World Information Architecture Day

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Past Locations for this Event

World Information Architecture Day | Online

Online Campus


Past Locations for this Event

About this event

Our world is full of information. Whether we are using the latest mobile app, watching the local news or navigating our way through the post office or grocery store, information is all around us. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, we see information architecture is not just practiced by specialists. Instead information is architected by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life.

World Information Architecture Day 2016 is a one-day annual celebration of this phenomenon. Hosted in dozens of locations across the world by local organizers on February 20th, we focus on telling stories of information being architected by everyone from teachers to business owners; technologists to artists; designers to product managers.

The event hosted in Melbourne will be split into two:

Morning - focusing on examples of information architecture in the wild Afternoon - two workshops for UX professionals - designing search and research methods for information architecture.


9.00 - Coffee and donuts

9.15 - Welcome - Mags Hanley and Jackie Antig

9.30 - IA and E-commerce, moderated Mags Hanley This panel provides insights into how information architecture is integrated into e-commerce websites.


  • Laura Larkin - JetStar, Google shopping category integration
  • Kate Hunter - Envato, SEO and IA
  • Fiorella Rizza - Envato, Categories in an existing e-commerce environment

10.30 - Morning tea

10.45 - Data visualisation and journalism, moderated by Jackie Antig Speaker: Ri Lui, a data visualiser for good whose work has been featured in Fast Company, The Washington Post, Business Insider and Foreign Affairs.

11.30 - TBD

12.15 - Research for spatial and package design, Isobar

1.00 - Lunch

2.30 - Choice of workshops - Designing search OR Research methods for information architecture

Designing Search, Mags Hanley Learn how to design internal search engines, including:

  • Search systems definition
  • Information seeking
  • Context of user search within your organisation
  • Designing the search interface and search results
  • Tuning search
  • Indexing
  • Pulling it all together

Research Methods, Davina Gifford, Alex Douglass-Bonner and Jackie Antig

4.30 - Wrap up and drinks

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