webDU 2009 — Year of the Prototype

webDU logo
webDU logo

May 21 and 22 was the 7th webDU and my 3rd as part of the Daemon team who organise the event. WebDU is a technology conference, primarily but not solely, focused on developers. Amongst all the code and whiz bang-ery this year was an entire track dedicated to the consulting and planning side of projects: Team/UX (user experience). The room was packed for the whole two days.

Presenting Design

I was chatting to a friend recently. She works in house as a marketer and is also responsible for the production of graphic materials — ads, posters, business cards, brochures and the like. What has happened, rarely, but disastrously, is incorrect phone numbers appearing on print material that was proofed and approved by the internal client.

What is a Web Producer?

At an IA-Peers Sydney meet up this week I discussed what it is that I do as a web producer. The group also chatted about the job titles Information Architect and Experience Architect. Anyone in this industry will know that job titles change all the time. This is something I would like to cover in this blog; speak to other professionals and get them to define their job title.