Join Grace, Ken, and Jessi backstage planning as they talk about the information architecture of role-based access control (RBAC) for the IAC Discord server and its impact on the design of the conference experience. Learn about how IAC21 is using Discord to manage backchannel notifications, permissions, and information for its conference and workshops. This event will be recorded.
About the speakers
Grace Lau is an information architect and designer based in Greater Los Angeles, California. She supports the information architecture community through organizing events and mentoring. She co-founded DIA Design Guild, a design community and collective for new and transitioning tech professionals to learn and develop UX skills on real-world projects.
Her first IA Summit was in 2007 Las Vegas. She is also the co-president of World IA Day.
Jessi Shakarian is a web developer turned information architect and content strategist who’s interested in using her holistic knowledge of websites to create accessible user experiences across all platforms.
Ken Caldwell is a staff member and graduate student at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. As a writer and designer at U-M Information and Technology Services, he is responsible for project communication strategy, social media leadership for @umichTECH, and he is an administrator of and contributor to Michigan IT News. As a grad student at UMSI, Ken is studying human-computer interaction with an emphasis on UX design, content strategy, and information architecture. See his LinkedIn profile for more.
As a volunteer for the IAC, Ken is admin of the conference Slack workspace. He created the Polar Bear Bot, a chatbot you can interact with to learn about conference activities and a little more. Please be nice to the bot, even if it has no feelings.