photo credit: David Mosher

Information Architecture for Good

In today’s world, we have access to more information than ever before. At the same time, this informational abundance doesn’t guarantee us clarity or transparency and the information may not be reachable by all communities. Information architects organize information so it’s accessible to all people and helps them find the right answers to their questions. The way information is organized and structured influences the way people comprehend it. Making information more accessible, authentic and easier to process is the main way in which information architecture contributes to our society’s progress.

Join us on February 24, 2018 as information architecture practitioners around the world come together to celebrate, share knowledge, and discuss the ways information architecture can make a difference in our communities and societies.

Learn more about this year’s theme at



General Assembly
12th floor, 1133 15th St NW
Washington, DC 20005

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Visualizing Ideas

Stephanie Brown, sketchnoter

Sketchnotes by Stephanie Brown

As a special treat, we had Stephanie Brown creating live sketchnotes in 2017.

Steph is passionate about collaboration and using visuals as a platform to move conversation forward. Founder of the DC Graphic Facilitation Meetup, Steph leads monthly workshops that enable a multi-disciplinary community to bring visual practices into their own work. She has been with the WIAD DC team since the beginning, so we’re pleased to have her as our graphic facilitator for the fourth year in a row!

Part of what makes Steph unique as a graphic facilitator is her passion for collaboration design that brings out the best in individuals, teams and organizations. Steph supports organizations by designing experiences that optimize the power of people in conversation together. This can range from live hand-drawn murals to document collective memories, to facilitating and hosting conversation cafés to build organizational understanding, to leading design innovation sprints that transform ideas into action. Steph has worked for 17 years in the performance improvement sector introducing graphic facilitation and collaboration design to government executives and teams from the White House to the grassroots of change.

Follow Stephanie on Twitter at @StephScribes to see her connecting great ideas visually, and contact her at

Sketchnotes by Rachel Thompson

Rachel Thompson is a graphic facilitator and human centered designer working as a facilitator at the Academy of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maryland, as a coordinator and designer at the Sibley Innovation Hub, and is launching her freelancing graphic recording and facilitation business, Daring Studios. Follow Rachel on Twitter at @rachcald

Rachel Thompson, sketchnoter