2014 IA Summit
Research in Awkward Places
Alison Meier addresses methods for doing user research in the wild in this session.
Architecture of Advocacy
One of the most powerful things that an information architect can do is to create change within an organization. Christina Wodtke looks at way to do so and how to get past the fear of failure.
Designing for Shades of Gray
Not all design takes place in a binary “good or bad” environment. Miles Rochford examines how user experience designers can design for humans rather than profits.
Designing for Villains
In this panel discussion David Blaxsom, Donna Lichaw, Eduardo Ortiz, Erik Gibb, and Aviva Rosenstein present ways to cope with situations with ambiguous requirements.
What’s Your Problem?
Following the conference theme of designing for people first Tami Evnin delves into ways to go from problem identification to solution.
Information Architecture and the Materialities of the Digital
How do structure and volume effect the way that we interact with information? Here Paul Dorish builds a framework for thinking about coping with the ever growing problem of information density.
Body Language: the Hidden Language
Our posture and expressions communicate just as much information as our words. Brad Nunally gives tips on how user experience researchers can adjust their nonverbal communication to achieve better results with
UX Debt: Awareness and Missed Opportunities
Much like technical debt letting your design debt accrue can negatively impact the experiences that your users have. Andrew Wright compiles a framework for assessing UX debt and tackling it effectively.
In the final keynote Peter Morville reflects on what information architecture is and is not as well as how practitioners can present it to the outside world.