2018 Main Conference Talk
Information architecture is not neutral. It provides a lens through which people view information or an experience. All design, and therefore all of information architecture, involves value choices. How do we approach this as a profession? Do we follow a code? If so, what is it? Is it shared among our collective IA community?
This was our topic for this year’s Academic Practitioner Roundtable. Join us and continue the conversation. Learn more about the roundtable here.
About the speaker(s)
An architect, teacher, and researcher, Andrea Resmini is the author of Pervasive Information Architecture and Reframing Information Architecture, and a two-times past president of the Information Architecture Institute. He co-founded the Journal of Information Architecture, Architecta, the Italian Society for Information Architecture, the Academic / Practitioner Roundtable, and World IA Day.
Andrea is a compulsive reader of WWII submarine warfare trivia, Tolkien drafts, and Jack the Ripper case studies. He is also one of the regular hosts of Acoustic Jam Night!
A creative leader with roots in sculpture and graphic design, Bern delights in combining the aesthetic with the usable. She has developed award-winning experiences and holds two patents in color-selection methods. Whether launching a business-changing product or revamping a company division, Bern relishes the juicy problems that can only be solved when designers and change agents collaborate.
Dedicated to empowering women to design and code, she can be found on weekends teaching user experience, prototyping, and facilitation. Bern founded and leads the Los Angeles Chapter of Ladies that UX and currently sits on the Board of AIGA Los Angeles.
Sarah Rice is an information architect with over two decades of strategy and consulting experience, designing and executing excellent user experiences for companies such as Google, Sony, Sun Microsystems, Microsoft, eBay, Princess Cruises and Yahoo!
She has a master’s degree in Information Science and consults with a number of user experience firms under Seneb Consulting. She served on the Board of Directors of the Information Architecture Institute, is active in the American Society for Information Science and Technology’s Information Architecture Summit. She also speaks regularly at industry conferences.
Keith Instone is a seasoned & compassionate user experience professional with 20 years of experience as a consultant, corporate practitioner (10 years with IBM), and professional leader. He is a freelancer based in Toledo, Ohio, who volunteers his UX skills for local nonprofits. He’s also co-founder of Tech Toledo and lectures at Bowling Green State University.
Ren Pope is the Owner and Principal of Info-Do based out of Washington DC. He has over 25 years of leadership and vision in the information science field. Ren has held various interesting positions both in and out of the UX career field these include speech and policy writing, modeling and simulation, and designing knowledge management systems.
Ren focuses his passion for information sciences, where he designs content management systems. He has studied and strives to perfect the use of taxonomies, ontologies, concept maps as well as overall information modeling to ensure the intent of design endures in the product. Ren enjoys writing and speaking about the theory and practice of the information sciences; and in his free time, he likes running around in the outdoors, pushing buttons and turning knobs to make music, and throwing things into barrels to age them.