2nd Academics and Practitioners Roundtable
Information Architecture Summit 2014, San Diego, California, USA
March 27, 2014, 9am — 5pm
Following the enormous success of the 2013 Academics and Practitioners Round Table, 2014 extended the conversation to “Teaching Information Architecture”, focusing on:
Contemporary students of IA will be the ones to forge the path ahead in the years to come. Karen McGrane’s 2013 closing keynote called for a doubling down on IA and this not only included how to sell and position our practice in the marketplace but also how we educate our next generation of learners.
Was at the time Director of Information Architecture at Nomensa. He had over 15 years experience in practicing IA, UX and service design internationally, lectured part time, conducted academic research and had been deeply involved in developing the IA community of Practice.
Was at the time a full time lecturer in interaction and multimedia design at the University of Johannesburg. He gained his Masters in Art and Design Education from the University of New South Wales and was completing his second Masters at the University of Cape Town.
The workshop took the form of short ignite style presentations by authors whose papers had completed a formal double-blind peer review process. Following this, a series of co-design sessions brought academics and practitioners together to explore key issues central to the teaching of IA.
What did we expect attendees to take away from the round table? Those attending the workshop benefited from deep discussion, lively debate and co-design sessions that explored the intersection of education, practice and theory. More specifically:
Conference participants who did not submit papers were welcome to register for the workshop and join in the day-long event. Participants benefited from the presentations, contributing to discussion and inclusion in the co-design sessions.
Both practitioners and academics were welcome to join us.
All attendees, both speakers and non-speakers, were required to register for the workshop. A nominal fee was used to cover the bare costs of the workshop.