Designing for Digital is a two-day conference packed with intensive, hands-on workshops and informative sessions meant to help educate and expose library and information professionals to colleagues working on user experience, discovery, design and usability projects inside and outside of libraries, drawing expertise from the tech and education communities, as well as from peers.

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Wednesday, February 25 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Information Architecture for Everybody

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No matter what your job or mission in life: if you are working with other people you are dealing with information architecture. Information Architecture is the way that we arrange the parts of something to make it understandable. Whether it is determining the labels for your products and services or creating navigational systems to help users move through a complex ecosystem of marketing channels, everybody architects information.

The concepts one has to understand to practice information architecture thoughtfully are not hard to learn or based on expensive tools. In fact they are tools and concepts we at the Information Architecture Institute think everybody should know.  This half day workshop is meant to introduce the concepts of IA and give you confidence in practicing IA yourself. 

The workshop is divided into three main lessons that each have lecture and workshop components:

  1. Ontology: Know what you mean when you say what you say by using Continuums, Controlled Vocabularies and Content Modeling 
  2. Taxonomy: Structure is Rhetoric. Learn to use and understand Hierarchy/Heterarchy/Sequence Creation and how to understand facets 
  3. Choreography: Learn how to plan for the spaces between the places you make. 

This is part of the Designing for Digital Conference.  Learn more at www.designingfordigital.com.

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Abby Covert

Independent Information Architect
Abby Covert is an independent information architect working and living in New York City. She has a proven track record of establishing user-centric practices within creative agency environments as well as a reputation for stellar information architecture work in a variety of client... Read More →

Wednesday February 25, 2015 8:00am - 12:00pm CST
Room 103

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