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Wednesday, April 6 • 1:15pm - 4:45pm
DW01 - Workshop - Introduction to Information Architecture

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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.

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Abby Covert

Information Architect, Abby the IA
Abby Covert is an independent information architect. She specializes in delivering a collaborative information architecture process and teaching those that she works with along the way. She speaks and writes under the pseudonym Abby the IA, focusing on sharing information architecture... Read More →

Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 4:45pm CDT
Room 203