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Language and word choice affect everyone. Why don’t we spend more time thinking about how others will be affected by the words we use? Sam Raddatz and Clair Rock work to break down complex words to make content more usable for any audience.
What does the landscape of online hate look like and how do you visualize it? Join Erin Malone as she talks about her project with ADL’s Center for Technology and Society to map the ecosystems of hate in digital social spaces.
As more organizations rely on their digital services, information architects will be asked to take on more prominent roles in enhancing the CX for all audiences. Join Arpy Dragffy for Creating an information architecture for a complex range of user groups.
The talk narrates the path of design and construction of the first female UX community in Latin America and how, after co-creation sessions, was defined and started working on 5 mvps that are now the core projects of the community. These are: the monthy meetings, a women in UX interview, monthy workshops, mentoring program and […]
As my career progressed from practitioner to executive, I found that what I set aside at one point (practicing information architecture) I revisited as I became responsible for organizations. Information architecture is a valuable skill for anyone designing how teams and organizations grow and operate. IA tools such as labeling, creating taxonomies, and lumping and […]
Reinvention is a necessity for longevity. The 11 years spent as a designer, as well as the years spent in school, have been an extended exercise in reimagining myself at each company I’ve been employed as well as each role. Your growth as a creative professional lives at the intersection of various factors, which are […]
In late 2016, Gartner predicted that “by 2020, 30% of web browsing sessions will be done without a screen.” Comscore likewise predicted that by 2020 “half of all searches will be voice searches.” Though there’s recent evidence to suggest that the 2020 picture may be more complicated than these broad stroke projections imply, as of […]
The reality of domestic violence doesn’t disappear when people enter the digital world. How can we as technologists ensure that our products aren’t used for abuse? This talk will explore how to consider the reality of violence, recognize intervention points, and advocate for user safety.
User experience professionals want to be part of the product, business and experience conversation early and often. How can we truly collaborate to solve more than just design problems and make an impact? Stop being Designers and start collaborating like comic book creators. We need to connect with our partners as co-creators and treating collaborators […]
Single-source content — write once, publish anywhere! — is the dream of many digital publishing teams. It’s particularly challenging on “”archipelago”” projects where different departments, business units, agencies, or teams each own intertwingled portions of an organization’s content. As part a the replatforming project for the State of Georgia’s 85 agencies, we had to tackle […]
Much of what information architecture practice is expected to figure out is “the navigation.” But what if we’ve been oversimplifying the way we discuss, design, and deliver navigation — and what if that’s been the source of later pain for users and organizations for a really long time? This short talk makes the case that […]
Taxonomies are almost always built for specific domains. Can a taxonomy built for a particular market in one language be transposed onto another and retain its value? This presentation will consider the intricacies of translating an occupational taxonomy into different markets and different languages. Is the Spanish job title chofer the same thing as the […]
There is a lot to think about when redesigning any application, but what if your application was a 30-year-old project to transcribe over a hundred years worth of art sales receipts? What if you want to connect these receipts to the people, places, and objects they describe? How do you present this messy event-based data […]
There is a large and messy challenge that comes with needing to share different types of information with different audiences in a single space, especially when one of those audiences is underserved. There have been countless (and important) efforts to create accessible content on the web in regards to differently-abled folx, but the conversation about […]
Being a UX leader is very different than being a hands-on practitioner. In this talk, you will gain a high-level understanding of what’s expected from UX leaders and how to navigate some of the challenges.