IA Design & Usability: Steven Heitman, Information Architect, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager,  Usability Expert


Information Architect Specialist / User Experience Designer


IA Resources

Human-Computer Interaction
Stanford University

Stanford University—HCI Group
PARC—Palo Alto Research Center
UC Berkeley School of Information


About Stanford University

We are a multidisciplinary research group dedicated to advancing the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). Our research themes include ubiquitous computing, novel interaction techniques, tools for enhancing designers’ creativity, and rapid prototyping tools. We collaborate closely with the d.school, the Graphics Lab, Project Open Mobile Internet, and the Research projects.


Online University Resources

MIT Media Lab
Carnegie Mellon University—HCII
Harvard University—Graduate School of Design
Indiana University—School of Informatics and Computing
Brown University


Online Resources

The Information Architecture Institute
Boxes and Arrows: The Design Behind the Design
BayCHI, The San Francisco Bay Area Chapter of ACM SIGCHI
ASTD, American Society for Training and Development
Society for Technical Communication
Usability.gov, Step-by-Step Usability Guide
UPA, The Usability Professionals Association
PMI, Project Management Institute


Mapping and Diagramming, Learning Resources

Axure RP
Visio Online
OmniGraffle
UX Book Club


Online Learning Resources

I find the Baroque period of architecture quite interesting. I find these links relevant: architectural history, architectural timeline, architecture, mapping class group, and mathematics.

An online resource for professional Information Architects.

Design patterns for information architecture with DITA map domains by Lead DITA Architect, IBM.

Digital Web Magazine—Articles by Topic: Information Architecture by different authors.

An online resource for Web standards. This includes many code validation tools and guides for future Web development trends by the World Wide Web Consortium.

An industry publication with over 180 articles; many articles on the topic of information architecture by Boxes and Arrows.

The Information Architecture Summit holds an annual summit for information architects. Sponsored by the American Society for Information Science and Technology.



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Steven Heitman
IA Design & Usability
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Project Manager