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, interviews, surveys
- (re)fining definition of a community
- (re)visiting “What is Information Architecture?”
The global board behind World IA Day demonstrates how information architecture practices are used to [re]define and [re]connect a community through communication, transition, and organization.
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.
Andrea is a UX architect and managing partner at the user-centered design agency Zeix and co-president of the World Information Architecture Association with Grace Lau. She has also been an organizer of World IA Day Switzerland for many years.