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Johannesburg 2016

South Africa

WORLD IA DAY, Johannesburg

20 FEBRUARY 2016 / 09H00 - 16H00 / UJ FADA AUDITORIUM

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

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".


Venue, parking and transit

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Johannesburg, GP 2092

South Africa


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM

Registration / tea / networking

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM

The State of IA

Presented by Jason Hobbs

10:00 AM - 10:45 AM

Pervasive Information Architecture: designing information  ecosystems for the Internet of Things

Presented by Flávia Lacerda

10:45 AM - 11:15 AM


Tea, coffee & mingling

11:15 AM - 12:00 PM

The new age cross-functional team

Presented By Sebabatso Mtimkulu

12:00 PM - 12:45 PM

How comic books taught me physics

Presented by Ray Whitcher

12:45 PM - 1:00 PM

Collaborative IA: Stakeholders are Architects too

Presented by Rob Enslin

1:00 PM - 2:00 PM


2:00 PM - 2:45 PM

The user experience of public art in Johannesburg

Presented by Stephen Hobbs

2:45 PM - 3:00 PM

Condescension in Design

Presented By Nicholas Hobson

3:00 PM - 3:15 PM

When the information went missing, where did the architects go?

Presented by Lindi Maritz

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM

It all falls apart: IA entropy

Presented by Rob Cowie

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Giveaway, break

Global sponsor giveaways, tea, coffee & mingling

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM

UX Town Hall

Chaired by Rob Turner

An open, interactive “town hall” session to explore the formation of a UX body to support the community of practice in South Africa.

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM

Wrap Up/ After Party

Thanks / wrap-up / AFTERPARTY @ 44 STANLEY