Fjord Fika podcast: We chat with Lou Rosenfeld
Episode 10: Like many user experience folks, Lou Rosenfeld started somewhere (library science), made his way somewhere else (information architecture), and has ended up in an entirely different place (publishing). Lou spent most of his career in information architecture consulting, first as founder of Argus Associates and later as an independent consultant. He co-founded the Information Architecture Institute and the IA Summit, the user experience network. He has edited or co-authored five books, including the IA “bible,” Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (i.e. Polar Bear book). Four editions later, the Polar Bear book continues to serve as a critically important framework and shared vocabulary that enables developers, researchers, designers and programmers to talk about what they need to do (and should do) with information, particularly on their websites.
Today, his company Rosenfeld Media helps meet the needs of UX professionals. In this Fika break, we talk about the legacy of the Polar Bear book, the changing landscape of UX, and the emerging field of design operations.