Presentations & Publications

Presentations & Publications

Real life innovation: Find Money, Co-opt Naysayers, and Bring Good Ideas into Imperfect Organizations
Product Development and Management AssociationOctober 8, 2016

Joint presentation with Steve Hansen from Phase5. Samantha will talk about the advocating and networking, and how to prepare so that you’re ready to go when the money does appear — before it disappears again. Steve Hansen talks about how the right research approaches can turn naysayers into advocates. It’s not just about executing world class research; it’s about helping clients integrate that research into their organizations, to make them more customer-focused. (Atlanta, GA) | More>

UX Career Question: Consult? Or In-House?
UXPA-MN Chapter MeetingJune 11, 2015

Lori Baker and Samantha Bailey recently switched roles – Samantha was a UX consultant for the last seven years and recently became the director of user experience at Merrill Corporation, and Lori was a senior UX manager at Best Buy for the last 3 years and decided to become a freelance UX consultant. Join Samantha and Lori for a discussion as they talk about why they switched roles and some tips to keep in mind if you are thinking of changing roles.  (St Paul, MN) | More>

Secrets of the UX Master Consultants
ASIST IA SummitApril 15, 2015

Panel: Panelists with many years of consulting experience share their insights on winning engagements, dealing with clients, and the different skills needed for internal and external consulting. Panelists: Dean Barker, Samantha Bailey Fast, Lyle Kantrovich (moderator), and Lou Rosenfeld. (Minneapolis, MN) | More>

Usability Immersion
Kent State University IT DepartmentNovember 2012

Invited presenter: “Usability Immersion” Day-long professional development workshop presented to the Kent State University IT department’s management staff. (Canton, OH) | Slide deck (PPT)

Web 2.0: Beyond the Hype
UPA MN Chapter MeetingFebruary 2006

Guest Speaker (Minneapolis, MN) | Slide deck (PPT)

Information Architecture Primer for Project Managers
Minneapolis College of Art & DesignOctober, 2006

Guest Lecture (Minneapolis, MN)

Information Architecture Practice in Corporate and Consulting Settings
School of Information & Library Science, UNC Chapel HillMay, 2004

Guest Lecture (Chapel Hill, NC)

Innies, Outies and Other Tales from the Trenches
EM Fest, a Regional Electronic Media Festival, Winthrop UniversityFebruary 2004

Invited Speaker (Rock Hill, SC) | Slide deck (PPT)

Rebuilding Trust in the User Centered Design Process
ASIST IA SummitFebruary 2004

Case Study: Rebuilding Trust in the User Centered Design process through the Redesign of the Investing Center. (Austin, TX) | Slide deck PPT Redesign
ASIST IA SummitMarch 2003

Case Study: Merging the First Union National Bank and Wachovia websites. (Portland, OR) | Slide deck (PPT)

Business Context of the Information Architecture in Content Management Systems
ASIST IA SummitMarch 2002

Panel (Baltimore, MD)

Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies & Thesauri
SymmetriFebruary 2002

Presentation for Symmetri, a web design firm (Greensboro, NC)

Developing A Strategy for Information Architecture & Taxonomy
Knowledge Managed with Taxonomies ConferenceJanuary 2002

Invited speaker (London, UK)

Information Architecture at the Cross-Roads of Corporate Consulting & Library Science
University of Delaware, New Media Initiative GroupMarch 2001

Invited speaker (Newark, Delaware)

Synonyms & Taxonomies: Thesaurus Design for Information Architects
IA2000 & ASIST IA Summit2000-2001

Full day workshop co-taught with Peter Morville. Presented at: IA2000 conference, La Jolla, California, October, 2000, through Argus Associates in New York, New York, January, 2001 and in conjunction with the ASIS&T Practicing Information Architecture Summit, San Francisco, California; February, 2001

Web Indexing: A Corporate Perspective
American Society of Indexers annual conferenceMay 2000

Co-presented with Katrina Hagedorn (Albuquerque, NM)

Information Architecture
University of Indiana Graduate School of Library and Information StudiesMarch 2000

Invited speaker (Bloomington, IN)

Information Architecture
University of Michigan School of InformationSeptember/October 1999

Guest lecturer, Information Architecture course (Ann Arbor, MI)

Information Architecture for the Web
UIE 20001999-2000

Co-presented with Peter Morville. A full-day workshop presented at User Interface Engineering’s annual conferences: UIE 2000 (Boston, MA; October, 1999) and UIE 2000 West (San Francisco, CA; April, 2000)

Web Site Architecture
Spring Internet World '98March 1998

Co-presented with Peter Morville (Los Angeles, CA)

Designing Navigation Systems
Spring Internet World '98March 1998

Co-presented with Peter Morville (Los Angeles, CA)

Web Site Architecture
Internet World Summer '97July 1997

Co-presented with Lou Rosenfeld (Chicago, IL)

Podcasts & Interviews
When Life Intervenes, An IA Summit Podcast Preview with Chris Baum
ASIST IA Summit interview with Boxes & ArrowsMarch 31, 2009

Samantha Bailey, the 2009 IA Summit Chair, talks about her approach to this year’s IA Summit, how the Summit community has changed, and what it means to be a part of this community of practice. |

“Finding Gold in the User Interface” by Frannie Hannigan
Thomson West IntranetMay 2007

This article discussed the way that eye-tracking studies conducted by the UX team at Westlaw led to a 10% jump in revenue from one of its features, generating $4M in additional revenue.

Unraveling the Mysteries of Metadata & Taxonomies by Christina Wodtke
Boxes & ArrowsApril 2002

Recently Boxes and Arrows caught up with Samantha Bailey, formerly at Argus and current lead IA for Wachovia Corporation’s website. She talks about the transition from being a consultant to an “innie” IA, unravels the mysteries of metadata and taxonomies and shares her vision of the future of IA. |

A Better Way To Float Your Resume
Business WeekOctober 2000

Article about the challenges of linking specialized job hunters with employers seeking their unique skills via the Internet. Quotes Samantha Bailey regarding her experiences as VP of Operations at Argus Associates. 

Information Architect: A Title that Means Four or Five Different Things
KaplanCollege.comOctober 2000

Samantha Bailey discusses IA as a career choice in an article about the rapid growth of the information architecture field. 

“Keeping Pace with Change”
Boxes & ArrowsJanuary 15 2007

Intuitect product review | Link to Article 



"Do You Need a Taxonomy Strategy?"
Knowledge Management MagazineFebruary 2002

Article published in tandem with talk at Knowledge Managed with Taxonomies Conference in the UK.


"Web Architect"
Web Review magazine1997

Guest columnist for Web Review magazine; 1997, Songline Studios, Sebastopol, CA

* Navigating the IA Maze; 11/14/97

* Yellow Fever C|Net Copycats Reach Critical Mass; 6/13/97

* To Link or Not To Link; 4/14/97

* Love Your Labels; 2/21/97

* Web Site Evaluation; 1/3/97

"Youth, the Internet and Library Policy"
Connecting Young Adults and Libraries1998

Bailey, S., Parker, J., and Schmiedicke, M. “Youth, the Internet and Library Policy,” printed as the Internet chapter in Connecting Young Adults and Libraries by Patrick Jones. Neal-Schuman, New York, NY: 1998. pp 333-342.

Making Web Space for Young Adults: Issues and Process
INET '96June 1996

Bailey, S. and Ryan, S. “Making Web Space for Young Adults: Issues and Process.” Paper presented at the Internet Society’s annual conference, INET ’96, Montreal, Canada; 6/96.

Technical Editing
Contributing technical editor
Ambient Findability by Peter Morville2005

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

Contributing technical editor
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd ed. by Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville2002

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

Technical Editor
Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke2002

New Riders Press, Indianapolis IN