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Andy Fitzgerald: Small Screens, Big Taxonomies sponsored by AQUENT

Regular event on 2nd Tuesday of each month at Piecora's Pizza. Check in 6 pm for networking, pizza and beer.

Our Speaker is Andy Fitzgerald, UX Designer at Deloitte Digital.

Taxonomy for App Makers

Users of all kinds increasingly access online data through mobile devices, both in native applications and on responsive websites. As a profession, we’ve eagerly embraced the changes that mobile contexts bring to interaction design. Our approach to higher-level organization, however, is still deeply influenced by the habits we learned from designing for the fixed-width web.

This talk, first delivered at the 2013 Information Architecture Summit in Baltimore, explores the changing role of taxonomy work in the world of mobile application design and development. We will discuss the types of taxonomies used in traditional web work and see how a careful re-envisioning of these tools can lead to a stronger and more flexible mobile-aware development cycle. We will also see how using tailored taxonomy work can be used to create cohesion and consistency across an entire information ecosystem.

See his past presentations

Read some of his awesome work

Huge thanks to AQUENT/Vitamin T for sponsoring the event. Check out their services and opportunities! They help marketing and creative organizations work better. While AQUENT focuses on placing talent with fortune 500 clients, Vitamin T focuses on placing talent mid-size to smaller agencies in the more creative space.

Two is better than one!

Susan is our registration leader this evening. If you have food allergy needs please contact organizers well in advance and send reminder the morning of the event.

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  • Andy F.

    Thanks for the feedback -- and thanks for having me out! It's a pleasure to be able to share ideas and further conversation with such a great group of folks.

    1 · July 12, 2013

  • Matt N.

    Thanks for organizing. Was great to meet new folks

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Hakon V.

    Andy's presentation was awesome. I learned a ton and found it to be quite thought-provoking. Hope to see more from him in the future.

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome events, as expected.

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • Neiha A.

    It was great meeting everyone! And glad we could sponsor this event... Thanks Andy for an awesome presentation!! Looking forward to the next meetup...

    2 · July 10, 2013

  • Nick

    The talk was at the perfect level. Not too basic, not too much into the weeds at a high level either. More like this!! :D

    I totally missed the first part of the talk because I was expecting it to start at 7pm (it must have started at 6:30?), I got there at 6:50 or so, only a few seats left (maybe 5 in the corner?) at that time but there were seats and I could see just fine from them.

    The speaker took like a half-a-second to "ask" if anyone wanted to take a break for pizza and drinks but didn't really do so and just jumped right in to part two. I think we should always have a break as not everyone is going to want to be "that person" who raises their hand to ask for the break.

    I did eventually get some food after the talk once the next round of 3 pizzas arrived (I love that you guys do that!). I felt I missed the opportunity to do some networking prior to the talk. Where there "who's hiring?" announcements at the beginning, I guess I missed my op to do that (totally my fault there).

    Overall it was a good e

    1 · July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was very interesting! Two things I wished was I hope there were remaining seats. I was late and I know there should be 80 seats so I was not sure why there was no seats left. One more thing was that it would have been nicer if more people left to talk to each other. Thank you for organizing this meetup.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Micah L.

    Great presentation!

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Hannah S.

    Sorry to cancel so last minute - feeling sick. :( Hope someone can take my spot!

    July 9, 2013

  • Ivan T.

    What's the best place to park?

    July 9, 2013

    • Susan O.

      Plenty of parking in the free lot behind Piecoras

      2 · July 9, 2013

  • Misty W.

    Food order is in, please let the folks with allergies get first dibs on
    2 cheese-less pizzas!
    Salad for the gluten free!
    Misty's Mystery Allergy Pizza! I will share this :)

    2 · July 9, 2013

  • Susan F

    Confirming that I'll be there - looking forward to it!

    July 9, 2013

  • George A.

    This will be my first, see you all there :)

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Tomas S.

    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend tonight - Sorry Andy, hate to miss one of your presentations.

    July 9, 2013

  • Julian B.

    Unfortunately I am having to cancel at the last minute, Have a good evening!!

    July 9, 2013

  • Ingrid V.

    I am in the waiting list... I just hope that I can make it!

    July 8, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would really love to attend this meeting!

    July 8, 2013

  • M.D. M.

    Unfortunately, I won't be able to make it this time.

    July 8, 2013

  • Neiha A.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone at the event!

    1 · July 8, 2013

  • Ann

    Ugh! Need to cancel once again as I can't make it tomorrow. Hopefully next month!

    July 8, 2013

  • JS B.

    My fault for being slow to sign up. Sorry to miss this one. Andy has useful things to say.

    June 27, 2013

  • Chris J.

    Look forward to seeing you again. Or meeting you.

    June 22, 2013

  • Nick


    1 · June 19, 2013

  • Misty W.

    Event fees represent 50% of total event cost. Pizza and beer are included. For dietary restrictions, please notify us well in advance.

    June 19, 2013

  • Michael P.

    Is there a speaker? What is the attendance fee for?

    June 12, 2013

    • Isaac P.

      We'll announce the speaker shortly, Michael.

      June 12, 2013

    • Misty W.

      Event fees pay for 50% of total cost of food and beverages at the event. Sponsorships help us with the the other 50%.

      June 18, 2013

  • papermoon

    Newly joined and look forward to meeting many intellects!

    May 11, 2013

  • Elaine H.

    Progressive Librarians Guild in Puget Sound area is holding a get together / happy hour / post-MayDay / top-o-MothersDay gathering.

    Black Coffee Coop, 501 E. Pine St. Seattle
    Sunday, May 12 -- 6-8pm

    Check out PLG's website:

    1 · May 8, 2013

Your organizer's refund policy for Andy Fitzgerald: Small Screens, Big Taxonomies sponsored by AQUENT

Refunds offered if:

  • the Meetup is cancelled
  • you can cancel at least 3 day(s) before the Meetup

Additional notes: You must give 3 days notice, Saturday before the event for a refund. In fairness to others and the waiting list, cancellations must offer enough time for others to arrange their schedules. Member event registration fees pay for 50% of the evening's cost.

Payments you make go to the organizer, not to Meetup. You must make refund requests to the organizer.

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