IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): collaboration, information architecture, product design, research, service design, storytelling, strategy, and UX
The IA Slam is a participatory session in which an entire client project is condensed into less than an hour. The Instigators present a business problem and teams compete to provide an acceptable recommendation. The Slam is an opportunity for participants to put into practice skills they may or may not have learned at the conference, and to work intensely with colleagues. The winning team will be awarded medals in Information Architecture at an awards ceremony the following day.
About the speaker(s)
Lynn Boyden is Information Architect at USC Information Technology Services, and teaches Information Architecture at UCLA’s library school. She is a co-founder of LA UX Meetup, the largest local meetup for UX Professionals in the country.
Chris Chandler is Product Strategy Practice Lead at Philosophie. Previously, he worked as User Experience Director at Fandango and Disney.
Chris is very active in the Southern California User Experience community. He is a co-founder of LA UX Meetup, the largest local meetup for UX Professionals in the country. He lectures on Information Architecture and User Centered Design at UCLA and Santa Monica College. He also currently sits on the Advisory Board at AIGA Los Angeles.
Matthew Fetchko is a digital strategist, information architect, and creative thinker. He has over 15 years of experience developing and executing high impact digital strategies primarily within the financial services sector working for market-leading companies, including J.P. Morgan and Citibank. He is currently Executive Director, Global Head of User Experience at J.P. Morgan.
Dorelle Rabinowitz is a user experience designer, information architect and storyteller. She is currently Sr. Director of Global Design at PayPal. She has also worked in UX at Intuit, Google, Yahoo, and eBay.
She has deep expertise in system-level creation and development of design languages, as well as a passion for solving complex business problems with great design. Plus she has a teeny teeny thing about Elvis.
Lara Fedoroff is currently the Director of the Experience Design team at Tradesy where they aim to reimagine the shopping experience. Previously, she led UX teams at eHarmony and RPA creating experiences for well-known clients like Farmers Insurance, QuickBooks By Intuit, Los Angeles Clippers, and Apartments.com as well as UCLA and Royal Caribbean while at Philosophie.
Lara is an active member of the community serving as the Communications Director on the Information Architecture Institute Board of Directors and as the Global Executive Producer of World IA Day in 2015. She is the founder of UX-Radio, a podcast about IA, UX, and Design. The show features collaborative discussions with industry experts with the purpose to inspire, educate and share resources with the community.