World Information Architecture Day (WIAD) is a one-day annual celebration to evangelise the practice of information architecture and held in dozens of locations across the world. We are a community of like-minded professionals and enthusiasts who share the common goal of teaching, learning, and shaping the future of information architecture. Because of the ubiquitous nature of information, we see information architecture is not just practiced by specialists. Instead information is architected by people holding all sorts of titles, coming from all walks of life.
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Let’s Define IAIn this talk we will look at different definitions of information architecture by various pioneers and try to frame a holistic definition. We explore whats “information” and Art and Science of it with some examples of IA around us. We will touch upon some information seeking theories & techniques and how to design for them. Speaker’s definition of Information Architecture and the road ahead.
Decoding Crafts: Mapping Asia InCH EncyclopediaThere are many facets that go unnoticed behind the simple term that we all know as ‘crafts’. This talk will try to bring to light the lesser known tangents that together comprise the multitudinous terrain of intangible cultural heritage (ICH) across South Asia. From traditional arts, crafts, textiles and its practitioners, the museums that strive to preserve cultural heritage, organisations that aim to work towards its development, terms that make up its vocabulary to the gamut of research and scholarly endeavours, all housed within the largest leading online encyclopaedia known as Asia InCH, unravel the mapping of the journey of over 20 years towards contributing to ICH.
Humanising Digital InteractionsDigital interfaces have started to mimic human interactions. What shape do these interventions take? How do computers interpret natural language inputs? How do interfaces transform to accommodate human mediation seamlessly? Through our presentation, we aim to explore the underlying design systems that enable humanised interfaces.
Making Sense of Data in an Indian NewsroomData journalism in India is challenging. We at Mint take it a notch by doing it daily non-stop. Over the past year, we’ve done over 250 thoroughly researched data stories. In this talk, we take a look at the in house process of dealing with data on a daily basis. In a country like ours, where data isn’t necessarily error-free or without biases, this talk takes a look at how we make sure we report the objective truth in a visually compelling way.