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Archive of Past Interviews  

Bonnie Nardi (November 17, 2001)
Agilent Laboratories
Co-author of Information Ecologies, Bonnie comments on ethnography, user-centered design, and activity-centered design.
Peter Bogaards (September 7, 2001)
Head of Information Design, Razorfish Amsterdam
The brains behind the popular InfoDesign blog discusses information design and information architecture.
Seth Gordon (July 18, 2001)
independent consultant
A veteran of marchFIRST and ZEFER, Seth discusses the state of the industry and his take on information architecture metrics.
Vivian Bliss (May 23, 2001)
Knowledge Management Analyst, Microsoft
A librarian with a JD, Vivian discusses the trials and successes of designing and maintaining an enterprise-wide information architecture within Microsoft's intranet environment.
Karen Parolek (April 3, 2001)
Envision Design
As a "real live architect" whose expertise spans the design of physical and digital spaces, Karen is uniquely qualified to tackle the architecture metaphor we've used and abused in recent years.
Christina Wodtke (February 19, 2001)
Information Architect, Carbon IQ
The creator of elegant hack discusses artists, designers, and IA communities.
Tom Reamy (January 30, 2001)
Information Architect, Charles Schwab
The architect of SchWEB connects the dots between the history of ideas, game theory, automated classification, and the future of artificial intelligence.
Alex Wright (November 29, 2000)
VP of User Experience, Phoenix Pop
Alex shares his experiences regarding tools of the trade, including those for drawing, working with metadata, and creating data dictionaries and thesauri.
Paula Thornton (November 6, 2000)
Information Architect, Luminant Worldwide
Paula makes her own strange connections, covering such topics as systems engineering, customer relationship management, Ayn Rand, and metapeople.
Nathan Shedroff (October 4, 2000)
Founder, vivid studios
Nathan shares his experiences at vivid studios, his take on Richard Saul Wurman, and his thoughts about information architecture and interaction design.
Mark Hurst (August 30, 2000)
Founder and President, Creative Good
The sparks fly as Mark tackles hot topics such as the relationship between customer experience, usability engineering, and information architecture.
Karyn Young (July 27, 2000)
Information Architect, IBM Software
A psychologist with an MBA, Karyn describes life as an information architect in a huge organization.
Andrew Dillon (June 21, 2000)
Associate Professor of Information Science and Informatics, Indiana University
Andrew discusses information shapes, Manchester United, and the education of information architects.
Andrea Gallagher (June 1, 2000)
Customer Experience Architect, Scient
Andrea reveals what cognitive psychology, Xanadu, and hot sauce have to do with information architecture.