Feb. 23: World IA Day promotes ‘design for difference’

By | January 31, 2019
Design for Difference: World Information Architecture Day 2019. Ann Arbor, Michigan. Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019. 9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m. Ann Arbor District Library 343 S. 5th Ave.

World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) returns to Ann Arbor on Saturday, February 23. The free, half-day event will bring together industry professionals, students, and the general public for a series of talks and interactive sessions about the design of information systems.

WIAD is an annual event organized by the Information Architecture Institute. UX and IA professionals in more than 60 locations around the world come together to celebrate the study and practice of information architecture.

World IA Day 2019 – Ann Arbor

When: Saturday, February 23, 2019; 9:30 a.m.–1:45 p.m.

Where:Ann Arbor District Library, 343 S 5th Ave, Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Open to the public
No registration required

About the 2019 theme

WIAD 2019 is themed around “Design for Difference” and the responsibility to consider the consequences and impact design decisions have on humanity and society as a whole. Learn more: worldiaday.org/2019 


If you have any questions, contact annarbor@worldiaday.org.

World IA Day 2019. Local Connections, Global Impact. Design for Difference. February 23, 2019
Illustration by Sketch Squad

Per the Information Architecture Institute, IA is the practice of deciding how to arrange the parts of something to be understandable.

Although it can be defined in many ways, information architecture pertains to clarity in information environments—helping people to find what they seek and to make sense of it once they do. IA is closely connected to user experience (UX) design, a more recent term that has risen to prominence.

Wikipedia defines IA as “the structural design of shared information environments; the art and science of organizing and labelling websites, intranets, online communities, and software to support usability and findability; and an emerging community of practice focused on bringing principles of design and architecture to the digital landscape.”