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      February 23, 2019

      Saturday   9:00 AM - 4:30 PM

      1033 West Van Buren Street
      Chicago, Illinois 60607

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      World IA Day Chicago 2019

      Nerdery, a local digital consultancy, is hosting World IA Day, an annual celebration to bring together people who architect information in dozens of locations across the globe.

      The celebration will feature the following speakers discussing this year's theme "Design for Difference":

      Fen Slattery - Clique Studios
      Eric Vazquez - Office of the City Clerk of Chicago
      Eva PenzeyMoog - 8th Light
      Jon Allen - Catch Co. /
      Carly Ho - Clique Studios
      Niketa Jhaveri - GE Healthcare
      AnnaZulma McFadden - JP Morgan Chase

      The local organizers this year are Shawn Dimpfl and Natalie Yee. A detailed agenda will be announced soon, but you can expect speakers to start at 10 a.m. and end around 4:30 p.m. with breaks. More information about each individual session can be found here:

      Getting to Nerdery
      Nerdery is located in the Greektown neighborhood and a short walk from the CTA Blue Line UIC-Halsted stop. There is limited free parking in the area but it can be unpredictable and public transit or Lyft is recommended. You can also explore available paid parking using SpotHero.

      When you arrive, take the elevator to the 7th floor where you will be greeted by Nerdery. The office has gender neutral restrooms. Please contact Nerdery at or 877-664-6373 if you have other questions about the space.

      About the Theme
      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

      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?

      Cost: Free - Register for free!

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      Event details may change at any time, always check with the event organizer when planning to attend this event or purchase tickets.