Information Architect Runs for Office

18 Jul 2008 - 2:46pm
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Christopher Fahey
2005

And he's got a great web site, too!

http://www.seantevis.com/

I hope nobody feels obliged to discuss his policies or platform. I'm
just noting that politics appears to be a new career path option for us.

-Cf

Christopher Fahey
____________________________
Behavior
biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
me: http://www.graphpaper.com

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18 Jul 2008 - 2:51pm
Sara Summers
2006

I knew it would only be a matter of time before we started taking over the
world : )

Sara Summers
UX | Visual Design
Austin, TX

> And he's got a great web site, too!
>
> http://www.seantevis.com/
>
> I hope nobody feels obliged to discuss his policies or platform. I'm just
> noting that politics appears to be a new career path option for us.
>
> -Cf
>
> Christopher Fahey
> ____________________________
> Behavior
> biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
> me: http://www.graphpaper.com

18 Jul 2008 - 2:51pm
Sara Summers
2006

I knew it would only be a matter of time before we started taking over the
world : )

Sara Summers
UX | Visual Design
Austin, TX

> And he's got a great web site, too!
>
> http://www.seantevis.com/
>
> I hope nobody feels obliged to discuss his policies or platform. I'm just
> noting that politics appears to be a new career path option for us.
>
> -Cf
>
> Christopher Fahey
> ____________________________
> Behavior
> biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
> me: http://www.graphpaper.com

18 Jul 2008 - 3:21pm
Juhan Sonin
2003

He's already playing Politics by obfuscating what he really does for
a living.

99.9% of the population = "WTF is an information architect?"

-Juhan

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18 Jul 2008 - 3:48pm
SemanticWill
2007

Does it matter what people in Kansas know or don't about IA? The school
board in the state redefined science so that creationism could be taught as
a legitimate alternative to natural selection. They are already swimming in
the shallow end of the gene pool.
http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/11/08/evolution.debate.ap/

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Juhan Sonin <juhan at mit.edu> wrote:

> He's already playing Politics by obfuscating what he really does for
> a living.
>
> 99.9% of the population = "WTF is an information architect?"
>
> -Juhan
>
>
>

--
~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
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18 Jul 2008 - 4:41pm
Mark Schraad
2006

Yes it does matter - at least to me. There is a small area of
geography that includes Lawrence (the University of Kansas) and the
western suburbs of Kansas City that lean away from that scary thought
control right. There is a yet smaller group that practice this thing
called design who are horrified by the name 'intelligent design' as
taken by that particular group.

On Jul 18, 2008, at 4:48 PM, Will Evans wrote:

> Does it matter what people in Kansas know or don't about IA? The
> school
> board in the state redefined science so that creationism could be
> taught as
> a legitimate alternative to natural selection. They are already
> swimming in
> the shallow end of the gene pool.
> http://www.cnn.com/2005/EDUCATION/11/08/evolution.debate.ap/
>
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 4:21 PM, Juhan Sonin <juhan at mit.edu> wrote:
>
>> He's already playing Politics by obfuscating what he really does for
>> a living.
>>
>> 99.9% of the population = "WTF is an information architect?"
>>
>> -Juhan
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
> ~ will
>
> "Where you innovate, how you innovate,
> and what you innovate are design problems"
>
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------------
> Will Evans | User Experience Architect
> tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
> twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
> ----------------------------------------------------------------------
> -----------------------
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18 Jul 2008 - 4:41pm
Christine Boese
2006

BTW, check out his source code! Funny little thing in there. I'm tempted to
do it, just for the hell of it.

Chris

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Christopher Fahey <
chris.fahey at behaviordesign.com> wrote:

> And he's got a great web site, too!
>
> http://www.seantevis.com/
>
> I hope nobody feels obliged to discuss his policies or platform. I'm just
> noting that politics appears to be a new career path option for us.
>
> -Cf
>
> Christopher Fahey
> ____________________________
> Behavior
> biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
> me: http://www.graphpaper.com
>
>
>
>
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18 Jul 2008 - 4:55pm
SemanticWill
2007

That is both funny and kewl and I think I may do it as well, just for the
solidarity aspect.

I may be coming around - they fact that he has the nutsack to say he is an
IA - and running for office - deserves a bit of respect. The fact that he
has a blog - and responds to people means he actually wants to engage in
dialogue - unlike some politicians that have their multifarious and
multitudinous minions do it for them and hire big name agencies who "get
social media" to design sites for them. At least this guy appears to be a
DIY.

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 5:41 PM, Christine Boese <christine.boese at gmail.com>
wrote:

> BTW, check out his source code! Funny little thing in there. I'm tempted to
> do it, just for the hell of it.
>
> Chris
>
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 3:46 PM, Christopher Fahey <
> chris.fahey at behaviordesign.com> wrote:
>
> > And he's got a great web site, too!
> >
> > http://www.seantevis.com/
> >
> > I hope nobody feels obliged to discuss his policies or platform. I'm just
> > noting that politics appears to be a new career path option for us.
> >
> > -Cf
> >
> > Christopher Fahey
> > ____________________________
> > Behavior
> > biz: http://www.behaviordesign.com
> > me: http://www.graphpaper.com
> >
> >
> >
> >
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--
~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
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18 Jul 2008 - 5:44pm
Jim Reed
2008

Don't miss the comic:
http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/

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19 Jul 2008 - 5:00am
SemanticWill
2007

Well,

That sold me. The combination of information design with comic storyboarding
to effectively tell a narrative is worth a donation from me.

On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Jim Reed <jim at tractionco.com> wrote:

> Don't miss the comic:
> http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/
>
>
> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> Posted from the new ixda.org
> http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=31457
>
>
>

--
~ will

"Where you innovate, how you innovate,
and what you innovate are design problems"

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Will Evans | User Experience Architect
tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

19 Jul 2008 - 9:05am
Christine Boese
2006

Yup, me too, even with the stick figures! Not to mention the inside jokes
buried in the comics, like the little call-out to Battlestar Galactica
fans... FRAK!

But I have to giggle, the biggest thing that turned me is that he is a
product of the KU Journalism program, which I did not attend, but it is
where my curmudgeonly mentor from my own J-school days taught from the time
he left my alma mater until his death. I also have corresponded with the
dean, and several others who have taught there, but the fact that my mentor
taught there for 15 years tells me more than anything else about the kind of
program it is. He wouldn't have put up with any place below his own
standards (he NEVER put up with anything below his standards), and when I
visited him there, he was very happy.

Chris

On Sat, Jul 19, 2008 at 6:00 AM, Will Evans <will at semanticfoundry.com>
wrote:

> Well,
>
> That sold me. The combination of information design with comic
> storyboarding
> to effectively tell a narrative is worth a donation from me.
>
> On Fri, Jul 18, 2008 at 6:44 PM, Jim Reed <jim at tractionco.com> wrote:
>
> > Don't miss the comic:
> > http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/
> >
> >
> > . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
> > Posted from the new ixda.org
> > http://www.ixda.org/discuss?post=31457
> >
> >
> >
>
>
> --
> ~ will
>
> "Where you innovate, how you innovate,
> and what you innovate are design problems"
>
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
> Will Evans | User Experience Architect
> tel +1.617.281.1281 | will at semanticfoundry.com
> twitter: https://twitter.com/semanticwill
>
> ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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19 Jul 2008 - 5:45pm
laurie kalmanson
2006

someone who can read and write (the boxes and arrows are a plus) running for office in kansas has my support. i gave.

20 Jul 2008 - 9:26pm
Barbara Ballard
2005

When I first started reading this thread (very late in) I thought, "oh
no, somebody got me confused with that other Barbara Ballard again!"
But happily, no. Though it really will start looking like we're taking
over the state.

And we got rid of the idiot state board of education folks. Every last
one of them. It's been reversed.

--
Barbara Ballard
barbara at littlespringsdesign.com 1-785-838-3003

Design For Mobile 22-24 September http://design4mobile.mobi/

19 Jul 2008 - 8:34pm
Don Habas
2008

With all the wireframing and campaigning, how does he have time to be
a Super Bowl MVP?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Manning

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21 Jul 2008 - 5:52am
SemanticWill
2007

I found no evidence that Manning was an IA or running for office.
Either I am missing something or your lacing your coffee with peyote.
Not that there is anything wrong with that. :-)

will evans
user experience architect
wkevans4 at gmail.com
617.281.1281

On Jul 19, 2008, at 6:34 PM, Don Habas <dhabas1 at yahoo.com> wrote:

> With all the wireframing and campaigning, how does he have time to be
> a Super Bowl MVP?
>
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Manning
>
>
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21 Jul 2008 - 6:39am
Gregor Kiddie
2008

Honestly, if non-US citizens were allowed to donate, I would. The verbal
Rick-roll had me laughing so hard my workmates think I'm having some
sort of fit.

I'd also cry tears of joy if someone like this ran in the UK. *Hint
hint*

Gk.

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18 Jul 2008 - 4:07pm
Valeska OLeary
2008

I couldn't resist ... saw a tweet about http://www.seantevis.com candidacy yesterday. I didn't think it was for real: http://seantevis.com/kansas/3000/running-for-office-xkcd-style/?helphim

~valeska o'leary

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19 Jul 2008 - 1:34pm
Don Habas
2008

With all the wireframing and campaigning, how does he have time to be
a Super Bowl MVP?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eli_Manning

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25 Jul 2008 - 3:46pm
SemanticWill
2007

As an update - I just was contacted by the WSJ who is doing a story
about Sean Tevis, and wanted to interview folks who gave donations
ending in $0.88 after reading the source code. I plugged the IxDA
community.

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29 Jul 2008 - 4:46pm
SemanticWill
2007

And a final update. The article about Sean Tevis was published in the
WSJ today.

http://tinyurl.com/573kh6

Somewhat decent article - for being factually wrong. Either the
writer of the article or the editors decided to give Sean a title
change - he is no longer an Information Architect - he is now a web
designer.
----
"I never expected this," said Mr. Tevis, a 39-year-old Web
designer. "My game plan for the campaign was to send out a couple
postcards and print up a nice brochure."
---
>From Sean's website "He lives in downtown Olathe, Kansas and is an
Information Architect...."

*Sign*

I guess I could say there is still no cure for stupid, but that
wouldn't be nice.

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