Presentations & Publications

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

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>

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

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>

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

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>

Kent State University IT DepartmentNovember 2012Usability Immersion

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)

UPA MN Chapter MeetingFebruary 2006Web 2.0: Beyond the Hype

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

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

Guest Lecture (Minneapolis, MN)

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

Guest Lecture (Chapel Hill, NC)

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

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

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

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

ASIST IA SummitMarch Redesign

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

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

Panel (Baltimore, MD)

SymmetriFebruary 2002Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies & Thesauri

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

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

Invited speaker (London, UK)

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

Invited speaker (Newark, Delaware)

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

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

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

Co-presented with Katrina Hagedorn (Albuquerque, NM)

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

Invited speaker (Bloomington, IN)

University of Michigan School of InformationSeptember/October 1999Information Architecture

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

UIE 20001999-2000Information Architecture for the Web

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)

Spring Internet World '98March 1998Web Site Architecture

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

Spring Internet World '98March 1998Designing Navigation Systems

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

Internet World Summer '97July 1997Web Site Architecture

Co-presented with Lou Rosenfeld (Chicago, IL)

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

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. |

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

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.

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

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. |

Business WeekOctober 2000A Better Way To Float Your Resume

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. 

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

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

Boxes & ArrowsJanuary 15 2007“Keeping Pace with Change”

Intuitect product review | Link to Article 



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

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


Web Review magazine1997"Web Architect"

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

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

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.

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

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
Ambient Findability by Peter Morville2005Contributing technical editor

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, 2nd ed. by Louis Rosenfeld and Peter Morville2002Contributing technical editor

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

Information Architecture: Blueprints for the Web by Christina Wodtke2002Technical Editor

New Riders Press, Indianapolis IN