Workshops and Main Program Online
All presentations will be recorded and available for [re]play as part of the Talks on Demand for all registered attendees through December 2022. Videos will be made available the date of the scheduled presentation. Main program talks also include a short live Q&A which will not be recorded.
Friday, April 22
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM CTNetworking
Group Mentoring Session (Friday)
Are you new to UX, making a career change, or need direction on future career steps? Meet with a group mentor for conversation and advice. Each host will work with four to five attendees for an hour of discussion. Attendance is free with a main conference ticket.
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM CTSocial Event
IAC Morning Coffee
Wake up to conversation with friends old and new as you [re]connect before the opening keynote. We can’t deliver the coffee, donuts, or drinks but we will be offering our conference space for browsing sponsor booths, getting technical support, or [re]connecting with the friends you made yesterday.
11:30 AM to 12:30 PM CTKeynote
Day Two Keynote
A Conversation with George Oates Conference chair Erin Malone talks with George Oates about her recent work [Re]Connecting with the Flickr Commons program she created back in 2008 and the creation of the Flickr Foundation, a new nonprofit whose basic purpose is to make sure Flickr can’t be deleted.
12:30 PM to 1:00 PM CT20 minute talk
Revisiting, Reviewing, and Revising Taxonomies
Taxonomies are not new. In fact, many are old, out of date, and not appropriate for new needs. It’s becoming more common to adapt and revise and existing taxonomy than to create one from scratch. This session will examine various cases and examples of excerpts of poorly designed taxonomies and discuss how they can be improved. Topics will include concept label wording and unambiguity, use of alternative labels, hierarchy depth…
1:00 PM to 2:00 PM CT45 minute talk
Why Graphs?: Transcending the Limits of Hierarchical Thinking
Why would two taxonomists interrogate the limitations of hierarchical thinking and information organization? Graphs offer more specific and flexible structures to model relationships between objects. This basic change of frame reflects more accurately the way humans understand information, provides flexible and extensible modeling options, and usurps existing (tree-based, or arboreal) power and information structures in favor of a decentralized, democratized information environment with no beginning and no end.
2:00 PM to 2:30 PM CT20 minute talk
Healing a Hurting Team: Practical advice on how to focus on the humans in your team
Our teams are tired. We’re tired. The world is on fire. But still, we work. How do we heal the hurt our team members feel and prevent burnout? We can’t manage every person the same. They are individuals with distinct needs. And in the unprecedented times we are currently living in, being sensitive to others can be difficult when we’re stuck behind remote desks on video conferences. Knowing what style…
2:15 PM to 3:15 PM CTSponsored Event
LocationSan Diego Room
From Conference Website to Event CMS: A Story of Collaborative Information Design
Sanity needed a website to share information about its inaugural conference. This meant starting from square one and building everything – the content technology, the interface design, the code, the functionality, the conference program, and conference information. Because Sanity is a content technology company, we wanted to take advantage of this opportunity to take our own advice and incorporate best practices across the board. Content Strategy Relations and Developer Relations…
2:30 PM to 2:45 PM CTLightning talks
Balancing understanding with doing
A short tale about discovering Information Architecture, learning, and hope for the future!
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM CTBonus
Take some time to eat lunch, have conversations with your fellow IAC attendees, or explore Gather. Talks will begin again at 3:30 PM ET in the Auditorium with a short introduction beforehand by your IAC co-chairs.
3:30 PM to 4:00 PM CT20 minute talk
(Re)Architecting a Community
Behind every community is a great planner — said by a great information architect somewhere. Acknowledging the transition of change, the global board behind World IA Day shares its story of continuity and perseverance amidst ambiguity to [re]charge the community. In its journey to (re)defining WIAD as an org vs an annual event, World IA Day presents its process through: (re)structuring the org as a nonprofit(re)connecting through listening/user research, workshops,…
4:00 PM to 5:00 PM CT45 minute talk
Content Strategy Is Community
You may be launching the coolest service on the block, bringing in students to a major university, or bringing attention to a community non-profit. User-centric content strategy, at its heart, is about crafting messages which bring together people who share common interests and goals. There is another field that serves a similar function – community management. In this talk, Greg Dunlap will unpack what content strategy and community have in…
5:00 PM to 5:30 PM CT20 minute talk
Chief Information Architect
Years ago, when I was working for one of my product mentors, Matte Scheinker, in an attempt to reboot AOL surprised that we didn’t have any information architects on staff, as it wasn’t even a job title in the HR system anymore. He turned to me and asked, “Well, how many IAs does a company need?” So I thought about that question before answering and then said, “At least one.”…
5:30 PM to 6:30 PM CT45 minute talk
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CTSocial Event
Join fellow IACers for friendly games on Gather as we play old favorites like Codenames and Spyfall and learn new ones. Hosts will be on hand to teach. Open tables will also be available for those who want to play something else while talking with friends old and new. A complete list of hosted games will be posted in April but here are some examples of what to expect Spyfall…
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM CTSocial Event
LocationGo Kart area
IAC Grand Prix
Thanks to the generosity of Optimal Workshop we are excited to announce the IAC Grand Prix. Join us for an evening of online go kart racing, socializing, and fun on our custom designed course. Practice your Mario Kart skills to navigate obstacles, find secrets, and finish on the virtual podium.