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WIAD Des Moines 2016

Des Moines 2016

Iowa United States

EMAIL: desmoines@worldiaday.org

TWITTER: @WIADdsm

The Des Moines team is excited to be putting together their 3rd World IA Day event. Visit our registration page to learn more about our speakers, ticket types, and more.

About World IA Day

World Information Architecture Day is a one-day, annual celebration focused on the practice and education of Information Architecture (IA).

Our celebration brings together a diverse community including information architects, user experience designers, content strategists, product managers, developers, scholars, and students. We come together to talk about and shape the future of Information Architecture. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, we hear stories of information architecture not just practiced by specialists, but by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life. We celebrate these type of stories. This year, we celebrate on February 20th, 2016. Our theme is "Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere".

World IA Day 2016 is taking place in 68 individual locations across 35 countries and six continents. Our celebration in Des Moines will be the third such World IA Day held here.

This volunteer-led, free to-attend event relies on the generosity of our business community to cover operating expenses. Please email desmoines@worldiaday.org for more information about our low-dollar, high-exposure sponsorship options.

The Program

Expect a mix of presentations, workshops, and lightning talks on topics drawing from the worlds of information architecture, user experience design, content strategy product strategy, advertising, marketing, and more.

Venue, parking and transit

Grand View University Student Center

2811 East 14th Street

Des Moines, IA 50316

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World IA Day Des Moines will be held in the recently renovated student center on the Grand View University campus on Des Moines' northeast side. It is easily accessibly from within the city by car or public transit (DART Local Route 4 stops immediately in front of the venue), and is a short hop off of Interstate 80 from exit 136. There is ample free parking, and bike racks if you're one of Iowa's brave winter cyclists.

Program/Schedule

Visualization Everywhere : Distilling Information from Big Data

Steve Belknap, User Experience Architect at Source Allies — Visualization Everywhere : Distilling Information from Big Data

Laura Christenson, Sr. User Experience Architect at MedTouch — Architecting Personalization

Introducing Information Architecture to Graphic Designers

Matt Dirkx, Digital Magazine Developer at Meredith Xcelerated Marketing — Introducing Information Architecture to Graphic Designers

UX Kits: Why You Need Them and How to Build Them

Jacob Heflin, User Experience Designer at Mittera — UX Kits: Why You Need Them and How to Build Them

Information Architecture: Strategic Blueprint for UX and Governance

Jill J. Jensen, Content Director at Geonetric — Information Architecture: Strategic Blueprint for UX and Governance

Architecting the Onboarding Experience

Tom Lindsley, Senior Interaction Designer at Workiva — Architecting the Onboarding Experience

Card-Sorting with Kittens

Amanda Morrow, User Experience Designer — Card-Sorting with Kittens

Shift Your Focus to Website Users and Everyone Wins

Maggie Wright, Senior Content Strategist and Product Owner at Geonetric — Shift Your Focus to Website Users and Everyone Wins

World Building

Bill Zahren, fiction author — World Building

Type Trials

Rachel McClung, Senior Visual Designer at Workiva — Type Trials

Top Task Information Architecture: Bringing Clarity to your Focus

Quentin Dietrich, Product Experience Analyst at AgencyBloc — Top Task Information Architecture: Bringing Clarity to your Focus

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