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World IA Day 2019 Chicago

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Nerdery

1033 West Van Buren Street

#700

Chicago, IL 60607

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World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration to bring together people who architect information in dozens of locations across the globe.


About the Chicago Event

The celebration this year will be hosted at the Nerdery office featuring the following speakers discussing this year's theme Design for Difference:

  • Fen Slattery - Clique Studios
  • Eric Vazquez - Office of the City Clerk of Chicago
  • Eva PenzeyMoog - 8th Light
  • Jon Allen - Catch Co. / ShopKarls.com
  • Carly Ho - Clique Studios
  • Niketa Jhaveri - GE Healthcare
  • AnnaZulma McFadden - JP Morgan Chase

Please see our World IA Day website for talk details.

The local organizers this year are Shawn Dimpfl and Natalie Yee. We will share a detailed agenda shortly but you can expect speakers to start at 10:00am and end around 4:30pm with breaks.

Getting to Nerdery

Nerdery is located in the Greektown neighborhood and a short walk from the CTA Blue Line UIC-Halsted stop. There is limited free parking in the area but it can be unpredictable and we recommend public transit or Lyft. You can also explore available paid parking using SpotHero.

When you arrive, take the elevator to 7th floor and we'll be there to greet you. We have gender neutral restrooms. Please contact us if you have other questions about the space, we want everyone to feel welcome and comfortable.


About the Theme

As designers, we are responsible for creating worlds of experiences, environments, services, and systems that impact millions of people – with lasting impacts. While we don’t have a Hippocratic Oath, it’s important for us to follow a similar goal to “do good” and “do not harm.” It is our responsibility as IAs to consider the consequences and impact our design decisions have on humanity and society as a whole.

Research is a foundational step in the design process. It ensures that we understand and account for diverse user needs within communities, both in our own domains and globally.

So, what differences are we are designing for?

  • Difference in ability and disability
  • Difference in access to information and technology
  • Difference in language and cultural understanding
  • Difference in age, gender, and identity
  • Difference in experience

There is no average user. There is no norm.

How do we as information architects and designers design for this difference? What is this difference that we’re designing for? How can we better understand it and become more engaged and mindful for our different and diverse users? How might we communicate this understanding to others and provide more meaning and depth?


Accessibility Statement

Please contact us if you need an accomodation or have an accessibility related question.

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Note: On the day of the event we will share additional resources for reporting violations of the code of conduct.


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