Speaking & Workshopping

I am fortunate to have had the honor of giving talks, workshops, and keynote presentations all over the world. Here you'll find selections from a few recent events. Are you organizing a conference or event you'd like me to speak at or participate in? I'd love to hear about it!

Language Arts for the Lizard Brain

Here are the slides and a complete transcript of my 2017 Information Architecture Summit talk on language, cognition, and vocabulary design, delivered this March in Vancouver, BC. This is the latest iteration of a topic I first presented at Taxonomy Bootcamp in Washington, DC in November 2016. ... continue reading

Designing for the Human Scale

This last February I had the honor of giving the opening keynote at World IA Day in Zurich, Switzerland. Here are the slides and a complete transcript of my talk, “Designing for the Human Scale.” ... continue reading

Desiring Ecologies - Meaning-Making in the Network Wilderness

Here are the slides and a complete transcript of my 2015 Information Architecture Summit talk on information design for emerging organic networks. This is the latest iteration of a topic I had the honor and privilege to deliver at the Italian IA Summit in Bologna (as the Keynote talk), and at Seattle’s inaugural World IA Day event. In each of these cases, my goal was to explore how an ecological approach to information spaces can help us design more effectively in complex and unpredictable environments. ... continue reading