Wondering what information architecture is all about? Join me this Saturday, February 21 when World Information Architecture Day returns for its fourth year to Ann Arbor, Michigan.
World Information Architecture (IA) Day, Ann Arbor is one of 38 cities across 24 countries holding a one-day free conference to bring together information architects, practitioners, students, community members, and others to teach, learn, and shape the future of information architecture.
Organized globally by the Information Architecture Institute, World IA Day marks the anniversary of the release of Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, written by Peter Morville and Lou Rosenfeld, known by many as the
polar bear book.
The World IA Day Ann Arbor event is free and open to the public; pre-registration is required. The event will be held at the University of Michigan Rackham Graduate School, Rackham Amphitheater, which is on the fourth floor (map and directions).
Here’s the schedule:
- 8:30am to 9:30am: Registration and coffee/breakfast
- 9:30am to 9:40am: Welcome Remarks, Abby Covert
- 9:40am to 10:40am: Information and Serious Leisure, Jenna Hartel
- 10:45am to 11:45am: DUMB | Five Patterns from the Work of Richard Saul Wurman, Dan Klyn
- 11:50am to 12:35pm: Architecting Lasting Happiness Kat King
- 12:35pm to 1:45pm: Lunch (on your own)
- 1:45pm to 2:50pm: Lightning Talks: Taking the App Out of Happiness, Madeleine Filloux; Life Lessons Dashboard Design Taught Me, Selwyn J. Kancharla; Crafting Camaraderie: A Few Lessons on Building Workplace Happiness, Sharon Chen, Candice Yono; It’s not about the title, it’s about the job, Olga Hollingsworth; It’s a User-Driven World After All, Angie Carrier; Lessons Learned from Choose Your Own Adventure, Kaarin Hoff
- 3:00pm to 3:45pm: Delight, Discovery, and d’Arts: Experience Architecture in Ann Arbor, Omari Rush
- 3:50pm to 4:50pm: Understanding Context, Andrew Hinton
- 4:50pm to 5:00pm Closing Remarks/Giveaways
- 5:00pm to 7:00pm Happy hour/Networking event
I’ve attended World IA Day Ann Arbor for the past three years; it’s an event you don’t want to miss. See you there!