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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.

Saturday, February 23, 2019

REGISTER

WHERE

U.Group (formerly ByteCubed) 

2231 Crystal Drive #401

Arlington, VA 22202

WHEN

Saturday, February 23, 2019

9:00am – 5:00pm

COST

$15 per person

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.

LOCAL & GLOBAL GIVEAWAYS

Many thanks to WIAD Global for our local and global prizes! Be sure to attend in order to win.

SCHEDULE 

09:00 am: Registration & Breakfast

10:00 am: WIAD Open and Welcome remarks

10:30 am: Session 1: Talks. (3 options)

  • Maggie OlloveWho are we leaving behind and how do we fix it?
  • Jordan Higgins7 Senses of Architecture for Building Accessible Immersive Experiences
  • Rachel WeatherlyWhat We Can All Learn from One University’s Journey to Accessibility

11:35 am: Session 2: Talks, Lightning Talks. (3 options)

  • Natalie Mandriko: Experiential session: Emotional design to ease moms out of guilt and shame
  • Colin Eagan: Architecting Personalized Experiences

       Lightning Talks

  • Janice Chan: How can we improve our defaults through IA?
  • David Herring & Heather Myers: Built-in Accessibility for Design Systems and Libraries
  • Dian Holton: Designing for gender and age-specific underrepresented audiences.
  • Guillermo Galdamez: Governance: Designing for continuous listening

12:35 pm: Lunch On your own

01:50 pm: Session 3: Workshop

  • Jeff Pass: Architecting IA Industry Events for Diversity & Inclusion
    • Assisted by Ali Tolbolsky, Glennette Clark, Daniel Newman, and Asha Singh

03:15 pm: Session 4: Keynote

  • Stacy Surla

04:30 pm: WIAD DC Close & Raffles

05:00 pm: Happy Hour! Sponsored by UXPA DC! 

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

HEATHER MYERS

JEFF PASS

DIAN HOLTON

DANIEL NEWMAN

GLENNETTE CLARK

ALEXANDRA TOBOLSKY

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

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GRAPHIC FACILITATION

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SNACKS & COFFEE

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HAPPY HOUR

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ACCESSIBILITY

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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.

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 Consultant & Content Strategist 

Booz Allen Hamilton