straight forward. It says:

1. Your name and email address are required to comment, but your email will never appear on brad lauster (dot com). It only gets sent to me via email, so I can reply directly to you, if I feel like it.
2. I will NEVER sell or give your email address to anyone, without your permission, period.
3. Oh yeah! I reserve the right to delete stupid comments.

I’d love to get your reaction to the terms of service. Will you be more likely to post a comment, knowing what happens to your email address, or less likely to comment, now that an email address is required…or do you feel another way all together?