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World Information Architecture Day 2019 – Indianapolis

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10201 North Illinois Street

Indianapolis, IN 46290

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**All proceeds from this conference will be donated to a tech charity here in Indianapolis.**


Agenda

10:00 a.m. — Check-in Opens

10:30 a.m. — Welcome and Introduction

10:40 a.m. — How to Make the Right Messes, Robert Bogue

11:35 a.m. — How big is a microservice?, Jeff Butler

12:20 p.m. — Lunch

1:05 p.m. — Temporal Anomalies: Five Years of IA and UX Case Studies about Time, Michael McLeod

2:00 p.m. — Cognitive Bias in IA, Justin Zalewski

2:55 p.m. — Wrap-up

Speakers & Sessions

Robert Bogue
Author and Organizational Development Consultant

How to Make the Right Messes

In information architecture we like to believe that we eliminate messes. The reality is that we just get to choose our messes. The trick is how to make the right choices so we end up with the right messes. That is we end up with messes that we can manage. In this session, we'll look at the great conflicts and talk through why you might land on one side or the other. Folders vs. Metadata. Shallow-Many and Deep-Few options. Along the way we'll dispel some deeply held beliefs that aren't supported by science. We'll draw from other disciplines to inform how we approach problems, and figure out how to make sure we're making the right messes.

Jeff Butler
Senior Platform Architect, Pivotal Software

How big is a microservice?

How big is a microservice? A microservice should encompass a bounded context. What is a bounded context? Bounded context is a concept from domain driven design related to the meaning of language. Does this sound like I'm intentionally trying to confuse you? In this session I will discuss these concepts in detail and how system design decisions can have serious implications for transaction and data-store design.

Michael McLeod

Co-Founder, Head of Product at Eli Review

Temporal Anomalies: Five Years of IA and UX Case Studies about Time

This session will describe several hard-learned lessons about user experience and time. It will start with assumptions about time made by the speaker, the co-inventor of an educational technology product, and how those assumptions came to be baked into that product’s information architecture and user interfaces. The speaker will share specific (and painful) examples of where those assumptions caused problems in the product's IA and caused frustrations for users over the course of five years. The speaker will then share several time-related use cases that the product team distilled from listening to users over that time as well as how those use cases drove a time-centric overhaul of the product that dramatically improved user experiences, not only with time but toward the larger UX goals of the product.

Justin Zalewski
Director of Product Design, Studio Science

Cognitive bias in IA

We are all subject to unconscious cognitive biases that affect the way we interpret information. Being aware of these biases can help us design better experiences and structure information in a more intuitive way for our audiences.




What is WIAD?

World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) is a one-day international event. Each year, WIAD works to inspire the global growth of information architecture as a community of practice across industries, disciplines and cultures. WIAD aims to give people across the world better access to the information that drives their lives.

What will I learn at WIAD Indy 2019?

Information architecture forms the structure of everything we do, from the websites we browse to the software we work with to the stores we visit on the way home. WIAD Indy will discuss IA in a hands-on way. You’ll learn the latest trends that will grow your skill set and level up your work. But you’ll also gain a better understanding of how information architecture functions in and forms our world.

What is the global theme for 2019?

Design for Difference

As designers, developers and analysts, we are responsible for creating worlds of experiences, environments, services and systems that impact millions of people—with lasting impacts. It is our responsibility to consider the consequences and impact our design decisions have on humanity and society as a whole. How do we design for this difference? What is this difference that we’re designing for? How can we better understand and become more mindful of our different and diverse users?

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