Organizations of Interest
American Institute of Graphic
National organization of designers from all aspects of the field.
The group has local chapters across the US and sponsors conferences,
educational efforts and several special interest groups.
AIGA Experience Design SIG
The special interest group that has formed out of the AIGA in response
to the many designers practicing Experience design and Information
Architecture. The group has been developed to give a voice to this
evolving discipline within the larger graphic arts community.
The Graphic Artists Guild
The Graphic Artists Guild is a national union of illustrators, designers,
web creators, production artists, surface designers and other creatives
who have come together to pursue common goals, share their experience,
raise industry standards, and improve the ability of visual creators
to achieve satisfying and rewarding careers.
American Society for Information
Science and Technology
The American Society for Information Science (ASIS) provides high-quality
and unique education and conference programs, highly-regarded publications
and journals, and other professional services for information systems
developers, on-line professionals, information resource managers,
librarians, record managers, and others who Bridge the Gap between
the present and the future, between research and application, and
between developer and user. The SIGIA group specifically focusses
on those practitioners of Information Architecture.
ACM SIGCHI brings together people working on the design, evaluation,
implementation, and study of interactive computing systems for human
use. ACM SIGCHI provides an international, interdisciplinary forum
for the exchange of ideas about the field of human-computer interaction
Usability Professional's Association
The Usability Professionals' Association is mostly aimed at practicing
Usability professionals and researcher, but offers great information
to those developing experiences.
A world wide organization dedicated to type and typography. Offers a yearly conference and facilitates communication, information and action amongst the international type community.
Writings, Blogs, Commentaries & Other Sites|
A collection writings, resources, interviews and other relevant
stuff to practitioners of Information Design.
Always fresh pointers and some commentary to the best relevant sites and articles pertaining the
Information Architecture and Interaction Design.
Lou, of the polar book fame, periodically comments about the goings on in the community.
Argus - ACIA
The grand-daddy site - full of writings, resources, links to other
interesting places and interviews with leaders in the field of IA.
The ever interesting writings and analysis by Peter Merholz on IA,
interaction design and lots of other related stuff. (but you probably
knew that already)
Commentary and observations from Christina Wodtke on the state and
evolution of the IA practice. Always insightful.
The ever expounding, often controversial writings of Jakob Nielsen.
Writings and analysis from Mark Hurst of Creative
Good. Creative Good offers some great white papers
A List Apart
Often inciting great discussion on the boards, this is one to read
commentary and observation about IA, design, usability and other
Varied postings ranging from Information Architecture to Usability
to Logo Design. Covers the full range of interactive design issues.
Other Good Sites
- a list apart
- Jesse James Resource List
- User Interface Engineering