San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Check out our new venue for our Special Guest speaker Peter Moreville: If you haven't reserved your ticket yet - please do so! Due to high demand, please bring your eventbrite ticket to use as your free lunch voucher.
The Architecture of Understanding
We think we're designing software, websites, and experiences. But we're not. We are agents of change. Our systems shape belief and behavior at scale. If we hope to be better, empathy for the user isn't enough. We must also wrangle with culture, governance, methods, metrics, and the false dichotimies of mind-body and plan-build, because the things we make are reflections of how we see and sort ourselves.
In this spirited tour of information architecture, organization strategy, and systems thinking, Peter Morville draws from his new book, Intertwingled, to reveal how everything is connected from code to culture.
About the presenter:
Peter Morville is a pioneer of the fields of information architecture and user experience.
His best-selling books include Information Architecture (the "polar bear book"), Ambient Findability, Search Patterns, and Intertwingled.
He advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, Harvard, IBM, Macy's, the Library of Congress, and the National Cancer Institute. His work has been covered by Business Week, The Economist, NPR, and The Wall Street Journal. Peter lives in Ann Arbor, Michigan with his wife, two daughters, and a dog named Knowsy.
To learn more about Peter, you may visit his website at http://semanticstudios.com/
Who is invited?
This is a free event and open to the public. The talk will be relevant for business analysts, managers and SharePoint developers. It will also be of interest to information professionals, user experience designers, digital architects, and anyone else interested in the future of information. However, anyone else that is interested is also invited. Space is limited, so register early. You are welcome to invite other participants. We ask that everyone who is planning on attending, to please register, so that we have an accurate lunch count. If we “sell out” then we may be able to only let registered people attend.
NWSPUG meetings are always organized by NWSPUG board members, so what makes this event different? NWSPUG has partnered with Tech Toledo for this meeting only, due to the nature of our speaker and topic. A special thanks to Tech Toledo for assisting NWSPUG with advertising and organizing for our June event.
Warnock Tanner & Associates, Inc. will be providing lunch.
Warnock, Tanner & Associates, Inc. is a premier IT service provider that uses Best Practices to separate itself from other leading IT consulting firms with savvy and effective business solutions. WTA is a partner and reseller of Microsoft and Oracle products, and specializes in custom development, SharePoint, Database Administration & Application Integration.
WTA has been in business since 1993 and is headquartered in Maumee, Ohio.
Special Thanks to additional contributing sponsors:
Vistula Garage, 610 N Superior St, Toledo OH 43604. Enter the parking garage via Orange Street. Charge will be $6 for 4 hours.
Directions to the Auditorium from Vistula Garage:
Walk through the tunnel under Summit Street to One SeaGate. Take the escalator up to the first floor. Check in down the hallway from the 5/3 ATM. No need to sign in at the security desk.