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World IA Day Austin 2019 - Saturday February 23rd

Austin 2019

Texas United States


North America

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Now in its eighth year, World Information Architecture Day is a one-day annual celebration hosted by the Information Architecture Institute and held in dozens of locations across the globe.

The theme of this year's celebration is Design for Difference. So, what differences are we 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

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Event date
Sat, 23 February 2019

Venue, parking and transit

Optum - 12357-C Riata Trace Pkwy, Building 7, Suite 100, Austin, TX 78727


  • Parking for this event is free and directly in front of the building. The fastest way to Building 7 is to take the entrance for Building 8 and 9. Building 7 will be the building to the right at the end of the parking lot. 



9:00 am Breakfast ? ☕️
9:20 am Welcome and Opening remarks
9:30 am Juanpablo Wright
10:25 am


Matthew Eng
When Design Cohesiveness Breaks the Experience: A design research case study of unifying two independent platforms with two distinct users bases
11:20 am
Lia Prins
Sketching as an Idea Generator: Tactile Techniques to Think More Divergently
12:05 pm Snacks ? ? ?
12:25 pm   
Stephanie Louraine
Intro to Accessibility Language for UX Designers
1:05 pm WIAD ATX Closing