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Introducing my new podcast, 
The Informed Life

Last week I launched a podcast: The Informed Life. The tagline explains what the show is about: better living through skillful information management.

All of us deal with information all the time, and most of us don’t learn how to manage it well. There are many stories in the media about what Facebook and Google and all these other companies are doing to our minds. But there isn’t as much information out there about what we can do about it individually. We’re not taught basic information management skills, or how to make use of complex information environments. In the absence of established frameworks, many of us develop strategies to help us cope.

As an information architect, I'm very interested in how people structure and manage their information ecosystems. How are they using information to their advantage? Do they use social media? If so, how do they get the best out of it without wasting time? How do they deal with communications over email and chat? How do they keep track of commitments? How do they keep their project-related documents together? I expect everyone does these things a little bit differently. I want to learn how people from different fields manage their information — both personally and professionally.

You can listen to The Informed Life on TheInformed.Life, by subscribing through Apple’s podcast directory, or by subscribing to the show’s RSS feed. (I’ll publish it to other directories over time.) The plan is for new episodes to come out every other week. I hope you join me in this exploration of better living through information.

The Informed Life Ep. 1:
Louis Rosenfeld



The first episode of the show is an interview with my friend, co-author, and publisher Lou Rosenfeld. We talked about how Lou manages information to effectively coordinate the various workstreams at his company, Rosenfeld Media, including the upcoming Enterprise Experience conference.

I’m delighted by how well this episode has been received. That said, it’s not perfect — I’m new at producing a podcast; there’s lots of room for improvement. I’d love your feedback as I move to make the show better.

Other things I've been thinking about...

Elsewhere…

Upcoming Workshops

 

February 22 —Zurich
Information Architecture Essentials

March 13 — Orlando,FL
Information Architecture Essentials

About Living in Information

Living in Information book coverThe book's description and table of contents are on its web page. If you want a succinct overview, my presentation at UX Week 2018 is a good introduction. You can buy the book from... 

... and other fine purveyors of the printed word.

“I think of myself officially as an architect. I can’t help but look at the problems around us as problems of structure — and structure is architecture.”

— Charles Eames

Thanks for reading!

-- Jorge

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