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Are Information Architects a thing of the past? Or the only folks out there who are going to make sense of this mess? And if not them, who is best positioned to shepherd the structure of our shared information spaces into a better state? How do we ‘future proof’ our discipline?
In this debate, we’ll pit industry experts against each other to determine answers to these questions and more, once and for all. Or, at least, unpack some of the situations and contexts that really require dedicated IA expertise… and what we might need to ‘share’ with our colleagues for great impact in the future.
Join us for this spirited live debate, hosted by Optimal Workshop.
About the speakers
Danielle has over two decades of experience applying a number of strategic user experience research techniques to a wide variety of products, including hardware, medical devices, Windows, web, telephone, and mobile. Her work has benefited such organizations as Pfizer, MasterCard International, Fidelity Investments, Hyundai, Graco, Enterprise Rent-a-Car, Mayo Clinic, and more.
She has a BE in Biomedical and Electrical Engineering from Vanderbilt University and a MS in Human Factors in Information Design from Bentley University and has run her own bespoke UX Research and Strategy consulting practice since 2009.
You can find Danielle online at http://dgcooley.com, and she tweets sometimes @dgcooley.
Kia ora! I’m a UX Researcher of 11 years and an IA enthusiast with a love of building community. By day I’m the Head of Research at Optimal Workshop, and by night you can find me with a good book, playing video games, or wandering around forests admiring at the beauty that is Aotearoa New Zealand.
Mike is a User Research Director at Liberty Mutual Insurance. He performs qualitative research to discover insights to inform UX design and strategy. Mike has been working in user experience since 1995. He graduated from Bentley University’s Master’s Program in Human Factors and Information Design in 2008 and is certified in UX by the Nielsen Norman Group. Mike has taught at Northeastern University and has guest lectured at New York Institute of Technology, the University of Washington and the University of Wisconsin. He is an active member of UXPA, UX Research & Strategy, and Rosenfeld Media’s Advancing Research Community. He has presented at UXPA Boston, UXPA International, Boston Accessibility, User Experience Lisbon, and UX New Zealand.