Saturday, March 5 2022

10:45 – 11:00

Start WIAD

11:00 – 12:00

Architecting a Connected World (Keynote)

Stephanie’s vision of Architecting Interaction explores how we can create contexts – physical, digital or other – that facilitate interactions and nurture connections. Architecting Interaction,… Read more

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Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes
Founder and CEO of AKKA Architects

13:00 – 13:15

Connecting with customers starts with your employees (incl. Q&A)

Your customer is your north star. But how do we connect with customers, and how do we scale experience creation? We create an Experience OS… Read more

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Stephen Herold
Design Leader, Lecturer

13:15 – 13:30

Information, interaction and visualization in extended reality

Amplified by the technological leaps of the last two decades, now extended (virtual, augmented or mixed) reality (XR) can be experienced on relatively affordable headsets… Read more

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Arzu Çöltekin
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction at Institute for Interactive Technologies (FHNW)

13:45 – 14:15

Coup de Mot: Poetry of Everywhere

In this talk, spoken word poet and performance activist Steven T. Licardi will introduce poetic tools he uses to redefine our relationship to occupied spaces. Read more

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Steven T. Licardi
Social worker, spoken word poet, and performance activist

14:15 – 14:45

Defining and understanding community: Using IA and research to co-create World IA Association

Communities provide a sense of connection, place, and identity. How do people seek professional communities? What role do these communities play in their career and… Read more

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Grace G. Lau
Co-President World Information Architecture Association

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Miguel Castillo
User Research Apprentice at DIA Design Guild