World IA Day 2019: Design for Difference

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

World IA Day 2019: Design for Difference

Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C. Campus

GA D.C.
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington D.C. 20005

Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Join us for this year's World Information Architecture Day. 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.

Agenda

  • 9:30am - 9:55am Networking and morning coffee
  • 10:00am - 10:10am Intros and Welcome
  • 10:10am-10:25am - Speaker 1
  • 10:30am-11:25am - Lightning Talks
  • 11:30 - 12:55 Networking and lunch break
  • 1:00pm - 1:55pm Panel: Designing for Difference
  • 2:00pm - 2:25pm - Speaker 2
  • 2:30pm - 2:45pm - Speaker 3
  • 2:45PM - 3:00pm - Closing remarks, prize draws
  • 3pm - head to nearby bar for cocktail

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