IA Design & Usability: Steven Heitman, Sr. User/Design Researcher, Information Architect, User Experience Designer, Project/Product Manager, Mentor, Usability Expert/Testing, Director

Sr. User/Design Researcher / Information Architect Specialist

User Experience Designer


Human-Computer Interaction
Stanford University

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

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, Apps, 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

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

Mapping and Diagramming

Axure RP
Visio Online
UX Book Club

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.

IBM Marketplace and Services high-tech career paths.

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

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

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.

Another online resource for beginners.

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Steven Heitman
IA Design & Usability

Sr. User/Design Researcher
Information Architect
User Experience Designer
Interaction Designer
Product Designer
User-Centered Designer
Usability Tester
Technical Writer
Corporate Trainer
Project/Product Manager

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