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WORLD INFORMATION ARCHITECTURE DAY

Join the celebration of the growth of information architecture as a community of practice and the empowerment of local design leaders in the District of Columbia. 

DESIGN FOR DIFFERENCE

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?

We build worlds. Let’s do it responsibly.

REGISTER

WHERE

ByteCubed + Chief 

2231 Crystal Drive #401

Arlington, VA 22202

WHEN

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00am – 5:00pm

COST

$15 per person

OUR SPEAKERS

We’ve selected our speakers for this year’s event. Send them a congratulations on Twitter or LinkedIn, and get inspired for their upcoming sessions!

GUILLERMO GALDAMEZ

DAVID HERRING

MAGGIE OLLOVE

RACHEL WEATHERLY

COLIN EAGAN

NATALIE MANDRIKO 

JORDAN HIGGINS

JANICE CHAN

STACY SURLA

OUR SPONSORS

WIAD DC is 100 percent volunteer and 100 percent sponsor-dependent. That means that every pencil, pen, piece of paper, raffle ticket, and sticky note we use is donated or paid for by a sponsor. Below we have detailed a few of our packages, but we are always open to discuss these and other options with you to find what works best. All of our sponsorship packages include your logo on the WIAD DC website as well as the Global WIAD DC page, social media promotion, recognition during the event, and additional benefits that can include promotional signage and complimentary tickets depending on the selection. 

VENUE

 

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ON RECORD

 

We offer live streaming and recording. Be the reason exciting content from stellar speakers is documented for years to come!

$1,000 – $1,500 

MAIN TALK

Help introduce amazing speakers to the DC community. Past speakers include WIAD founder, Abby Covert, and Christina Wodtke, among many others!

$1,000 – $2,000 

BREAKFAST

It’s the most important meal of the day! Help kick-start weekend brains by fueling the group with Java and sugar.

$200 – $600

GRAPHIC FACILITATION

Stephanie Brown and her team document each session in beautiful murals. Help keep this team stocked with supplies in order to document the day.

$250 – $500

SNACKS & COFFEE

Feed the munchies. Ensure the speakers, attendees, vendors, and volunteers have the energy to provide a wonderful experience throughout the day.

VARIABLE

HAPPY HOUR

Nothing brings people together like a happy hour. Be the hero of the evening, providing a space for all to relax, mingle, and share!

$1,000 – $1,500 

ACCESSIBILITY

WIAD is for everyone and everyone matters. With your help, we can enable WIAD to be an accessible event in person and online so all can participate.

$500 – $1,000

SWAG

Swag comes in all shapes and sizes and we’ll work with you to incorporate your goodies into our celebration!

VARIABLE

Have something else in mind? E-mail us.

OUR ORGANIZERS

Every year, a few dedicated UX professionals organize this event. We come from diverse backgrounds and have different specialities. The thing that brings us together is our love for all things information architecture. We are organizers, heart and mind, and we are always excited to bring together all the amazing individuals from the DC design community. Feel free to reach out to any of us at any time!

Asha R. Singh

Project Manager 

Publicis.Sapient

JOAILLE ARAUJO

Lead UX Researcher

Booz Allen Hamilton

RACHEL GROSSMAN

Information Architect 

Publicis.Sapient

RENU PAVATE

Senior Information Architect 

Publicis.Sapient

REGINA LAM

UX Lead & Content Strategist 

Booz Allen Hamilton