MLISSA Speaker Series presents:

Careers in Information Architecture and Design

Christina Wodtke & Scott Hirsch
Management Innovation Group

Friday, March 4, 2005 - 12:10 pm to 1:00 pm
Location: MS24
McGill Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
McLennan Library, Ground Level (enter off McTavish) [map]

Open to everyone!

Information architecture is an emerging field that focuses on the design and implementation of information environments. The profession draws students from a wide range of backgrounds, including library studies, computer science, communications, and visual design.

This presentation will consist of a short video of interviews with design managers, product managers, and directors of design from across Silicon Valley, discussing potential career paths for information architects and designers. Christina and Scott will follow the video with a general discussion and Q&A session that is sure to provide students with helpful insights into this promising field.

Speaker Bios

Christina Wodtke: Christina is a founding partner of the Management Innovation Group. Prior to founding MIG, Christina was director of design for Yahoo! Search and Marketplace, as well as a partner at the renowned user experience agency Carbon IQ. A relentless instigator, Christina founded Boxes and Arrows, an online magazine of design; founded the Asilomar Institute of Information Architecture; authored the bestselling book Information Architecture; Blueprints for the Web; and has spoken on the topic of the human experience in information spaces at conferences worldwide.

Scott Hirsch: Scott is a founding partner of the Management Innovation Group. Prior to founding MIG, Scott was Business Strategist for Adaptive Path, the leading user experience consultancy based in San Francisco, CA, where he launched their design valuation and business strategy practice. Scott has earned an MBA from the Haas School of Business at the University of California, Berkeley, and has been a featured speaker at Bay CHI, the fifth annual ASIS&T summit on information architecture, AIGA's Designing for User Experience, WebVisions, and Adaptive Path's User Experience Week.