SIGIA-L Mail Archives: RE: SIGIA-L: The Book Idea
RE: SIGIA-L: The Book Idea
From: Robbie Fitzgerald (robbie_at_adrenaline.com)
Date: Fri Apr 21 2000 - 11:41:00 EDT
Glad to see we are creating outlets to capture all this
energy. I have been an IA for 10 of my 13 years of experience,
but only adopted the title in 1995 just before I went to AOL
as Design Director and Chief IA architect for AOL 4.0 and the retrofit of
My experiences range from packaged CD-based software, to print-based
system branding design, to environmental graphics, to web design, and
teaching and lecturing on the subject. I have worked for now-defunct
Voyager Co, Magnet Interactive, Discovery Channel, AOL and now Adrenaline.
My clients range from the Vatican to IBM, Citibank and Janus films.
For years I felt solo in articulating what it is we are able to discuss
Very glad to meet all you other old timers and new entrants.
May I make a few suggestions for some of the areas of discussion?
Re the website and this mailing list:
1) Can we include threaded discussions to parse out specific interests?
There should be an open-source available, a possible code short-cut.
2) How about including a reference section, possibly broken out by topic
which includes the various books and links that are being suggested?
3) There are a great deal of terrific thoughts going around, how about
on bullet points to aid in more rapid digestion of the material?
Re the book:
Craig, would you give some suggestions as to how to best capture
the knowledge base represented amongst us?
Conferences going forward:
1) Would it be valuable to incorporate break out sessions, thereby
segregating discussions and allowing more of us to learn from
The Adrenaline Group
Austin, TX/Washington, DC
From: owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org [mailto:owner-sigia-l_at_asis.org]On Behalf Of
Edward M. Housman
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 8:00 AM
Cc: sigia-l_at_asis.org; emh_at_mitre.org
Subject: Re: SIGIA-L: The Book Idea
Craig. You just volunteered to be our book architect. Please proceed
flank speed to mobilize all the people who have expressed interest,
including myself. I would say a written proposal is the first step.
Let me know if I can help. Candy and Dick can probably help us find a
> Wow! What a response!
> Give me the weekend to put together some thoughts on how to proceed with
> undertaking. As a book publisher (I've done five), I can say that the
> of book production are relatively easy. As some of you pointed out,
> the information is the tricky part. But that's what we do for a living,
> my current job at HP, I work with teams of engineers to create books. They
> from 100 to 250 pages in size and many of them have to do with best
> All this to say that I see no problems in doing this, just a lot of
> think about a year or so as the length of the project.
> And yes, I was seeing myself as the organizer of all this since project
> management is also something I do.
> So... stand by for more thoughts.
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