[Asis-l] ASIST 4/18/2002 Dinner Program

Stephen H. Spohn, Jr. sspohnjr at wam.umd.edu
Wed Apr 10 19:23:26 EDT 2002

Hi Everyone,

I'm resending this announcement because there are still a few seats
available.  Instructions for placing your reservation are in the message
below.  There may be some flexibility with the Monday registration
deadline if there is still room.  (Sorry for any duplication.)

Hope to see some of you there!
Steve  :)

American Society for Information Science & Technology: Potomac Valley

Presents a Dinner Meeting, Presentation and Discussion

Thom Haller on Information Architecture:  "Architecting Usable
Helping Users GAIN"

DATE:  Thursday, April 18, 2002

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 15, 2002

     6:30     Social
     7:00     Full Buffet Dinner
     8:00     Presentation and Discussion

PLACE:    Catholic University of America Life Cycle Institute Auditorium
          Click here for the campus map:
          Directions to campus: http://publicaffairs.cua.edu/direct.htm

MENU:     A hearty buffet with a variety of dishes for all tastes,

DETAILS:  http://studentorg.cua.edu/asis/  
          Metro:  Brookland-CUA (Red Line)
          Parking available near the Life Cycle Institute and Marist
(see campus map).

TOPIC:    "Architecting Usable Information: Helping Users GAIN"

Websites are performance tools. As users, we enter the information space
find information and use it, and hopefully we'll appreciate the
As developers, we seek to craft communication products with the user in
mind.  As business professionals, we seek to present our positions
and see some value in having done so.  Each of us -- users, developers,
and businesspeople rely on one thing to communicate our message:
How can we structure information so it supports the user?  In this
presentation, participants will have an opportunity to explore ways the
interacts with the structure of web documents.  Specifically, they need
information to be: structured graphically to support them; they need the
information to enable them to act, they need to be able to see the
interconnections in the information; and they need to be able to
the information space. 

Thom's presentation style ensures "a good time will be had by all."
have the opportunity to learn, laugh, and explain to others how you can
structure information so everyone gains.

PRESENTER:  Thom Haller of Info.Design

Thom Haller, teacher, speaker, writer and user-advocate, founded
to apply the science of information architecture in the workplace. In
capacity as trainer and consultant, he helps organizations and
agencies structure information so people can find it, use it, and
the experience.  Schooled in rhetoric, Thom worked for several years as
consultant in professional services firms. But because of his interest
in synthesizing information and sharing it with others, Thom was drawn
teaching and making principles available to people who need to apply
and articulate our rationale.  Thom teaches courses in Business Writing,
Technical Writing, Writing for the Web, Information Architecture,
Information Design, Creative Nonfiction Writing, and other
understanding-focused courses. He is an instructor with The University
Maryland 's Professional Writing Program, Georgetown University 's
for Professional Development, and USDA Graduate School.  He serves on
Board of Directors for the International Association of Professional
Communications Consultants.  His advocacy was profiled in Communications
Transactions, a publication of the IEEE.  


Please circle one:

     $25.00  ASIS&T Members
     $30.00  Non-members
     $20.00  Students


Name: ________________________________________________________________
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Please print out and mail the form with your check or credit card
information, made payable to ASIS&T/PVC. Mail to Jon Simons c/o
10818 Crippen Vale Court, Reston, VA
20194-1419.  You will receive a confirmation.

DEADLINE:  April 15, 2002

Questions?  Call Deborah Barreau at (202) 319-5551.  Email:
barreau at cua.edu

Visit the ASIS&T CUA website at:  http://studentorg.cua.edu/asis/

Stephen H. Spohn, Jr.
Government Documents & Maps, University of Maryland Libraries
4118 McKeldin Library, College Park MD 20742-7011
sspohnjr at wam.umd.edu * 301-314-1356 * 301-314-5651 fax

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