Designing for a New World Using Systems Thinking

IAC 2021

April 22, 2021


Now more than ever, we are seeing how the systems underlying society affect the people living within them. As designers, we have an opportunity to impact positive change. Learn to see the big picture and tackle big, messy problems by cultivating a systems thinking lens into your UX and IA practices. What is systems thinking? Why is it important? Engage in practical hands-on activities that you can bring back to…

Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Modeling

IAC 2021

April 20, 2021


This workshop is sold out. Are you interested in learning more about ontologies but don't know where to begin? Our "Introduction to Ontology Concepts and Modeling" workshop comprises a three-hour introduction aimed at IAs who are interested in ontologies and would like to learn the basics, including: Complex knowledge organization schemes and concept structures Basics of ontological relationships Information on existing ontologies for re-use The difference between upper and lower…

Product Management for Information Architects

IAC 2021

April 23, 2021

IA experience is wonderful preparation for product management, but the role of a product manager involves mastering additional skills related to software development, engineering, technical architecture, finding product-market fit, going to market, funnel optimization, revenue modeling, experimenting with hypotheses, managing products through lifecycles, sunsetting features, saying no to stakeholders, getting teams into alignment, and more. In this workshop, Christian will explain how IA skills provide a great foundation for product…