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Publications & Presentations

Articles and Papers

"I'm Feeling Lucky: The Role of Emotions in Seeking Information on the Web," Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, 57(6), 813-818 (April 2006).

"Conference Wrap-Up: IA in Germany - Chances and Perspectives," Boxes and Arrows (1 August 2005).

"Feeling Lucky? Emotions and Information Seeking," interactions, v. XI.5 (September-October 2004).

"Von Usability überzeugen," Kapitel 2 in Usability praktisch umsetzen, S. Heinsen & P. Vogt (Eds.). München: Hanser Verlag. (May 2003).

"Web Page Layout: A Comparison Between Left- and Right-justified Site Navigation Menus ," Journal of Digital Information, v. 4, issue 1, (April 2003).
- Cited in Exploring Interface Design, by Marc Silver (p. 151)

"I'm Feeling Lucky: the Role of Emotions in Seeking Information on the Web," Position paper accepted for Best Practices and Future Visions for Search UIs: A Workshop, CHI 2003, Fort Lauderdale, (March 2003).

"IA, Therefore I Am," ASIST Bulletin, v. 29, no. 3, pp. 23-26 (February 2003).

"Printing the Web," Boxes and Arrows (13 January 2003).

"Challenging the Status Quo: Audi Redesigned," Boxes and Arrows (9 June 2002).
- Cited in Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web, by Christina Wodtke (pp. 41-42)

"The Myth of 'Seven, Plus or Minus 2'," Dr. Dobb's (January 2002).
- originally published on WebReview.com
- Cited in Web Application Design Handbook : Best Practices for Web-Based Software , by Susan Fowler and Victor Stanwick (p. 31)
- Bulgarian version, translated by Georgi Varzonovtsev

"The Myth of 800x600," Dr. Dobb's (March 2001).
- originally published on WebReview.com
- Missing image from the article
- Cited in Web Usability and Navigation: A Beginner's Guide by Merlyn Holmes (pp. 139-140)
- Cited in Web Application Design Handbook : Best Practices for Web-Based Software , by Susan Fowler and Victor Stanwick (p. 37)

"Understanding Innovation," Razorfish Reports, 045 (January 2001) PDF (357 K).

"Designing for Information Foragers: A Behavioral Model for Information Seeking on the World Wide Web," Internet Working (3.3), 9 (December 2000).

"Get to Know Your Audience: Website Log Files Inform Design," Razorfish Reports, 028 (August 2000) PDF (231 K).

 

Reviews

Review of Ambient Findability, by Peter Morville(O'Reilly, 2005). Not published. Read review here.

Review of The Art of Project Management, by Scott Berkun (O'Reilly, 2005). In Boxes and Arrows, August 2005.

Review of Understanding Information Systems: What They Do and Why We Need Them, by Lee Ratzan (Chicago: American Library Association, 2004). In JASIST, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, v. 56, no. 13, pp. 1463-1464. (Published Online 16 June 2005).

Review of Persuasive Technology: Using Computers to Change What We Think and Do, by B.J. Fogg (San Francisco: Morgan Kaufmann, 2003). In interactions, v. 11, no. 1 (January-February 2004).

Review of MoodLogic Client, Barnes and Noble Jazz Discovery and Glass Engine (three online music retrieval interfaces). "Classifying Emotions: A Review of Three Websites," In NOTES, v. 59, no. 2 (December 2002).
- This review available at Amazon.com

Review of Content Management for Dynamic Web Delivery, by JoAnn Hackos (New York: Wiley, 2002). In Bulletin of SIG CHI (ACM), November/December 2002.

Review of Learning XML, by Erik T. Ray (Sebastpol, CA: O'Reilly, 2001). In JASIST, the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology, vol. 52, issue 12 (2001).

Review of Techniques of the Contemporary Composer, by David Cope (New York: Schirmer, 1997). In Fontes Artis Musicae, vol.47, no.4 (October-December 2000).

Review of 20/20: 20 New Sounds of the 20th Century, by William Duckworth. (New York: Schirmer, 1999). In Fontes Artis Musicae, vol.47, no.3-4 (July-December 1999).

Review of Don't Make Me Think : A Common Sense Approach to Web Usability, by Steve Krug. (Circle.com Library, 2000). Not published.
read review >

Review of Information Ecology: Mastering the Information and Knowledge Environment, by Thomas H. Davenport, with Laurence Prusek. (Oxford University Press, 1997). Not published.
read review >

 

Presentations

"Global Taxonomies Meet Interface Design: Challenges and Best Practise" (27 March 2006), paper presentation at the IA Summit 2006, Vancouver, Canada.
- PowerPoint Presentation

"Global Taxonomies Meet Interface Design: Challenges and Best Practise" (15 October 2005), poster presentation with Theba Islam and Fabrice Druelle, at the Euro IA Conference, Brussels, Belgium.

"Informationsarchitektur in Deutschland definiert" (28 May 2005), panel discussion; & "Nachlese IA-Summit in Montreal 2005" (28 May 2005), presentation. Both at the German IA Tagung 2005, Frankfurt, Germany.

"Information Search Experience" (6 February 2004). Presentation at the 4th annual Mensch und Computer Konference 2004, Paderborn, Germany.

"Information Search Experience: Emotions in Information Seeking" (29 February 2004). Presentation at the 5th Annual ASIST SIG IA Summit, Austin, Texas.
- Tanya's notes and comments

"Information Architecture: More Than Just A Sitemap" (9 December 2002). Presentation given to members and friends of the UPA German Chapter, Regional Group Hamburg.

"Information Architecture" (28 May 2002). One-day training on information architecture for Razorfish employees. With discussion and exercises.

"Audi Relaunch" (16 March 2002). Case study presented at the 3rd Annual ASIST SIG IA Summit, Baltimore, Maryland.
- Summary on Boxes and Arrows

"Können Informationen gestaltet werden?," ("Can information be designed?")(2 July 2001 and 2 July 2002). Guest lectures given to an HCI course at the Freie Universität Berlin. Heike Schaumburg, Instructor. (heike@cmr.fu-berlin.de).

"Was macht gutes Web-Design?," ("What is good web design?")(18 April 2001). Presentation on usability and information architecture given at a meeting of the VDI Arbeitskreis: BMV AG Internetmanagement (Association of Media Engineers, Working group for Internet Management, Hamburg, Germany).

"Information Architecture and Usability for the Web," (26 June 2000). Guest lecture given to a HCI course at the Freie Universität Berlin. Heike Schaumburg, Instructor. (heike@cmr.fu-berlin.de).

"Creating a Successful Website," (18 March 1999). Poster presentation at the annual national conference of the Music library Association, Los Angeles, CA.

"Adapting to the Client: A Consultant's Experience," (11 February 1998). Poster presentation at the annual national conference of the Music library Association, Boston, MA.

 

Interview
 
(June 2001). Interview in Capital.NET (a Bulgarian online journal). Translation into Bulgarian by Elenko Elenkov, interviewer. (note: browser requires international character set to read Cyrillic)

 

For Fun
 

"A Decade of Decadence: 10 Years of Barley Wine," RateBeer.com (January 2006). Notes on a horizontal tasting of six 10-year-old barley wines.

"Up A Kriek Without A Palate," RateBeer.com (August 2003). Report of the Kriek tasting session at the GBBF 2003, with tasting notes.

"Tracking Bigfoot: Cryptozoology or Zymology?," RateBeer.com (January 2003). A vertical tasting of Sierra Nevada Bigfoot.

"Anchor Our Special Ale (all vintages to 2001): Santa's Acrophobia," RateBeer.com (December 2002). A vertical tasting of Anchor Christmas Ale.



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