SIGIA-L Mail Archives: Re: SIGIA-L: Is Rome burning?
Re: SIGIA-L: Is Rome burning?
From: Clifton Evans (clifton_at_infostyling.com)
Date: Fri Feb 08 2002 - 09:34:10 EST
> From: "Joe Lamantia" <joe_at_joelamantia.com>
> But If knowledge management and UX are long-term growth
> areas, why the precipitous declines?
I too would like to know what has happened. I have seen far too few relevant
postings, even under every possible title, ranging from Business Analyst to
Systems Architect. We all know this is quite unfortunate, to have these
titles are applied to IA, UI, UX, ID or any of the other possible
descriptions of an 'Interface Strategist'. But perhaps this is the reason
why! Our field can't even label itself as of yet.
I know here in England there is a real need to see a history of the role in
question throughout your experience, and this is probably true in many
places and companies. This doesn't particularly fit well with the rapid
evolution of our own labelling system. Could this be the problem? Our role
hasn't had enough of a history to hold it's own in these uncertain times?
It is also, unfortunately, regional. Have a look at this post I dug out of
my email archives of this list. It is in regards to the number of roles
available around the world.
> From: "jay" <melvink2_at_myrealbox.com>
> Date: Thu, 3 Jan 2002 01:49:07 +0800
> To: <sigia-l_at_asis.org>, <CHI-WEB_at_acm.org>
> Subject: SIGIA-L: Is USA the only place where HCI & Information Science field
> is strong and in demand?
> USA - 194 jobs (in a period of 2 months)
> Asia - Non Existent or rare (1 - 3 Jobs!!)
> Australia, New Zealand AND Canada - 10 jobs (over 3 - 6 months!)
> UK - 20 jobs (in a period of 3 months)
Having last worked at an American company in England as a Canadian brought
in from Singapore, I am very aware of the education (in regards to IA) that
needs to happen globally. Unfortunately, the slowdown in the market isn't
allowing for that education to take place. If anyone can further explain the
lack of interest in IA as of late, it would be very interesting and would
likely benefit us all.
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