That was the 2020 edition of the World Information Architecture Day. Here you will find all information about the last event.

Global Theme 2021

The IA Element

Global Theme 2020

Each part counts for its own purpose. But all elements must work together. The meaning behind it is the IA element.

The World IA Day was created to celebrate Information Architecture (IA) and to empower local leaders keep growing and sharing within their communities.

In 2020, more than anything, we want to reinforce this celebration – highlighting how IA is Elemental (or integral) to having the best results.

How IA ties and binds different ideas involved, the end users, the stakeholders, the designers and the developers. How IA is often the bridge element between them all and tying together through understanding. How IA filters the noise for a better collaboration for a growing community.

IA is essential, IA is key, IA is Elemental.

The IA Element.
The IA element is the one that ties past, present and future.
Excellence in Design. Excellence in Thinking. Excellence in Usability.


Picture of Venue

As in the previous year, the event will take place at the Zürcher Hochschule der Künste.

Zurich University of the Arts
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich


No matter if you are new to Information Architecture or an experienced professional, let’s get together and share the ways Information Architecture makes a difference in our lives.

What is Information Architecture?

Information Architecture (IA) are structures that we use to make sure that the information people need is easy to find and to understand. So when you use a website, a mobile application or go into a store and you can find what you need and everything makes sense, that means the information architecture is doing its job.

What is World IA Day?

World IA Day connects the world through Information Architecture. World IA Day is a one-day annual conference organized by the Information Architecture Institute and held simultaneously in dozens of cities across the world.

Who is the WIAD for?

Information architects, user experience designers, business owners, content specialists, developers and all you web enthusiasts.

Should you have more questions, don’t hesitate to contact us

Portrait Andrea Rosenbusch

Andrea Rosenbusch

UX Architect & Managing Partner



Portrait Fabienne Gafner

Fabienne Gafner

Senior UX Designer

JobCloud AG


Portrait Alina Cvetkova

Alina Cvetkova

UX Design Lead



Portrait Dario Albanesi

Dario Albanesi

Senior UX Designer

Digitec Galaxus AG


Portrait Yannic Schär

Yannic Schär

UX & Webdesigner




WIAD Switzerland sincerely thanks our sponsors for supporting our mission and making the Annual Conference possible!



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