STC is pleased to announce that Peter Morville has been named the 2019 Honorary Fellow. The award was announced on Sunday, 5 May at the Opening General Session of the 2019 Technical Communication Summit & Expo in Denver, Colorado. Peter was also STC’s Opening Keynote speaker at that event.

The honor of Honorary Fellow is conferred upon a person who is not a member of the Society but who has achieved eminence in the field of technical communication or has performed a significant service for the Society.

The Honorary Fellow Committee felt strongly about recognizing Peter for his pioneering contributions to information architecture and user experience. He holds a graduate degree in Library and Information Science from University of Michigan School of Information. He has since served on their faculty and received an Alumni Achievement Award for his work in information science. Together with Louis Rosenfeld he headed Argus Associates, a consulting firm which supported one of the precursors of the Information Architecture Institute, the Argus Center for Information Architecture.

Peter is best known for being the author of the famous “polar bear book” on information architecture. His latest book, Planning for Everything, is about the design of paths and goals. He has been helping people to plan since 1994, and advises such clients as AT&T, Cisco, IBM, eBay, Harvard, the Library of Congress, Macy’s, Microsoft, and the National Cancer Institute. His work has been covered by Business Week, NPR, The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Wall Street Journal.

His body of work has influenced a generation of professionals and organizations. His speaking and writing bring focused awareness to far-reaching information problems in such a way that helps people take real action.

Peter’s citation reads: For your groundbreaking work to define, advance, and promote the discipline of information architecture, and for revolutionizing the way we develop content and information systems through the lens of user experience.

Congratulations to Peter, and thank you for your great Opening Keynote at the 2019 Summit!

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