IA Summit 2018 Main Conference TalkTopic(s): case studies, collaboration, storytelling, strategy, and techniques
Getting ready for your next big project? Learn how a design team created “a noble, logical diagram” that’s still influential after 100 years.
Chicago in 1909 was just like your last website redesign project: impetuous growth, tacked-on acquisitions, and inadequate infrastructure. Chicago’s business leaders needed a grand plan to tame the chaos and inspire the community, so they hired veteran architect and city planner Daniel Burnham and his talented team to create a master plan for the city.
Their deliverable was controversial, innovative, and continues to be hugely influential–even though parts of the plan still remain a dream on paper!
In this session, you’ll learn how they got it done, and what techniques you can steal for your next project. You’ll walk away with a better appreciation for the designers who shaped the city we enjoy today.
About the speaker(s)
A UX research leader at Morningstar, Inc., Kate Callahan is a lifelong Chicagoan, history enthusiast and architecture buff who studied urban historical archaeology (that’s a thing!) alongside human-computer interaction and design research. In her undergraduate program, she did her archaeological fieldwork on Chicago’s lakefront, which is a key element of the 1909 Plan of Chicago. She also has over a decade of work experience on major redesign efforts.