Designing Information-Rich Solutions with Martin Stares Dec 3rd

Please join us on Thursday, December 3rd for a session by Martin Stares titled "Designing Information-Rich Solutions". This session focuses on Information Architecture and User-Centered Design, two very crucial topics that arguably do not get enough attention from the agile development process.


Many people can put together a website of a few pages or applications with a few function points, but they need guiding principles when asked to tackle solutions with hundreds of pages or dozens of function points and which function in a larger information ecosystem. This presentation demonstrates some powerful perspectives from modern information architecture and user-centered design to help address these more complex situations with confidence and creativity. The topics include:
Understanding Information

  • Information has an underlying structure as well as a surface realization.
  • We can learn to work with the underlying structure as a design tool.
  • Understanding Users
  • Users have goals and strategies.
  • We can learn to work with user goals and strategies as a design tool.
  • Understanding Interplay
  • We can learn how user considerations shape information structure.
  • We can learn how information structure shapes user experience.

Martin Stares is a solutions consultant with more than 30 years’ experience in delivering information-rich collaborative solutions characterized by a judicious blend of information architecture, user considerations, and interaction design. Solution types include intranets, portals, mobile solutions, web content management, and a large portfolio of custom designed web applications.

Currently, Martin is blogging and teaching (sometimes consulting) on these topics, under the name The Information Artichoke.

Additional Details:

Come 6pm, Thursday, December 3rd and enjoy complimentary food and refreshments. The session itself runs from 6:30pm to 7:30pm with a question period and networking afterwards. We're in the Atrium as soon as you walk in the front doors. Parking is free in front of the building after 5pm!

Special thanks to our sponsors Innovate Calgary for the venue, eCompliance and Quadrus Development Inc. for the food and refreshments.