IA Summit 2015 Main Conference Talk
Topic(s): information architecture
A workshop with a winner! The IA Slam is a hands-on role-playing test of your imagination, business acumen, information architecture, and suspension of disbelief. Placed on teams, you provide a solution to the problem presented. Your solutions are pitched to the client team, who later awards the prize. We’re always challenging. Or entertaining. Or both.
How do you win? You submit the best solution to the right problem.
Why the wacky? Keeps the playing field level.
Is it really worth giving up two sessions for? Absolutely!
Really, your clients aren’t that bad. Also, you’re more resourceful than you think.
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.
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.
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.
Eric Reiss is an author, consultant, professional storyteller, flâneur, business optimizer, maker of millionaires. He is currently CEO of the Copenhagen-based FatDUX, which designs online and offline interactive experiences. He is a past president of the Information Architecture Institute, and served as Chair of the European Information Architecture Summit (EuroIA) 2005-2014.
Eric is the author of Practical Information Architecture, Web Dogma ’06, and Usable Usability. He has also contributed to several other books and publications, including Designing Web Navigation, Pervasive Information Architecture, Designing the Conversation, and Speaker Camp.