I’m generally interested in human communication and particularly in how we can build information systems to enable new levels of communication, especially on IS that support social networks.
I'm currently a doctoral student at the School of Information and Library Sciences at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. I work with Dr. Gary Marchionini at the Interaction Design Lab, our research project involves the design and creation of an information repository and an adjoining community within an immersive information space. The project is funded by NSF for the Library of Congress, and is being developed in collaboration with Virginia Tech.
My last work in Chile was as Information Architecture consultant at the Center for Web Research of Universidad de Chile's DCC, and at the Yahoo! Research Center at the same univertity. I have previously worked as in-house Information Architect for media groups and a design studio in Chile, in charge of the design of large Web and Intranet projects for leading companies in a variety of industries.
My experience has also reached the academia, as Associate Researcher at Universidad de Chile, Santiago, and Adjunct Instructor at the University of Maine, Orono, USA.
I’ve also been permanently involved with the communities gathered around Information Architecture, as an active member of the international community and as founder of the Chilean group of Information Architects.
mantruc.com is my personal website since 1998, here I publish some of my articles and photographs (and my wife's pictures as well).
All of the pages have been developed by myself, always trying to adhere to HTML standards. The new 2004 version was built with Strict XHTML 1.0 and CSS 2.0