This inaugural IAC podcast provides a behind-the-scenes glimpse of the information architecture conference and explores why you should attend this year’s conference! David Dylan Thomas, author and speaker, interviews the co-chairs of the conference: Grace Lau, Claire Morville, Teresa Nguyen, and Cassini Nazir. For more than 20 years, the IA conference has been the preeminent […]
News and announcements for the IA conference #IAC21 Anywhere in spring 2021
Please welcome this year’s Diversity Student Scholars! IAC Scholars share in the prestige and opportunities that become available when they are selected. The Scholarship Program has three primary purposes: To nurture and sustain the professional development of the scholars, To establish a network of scholars over time who become mentors to other promising newcomers, and […]
This blog post introduces another of the co-chairs for IAC21. When not planning the conference, Grace Lau is also the co-president for World IA Day, the nonprofit entity behind World IA Day (the annual event), and co-founder of DIA Design Guild, LLC, a design consultancy uplifting aspiring and transitioning UX designers and researchers.
Reflecting on the past year is mind-blowing to say the least. It was almost a year ago now that I was announced as the first student liaison for the 2021 IA conference. My photo on the website has stayed the same, but a lot has changed. My title has transitioned to Student Co-Chair, and I […]
Have an idea that you want to share with the IA community? The deadline for IAC21 poster night has been extended an additional week to February 17, 2021. New to the IA/UX/tech community? In the midst of a job change that you don’t want to talk about? Have an idea you want to share, but […]
Why did you get into Information Architecture? I didn’t get a choice. I was born into IA. My first words were taxonomy and wireframe. My first pet was a polar bear. Okay, I’m joking, but as you’ve probably guessed, my dad is Peter Morville. What you may not know is that I’ve spent most of […]
One of our IAC keynote speakers tells us that search engines are racist, the other that artificial intelligence can’t replace humans. Both help us recalibrate our shared responsibilities as professionals and practitioners. Safiya Umoja Noble’s Algorithms of Oppression challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for ideas, identities, and […]
As we collectively emerge from 2020, we pause to introduce you to the team behind the planning and coordination for IAC21: Grace Lau Teresa Nguyen Claire Morville Cassini Nazir We are honored to carry forward the rich legacy. IAC has endured for 22 years thanks to the effort and dedication of a smart and dedicated […]
We are thrilled to announce programmer and game developer Kathy Sierra will deliver the closing keynote at the 2021 Information Architecture conference.
Kathy created the award-winning Head First book series that sold over one million copies. Published by O’Reilly Media, these instructional guides employ an unorthodox combination of visuals, puzzles, jokes, and an engaging conversational style to help people develop skills in programming, software engineering, and user experience design.
The 2021 Information Architecture conference has an open call for poster presentations! For IAC21, we’re planning a virtual poster exhibition. We pivoted Poster Night last year and we’ve refined the logistics this year around. The Poster Night is scheduled for April 28 from 5:00 – 6:30 pm EDT online. Poster Night will be held in real-time in […]
We are delighted to announce that the 2021 Information Architecture Conference opening keynote will be delivered by the daughter-mom team of Rebekah and Jamie Bruesehoff.
We want to keep you in the loop of our efforts to make the 2021 information architecture conference more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. This article is a follow on to our action plan posted last month. We ask that you continue to hold us accountable and make suggestions for how we can continuously improve our […]
Hello, everyone! We, the co-chairs and IAC21 planning committees, are hard at work to create a conference that is engaging, inspiring, inclusive, and accessible. As we assess communication platforms, activities, and other services for next year’s IAC21, we realized we need your help and input in a number of areas. Goals for this survey: Better […]
Following up on an article from June 25, 2020, we want to let you know how we’re taking action for the 2021 information architecture conference to be more diverse, equitable, and inclusive. We ask that you hold us accountable and make suggestions for how we can continuously improve our efforts. Our action plan Diversify our […]
How BLM is informing the planning of the 2021 Information Architecture Conference