This is one of those announcements that makes us wonder why it took so long. Louis Rosenfeld has been a supporter of Fluxible since the beginning, so it’s high time we brought him to town!

Lou’s varied career has touched many of us directly and indirectly. For evidence, just check your bookshelf. Lou is founder of Rosenfeld Media, the industry’s leading provider of user experience books, training, and other forms of high-level UX expertise. There's a good chance some of your favourite books have rolled off the Heidelberg CD 102S offset press rumoured to be lurking in his basement.

As a writer and community-builder, Lou has been instrumental in establishing the fields of information architecture and user experience, and in articulating the role and value of librarianship within those fields. Lou is co-author of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web (O’Reilly; 3rd edition 2006) and Search Analytics for Your Site (Rosenfeld Media, 2011), co-founder of the Information Architecture Institute, and a former columnist for Internet World, CIO, and Web Review magazines.

As an independent consultant, Lou tackles the sorts of challenges that send lesser — saner? — humans running for the hills. He works with Fortune 500 corporations and other large organizations, helping a variety of highly-political enterprises make their information more findable. His clients have included Caterpillar, PayPal, Ford, AT&T, the Centers for Disease Control, Accenture, and the NCAA. Lou helps clients at a strategic level through mentoring their teams, evaluating their designs, beefing up their user research methodologies, and finding new talent.

Stay tuned for further announcements about details of Lou’s session at Fluxible.