æolian solutions reflects the collaborative vision of Arthur Murphy. His computer experience includes ten years of software design, two years of multimedia creation, and six years experience in Internet development. His current work in information architecture is informed by his expertise in issues of accessibility. His employment at Georgia Tech included both traditional information systems design and teaching in an academic environment configured for the inclusion of students with disabilities.

Arthur has an MS in Information Design and Technology from the Georgia Institute of Technology. His undergraduate studies were in English Literature at Middlebury College. Arthur has honed his expertise in information technology in both private industry (IBM, Trust Company Bank, IT consulting firms) and academia (Georgia Tech, Emory University).

His consulting clients include The Alternative Media Access Center (AMAC), an initiative of the University System of Georgia, and G3ict, the Global Initiative for Inclusive Information and Communication Technologies, a flagship advocacy initiative of the United Nations Global Alliance for ICT and Development.

Government consulting includes serving as a member of the committee that drafted the U.S. Section 508 Standards, and working as a peer review panelist for the National Science Foundation’s SBIR grant program to fund innovative technology to assist people with disabilities.

His recent efforts have included user experience design work at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. His CDC consulting encompassed audience definition, site design and implementation, workflow improvements, and collaborative design of cohesive experiences across channels.

He is currently working as an instructor in a edX MOOC (Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Accessibility) developed by AMAC at Georgia Tech.

A resume

A context:

Many information architects work as consultants on substantial development efforts. My work with IBM was primarily on large projects - not a single site that I could call my own. Therefore, there are few references to sites that I designed alone. Specific discussions of past work are available as part of consulting inquiries.

For the serious viewer, a PDF version of my current resume is available.

image: UN Panel
  UN presentation 2014 - A. Murphy (foreground)
Next: Axel Leblois, head of
Next: His Excellency Luis Gallegos, Ecuador.

Mr. Murphy has taught part-time in Georgia Tech’s College of Computing: a Practicum in the Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Masters program.

A few Pointers and Links

There are many "standard" IA references.

If you are interested in my recommendation for a book that defines a comprehensive approach to the User-Centered Design process, read "Understanding Your Users: A Practical Guide to User Requirements Methods, Tools, and Techniques (Interactive Technologies)" by Catherine Courage and Kathy Baxter.

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For information concerning my having served as Georgia Tech’s representative to the Committee responsible for drafting standards to implement access to information by people with disabilities [Section 508, fall 1998 - spring 1999], refer to