IA Summit 08: Journey to the Center of Design
Jared is quite the entertainer, though not apparent at first glance (stereotyping here). He had a refreshing look at the birth and history of User Centered Design.
I really liked the continuum of how people create great designs, which was separated and defined as: Tricks / Techniques / Process / Methodology / Dogma. Check it out in the slides below:
What gets measured gets done / What gets rewarded, gets done well