Chicago, Illinois, United States

John Hancock Tower
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UPDATE: Hi all! We had a GREAT time at WIAD16 and were glad to see all who came out to celebrate with us. Unfortunately, our pre-planned method of live streaming the event ended up not working. Luckily, our social media volunteer, Harrison Williams had a backup plan utilizing Periscope.

Footage for three of the presentations is available on YouTube.

All presentations are available on SlideShare:
First half
Second half

The presentations will be posted on Slideshare as soon as all presenters are ready.

Thanks again and hope to see you next year!

Trent

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The Information Architecture Institute is proud to announce that on February 20, 2016, the Chicago World Information Architecture Day will take place in the offices of FCB [Foote, Cone and Belding] on the 20th floor of the John Hancock Tower at 875 N Michigan Ave.

Topics and speakers will include:

Anijo Mathew
Anijo Mathew

Presentation Title:

Hyperlocal materialism: How new information landscapes help shift urban experiences

Summary:

Driven primarily by the internet which has disrupted all previous forms of communication, we now live in a world that is highly connected, highly mobile, and heavily invested in technology. The result? Urban spaces are changing; the immaterial – mobile interactions, fast paced technology connections, and disruptive social networks collide to shape and redefine the material – built environments and physical spaces. In this talk, Anijo Mathew will describe how the rules of the game are changing, and how new information landscapes fundamentally shift the scale and operation of urbanism. Through the lens of his new startup, Vamonde, he will show how hyperlocal materialism can redefine what it means to be an urban citizen in a connected world.

Bio:

Anijo Punnen Mathew is an Associate Professor at IllinoisTech’s Institute of Design, where his research looks at evaluating new semantic appropriations of place as enabled by technology and media convergence. He is also the founder and CEO of Vamonde, a new Chicago startup enabling hyperlocal storytelling. He has over 15 years of experience as an architect, designer, and educator, which led to the conception and development of Vamonde. Anijo has a PhD in Computing from the Open University in the U.K.; Master of Design Studies (MDesS) from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design; and a professional Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Ranchi (India). 

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David Harrell
David Harrell

Presentation Title:

Meaningful Data Visualization for Investment Analysis

Summary:

The investment industry produces an abundance of charts and visualizations, but far too often these graphics focus solely on simple price returns. I'll highlight the differences between technical and fundamental investment analysis, and provide an overview of the history of data visualization at Morningstar. I'll present some of our newer visualization concepts and describe how we're creating analytical "lenses" and visualizations that can be extended from individual securities to market indexes to investor portfolios.

Bio:

David Harrell is a senior product manager for Morningstar's research integration team, where he focuses on adding Morningstar's new research IP to its products and software. He's also a member of the editorial board for Morningstar Magazine and contributes a data visualization feature to each issue. David's previous roles at the firm include mutual fund analyst and editorial director. He was part of the three-person editorial team that launched Morningstar.com and was co-inventor of Morningstar's first investment advice software. 

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Sam Spicer
Sam Spicer

Presentation Title:

Collaborating Like You Mean It

Summary:

With the proliferation of information and opinions on how to present it, we as practitioners truly do have 'Information Everywhere, Architects Everywhere.' With so many more cooks in the kitchen, effectively collaborating with our project and business partners can often help drive the best experience for our users.

We often talk about finding the intersection between user and business needs but how do we do that? In this talk we’ll explore ways to better engage with project partners and more deeply understand what is driving them. In doing so we can better advocate for our experience design solutions and the Information Architecture that drives them.

Bio:

Sam has been an experience design professional for 15 years. Beginning in front end development, Sam quickly matured into Experience Design. Since then his work includes redesigns, re-platforms, and implementations for international brands as well as teaching graduate level Information Architecture classes at DePaul University. His clients have included McDonald’s, John Deere, Lowe’s, JCPenney, and AT&T. 

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Golli Hashemian
Golli Hashemian

Presentation Title:

The Changing Nature of Work

Summary:

As more companies begin to understand and value user experience and information architecture, more IA’s and UX’ers are being recruited and hired by bosses and managers who may not realize what they do or how they fit into an existing corporate structure. In this talk, Golli will explore the changing nature of work and how information architects can extend their skill set and level of responsibility to challenge workplace dynamics and solve problems within their own organizations.

Bio:

Golli Hashemian leads UX at Avant, where she established and evangelized user research and human-centered design. With over 10 years of experience in a variety of roles and industries, she has discovered her passion for UX advocacy and community. She is an independent consultant to startups and an adjunct instructor at General Assembly and Startup Institute. She is also an IXDA local leader and co-founder of chiDUXX: Women of Design & UX.

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Joe Juhnke
Joe Juhnke

Presentation Title:

Playing for Keeps, Information Flow in Life-Threatening Environments

Summary:

There is little contention that information architecture is a critical component of any good infrastructure / application design. In some domains, bad information architecture can cost lives. We're going to talk about challenges information architects face through the lens of the future of emergency response and work I've done with the Department of Homeland Security and Department of Defense.

Bio:

Joe Juhnke, Director of Software Engineering for Shoppertrak, has been leading the design and development of digital products for 20 years. Joe’s first notable contribution to the software world was the 1999 information architecture of Walgreens.com the first site to bring 4TB of data to the internet.

From 2003 to 2012, Joe led advanced research projects for his company Tanagram Partners including the design and development of augmented reality systems for DARPA (Dismounted Soldier) and The Department of Homeland Security (First Responder). Work during these projects continues to inspire the augmented reality community. (http://nke.me/1lcoOEh)

Joe is fascinated by and constantly exploring the human condition and how technology can deliver “super powers.”

Joe is also is a licensed private pilot in the United States of America and an avid snowboarder.

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With special thanks to Kamaria Campbell and Harrison Williams IV for their tireless advice and legwork in helping make Chicago's WIAD 2016 a success.

This is going to be a great event. Hope to see you there!

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