Skip to main content
eget Menu
World IA Day Boston 2019 - Design for Difference
9:00 AM - 11:59 PM HubSpot
Date: February 23, 2019 to February 23, 2019
Where: HubSpot, 2 Canal Park, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, 02141
Phone: N/A
Event Type: Business
Ticket Price: N/A
World IA Day Boston 2019 is a conference with talks based on Information Architecture and our global theme. This year's Global Theme is "Design for Difference." As designers, we are responsible for creating worlds of experiences, environments, services, and systems that impact millions of people - with lasting impacts. While we don't have a Hippocratic Oath, it's important for us to follow a similar goal to "do good" and "do not harm." It is our responsibility as IAs to consider the consequences and impact our design decisions have on humanity and society as a whole. Research is a foundational step in the design process. It ensures that we understand and account for diverse user needs within communities, both in our own domains and globally. So, what differences are we are designing for? Difference in ability and disability Difference in access to information and technology Difference in language and cultural understanding Difference in age, gender, and identity Difference in experience and engagement There is no average user. There is no norm. How do we as information architects and designers design for this difference? What is this difference that we're designing for? How can we better understand it and become more engaged and mindful for our different and diverse users? How might we communicate this understanding to others and provide more meaning and depth? The exact agenda is still to be determined and this page will be updated when we finalize the event closer to the date.  So far we have Dan Klyn and Abi Jones who have agreed to be speakers at our very special event. You can see past WIADBOS events from the main website: 
Back to top