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WIAD Des Moines 2017

Des Moines 2017

Iowa United States

About World IA Day

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. World IA Day 2017 is taking place in 65 individual locations across 29 countries and 6 continents. Our celebration in Des Moines will be the 4th such World IA Day held here.

Meet People in your community

We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of practicing, learning, teaching and shaping the future of information architecture. We share our thoughts, ideas, and work within an open and welcoming environment.

People who architect information come from many professions and all walks of life. We believe the power of similarity and the beauty of difference will inspire those who work in information architecture, as well as those who may be new to it. Everyone is welcome and our celebrations are always accessible to all.

The Program

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

Venue, parking and transit

VENUE
Des Moines Public Library
1000 Grand Avenue,
Des Moines, IA 50309

DIRECTIONS
The Central Library is located in the heart of downtown Des Moines at 1000 Grand Avenue in the Western Gateway Park near the Pappajohn Sculpture Garden.

PARKING
Street parking is available near the library and is free on the weekend in downtown Des Moines.

 

Program/Schedule

8:00 AM - 8:45 AM

Coffee & Registration

8:45 AM - 9:00 AM

Introduction & Welcome

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

An Understanding of Journey Maps and How To Use Them (Workshop)

Mat Winegarden and Matt Arnold, ConnectFive - An Understanding of Journey Maps and How To Use Them (Workshop)

9:00 AM - 9:50 AM

Sketchnotes on Design Thinking (Workshop)

Rachel McClungWorkiva - Sketchnotes on Design Thinking (Workshop)

9:50 AM - 10:30 AM

Information Architecture in Nature: Human memory and cognitive bias (Presentation)

Annie Lewis, Workiva - Information Architecture in Nature: Human memory and cognitive bias (Presentation)

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Creating and Using Personas to Drive Design (Workshop)

Laura Christenson, MedTouch - Creating and Using Personas to Drive Design (Workshop)

10:30 AM - 11:20 AM

Tying Information Architecture Back To Business (Workshop)

Ellen Butler, Happy Medium - Tying Information Architecture Back To Business (Workshop)

11:20 AM - 11:55 AM

Story Mapping (Workshop)

Edward Cupps, Workiva - Story Mapping (Workshop)

11:55 AM - 12:45 PM

Lunch

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Outside the Frame: Information and experience design in 360° (Presentation)

Heather Rhea and Eric Rhea, Arkitome - Outside the Frame: Information and experience design in 360° (Presentation)

12:45 PM - 1:15 PM

Implications of Chat Interfaces and IA (Presentation)

Kurt Vander WielVisual Logic - Implications of Chat Interfaces and IA (Presentation)

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

UX Prototyping Tools - Adobe XD and Facebook's Origami (Presentation)

Jeremy Harrington, Voce Communications - UX Prototyping Tools - Adobe XD and Facebook's Origami (Presentation)

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM

The Content Triangle: A strategic framework for integrating content technology, creators and development (Presentation)

Al Martine, Central Scribe - The Content Triangle: A strategic framework for integrating content technology, creators and development (Presentation)

1:45 PM - 2:20 PM

Using Optimal Workshop to improve your navigation (Presentation)

Kathryn Downing - Using Optimal Workshop to improve your navigation (Presentation)