Presentations & Publications

Presentations & Publications
Product Development and Management Association
October 8, 2016
Real 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 Meeting
June 11, 2015
UX 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>

April 15, 2015
Secrets 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 Department
November 2012
Usability 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 Meeting
February 2006
Web 2.0: Beyond the Hype

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

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

Guest Lecture (Minneapolis, MN)

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

Guest Lecture (Chapel Hill, NC)

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

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

February 2004
Rebuilding 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

March 2003 Redesign

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

March 2002
Business Context of the Information Architecture in Content Management Systems

Panel (Baltimore, MD)

February 2002
Controlled Vocabularies, Taxonomies & Thesauri

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

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

Invited speaker (London, UK)

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

Invited speaker (Newark, Delaware)

IA2000 & ASIST IA Summit
Synonyms & 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 conference
May 2000
Web Indexing: A Corporate Perspective

Co-presented with Katrina Hagedorn (Albuquerque, NM)

University of Indiana Graduate School of Library and Information Studies
March 2000
Information Architecture

Invited speaker (Bloomington, IN)

University of Michigan School of Information
September/October 1999
Information Architecture

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

UIE 2000
Information 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 '98
March 1998
Web Site Architecture

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

Spring Internet World '98
March 1998
Designing Navigation Systems

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

Internet World Summer '97
July 1997
Web Site Architecture

Co-presented with Lou Rosenfeld (Chicago, IL)

Podcasts & Interviews
ASIST IA Summit interview with Boxes & Arrows
March 31, 2009
When 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 Intranet
May 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 & Arrows
April 2002
Unraveling 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 Week
October 2000
A 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.
October 2000
Information 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 & Arrows
January 15 2007
“Keeping Pace with Change”

Intuitect product review | Link to Article 



Knowledge Management Magazine
February 2002
"Do You Need a Taxonomy Strategy?"

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


Web Review magazine
"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 Libraries
"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 '96
June 1996
Making 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 Morville
Contributing technical editor

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

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

O’Reilly Media, Sebastapol CA

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

New Riders Press, Indianapolis IN