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When: February 9, 2013, 10:00 Where: Bristol, United Kingdom
A group of internationally recognised experts in the fields of Information Architecture (IA), User Experience and Built Environment Architecture discuss the future of our disciplines and role that IA can play. This is a free event taking part in the heart of Bristol's historic harbour.

Location: Watershed
1 Canon’s Road, Bristol, Avon BS1 5TX

Twitter: @WIAD2013Bristol

Lanyrd: http://lanyrd.com/2013/wiad2013/

Agenda

09.30am – onwards  Delegate registration at The Watershed, Bristol

10am – Opening address and introduction to WIAD Bristol 2013 (Jon Fisher, Senior UX Consultant – Nomensa)

10.15am – Guest Keynote speaker: Andrea Resmini, President, Information Architecture Institute.

Title: “Ghost in the Machine – Architectures of Cyberspace”

In 2012, the Web is but one piece of a larger mechanism: our focus has moved away from the single artifact to consider the ecology, this complex, distributed, information-based beast. Constantly reshaped and reconnected over an arbitrary number of different interacting channels by an ever increasing amount of actors, ecologies force us out of the Web, a “simpler” world where the lenses provided by library science or graphic design seemed to be enough. Not anymore. Information has gone mobile and has bled into physical space, but mobile itself is not the revolution, it is an enabler. The revolution is in what constant access to dynamically remediated information is allowing us to do, in how it allows the digital to seep into physical space, in how it turns receivers into writers constantly weaving new subjective narratives.

Session will include short Q & A

11.15am – Speaker: Leisa Reichelt, Leading User Experience Practitioner

Title: “Prototyping Information Architecture”

Much is said of prototyping interaction design, but can the same be done with information architecture? Certainly it can, and furthermore, it should be encouraged. Yes, even on your very large, very complex and incredibly important project, information architecture can (and should) go from brain to browser and documentation can be deferred and reduced significantly. This session will offer a series of short case studies on how to attempt information architecture by prototyping from the earliest stages touching only briefly on the debate as to where the edges of Information Architecture, Interaction Design and Content Strategy meet.

Session will include short Q & A

Midday – LUNCH

13.30pm – Speaker: Margaret Hanley, UX Manager

Title:  “Is Search IA?”

For many UX professionals internal site-search is a mystery which is just expected to “work.” Mags Hanley will take you through the elements of Search – technical, structural and user-interface to help you design the next site-search you come across.

Session will include short Q & A

14.15pm – Speaker Martyn Dade-Robertson, architect

Title: “Sentient Architectures of Information”

In an age of ubiquitous and pervasive computing the notion of information architecture has shifted to involve both multi-channel and multi-device experiences. Perhaps, even more profoundly digital information which has been ‘let loose’ from the shackles of a computer screen becomes, through locative media, embedded within the places and practices of everyday life. This new era of information architecture offers new and exciting design opportunities; however, it also offers practical and ethical challenges. This talk will sketch out this future for information architecture through the concept of sentient spaces examines how Information Architects may shape experiences, not only of information but, of society and space.

Session will include short Q & A

15.00 –  “Challenges, Opportunities and Collaboration – Open Panel Discussion”

To finish the day we will be hosting a panel of experts from the digital and architectural disciplines to discuss the implications for our respective industries on design in the future. We will discuss both the challenges and opportunities that present themselves as we move to more distributed digital landscape.
This will be a fully interactive session with the audience.

Panellists: Jon Fisher – Nomensa (Chair Person), Andrea Resmini – IA Institute, Dave Ellender – Nomensa/BUG, Steve Maslin – Architect and TBC – Simple Web.

Local sponsors include:

 

Nomensa logo

www.nomensa.com

www.simpleweb.co.uk

www.bristolusability.ning.com

FreeAgent logo

www.freeagent.com

Speaker

Leisa Reichelt portrait
Leisa Reichelt
Leisa Reichelt is speaking in Bristol, United Kingdom on Prototyping Information Architecture.
Margaret Hanley portrait
Margaret Hanley
Margaret Hanley is speaking in Bristol, United Kingdom on Is Search IA?.
Martyn-dade-robertson
Martyn Dade-Robertson
Martyn Dade-Robertson is speaking in Bristol, United Kingdom on Sentient architectures of information.
Andrea Resmini
Andrea Resmini
Andrea Resmini is speaking in Bristol, United Kingdom on Ghost in the Machine – Architectures of Cyberspace.
Additional Speakers:
Leisa Reichelt portrait
Leisa Reichelt
Margaret Hanley portrait
Margaret Hanley
Martyn-dade-robertson
Martyn Dade-Robertson
Andrea Resmini
Andrea Resmini

Local Coordinator

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Jon Fisher
Nomensa

Jon Fisher is coordinating WIAD 2013 in Bristol, United Kingdom.