Monday, January 28, 2008

That's not me!

Recently, a company called Frisia (a credit supplier) started airing commercials where a character has my name. Several people pointed me to the commercial. And, purely for the record: that is not me!
Yes, I work for financial institutions (the word "bank" appears five times on's portfolio page and there's a couple more names from that industry) but I do not appear in their commercials (yet :-))!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

The Web And Beyond: Mobility - Call for Participation

As I promised last November, I will post relevant updates about the The Web And Beyond: Mobility conference for which I am the Program Chair. Today's update is a shout-out to you to participate in the conference.

TWAB: MobilityEarlier this month we published the Call for Participation (also available in Dutch). Here's an abstract:

Themes for the conference include (but are not limited to):
  • Mobile applications
  • Maps and location based services
  • Rich presence and social profiles
  • Ambient intelligence and everyware.
We are interested in submissions that deal with user needs in these areas and the associated design/technology solutions, as well as their impact on (interaction) design, business, education, and our society as well as individuals.
The following formats will be considered: Talks/Presentations, Panels, Posters, Mini-workshops, and Product Demos/Interactive Prototypes.

I hope you will consider submitting a proposal. If you're not sure if you should, feel free to contact me.

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

IA Institute in Fortune Magazine

Fortune Magazine CoverUpdate (Jan 25, 2008): The advertisement section is now available as a PDF on the IA Institute website.

Today is a good day for Information Architects. The American edition of Fortune Magazine for this month includes a small section on Information Architecture.

The IA Institute's board (more specifically: our President Eric Reiss) helped edit the content and find advertisers to complete the section.
At the moment the IA Institute website points to the Fortune magazine website where you may want to order a reprint of the issue if you're not a subscriber.