The rise of social media and sharing sites—like YouTube, Digg and Flickr—has meant new challenges for information architects. Such sites demonstrate how the information discovery experience is enriched by the addition of a social dimension. IAs working on findability for all sorts of sites must consider adding a social dimension to the information sharing and discovery experience. In addition to their usual bag of tricks, they can
* incorporate new classification techniques like tagging,
* anticipate social uses of information and design for sharability,
* create architectures for user-created content, and
* design feedback loops that change their architecture in response to user input.
This workshop will collect the latest research, techniques and case studies into a one-day session for intermediate and advanced IAs. By the end of the session participants will learn
* social software fundamentals,
* the secrets of successful tagging applications,
* how to design for sharing,
* how to incorporate real-time feedback into their architectures,
* navigation design for social media,
* social IA for intranets, portals and collaborative sites.
Official Website: http://www.asis.org/Conferences/AM07/socialia.html
Added by rashmisinha on September 19, 2007