Pre-Conference Workshops

pre-conference workshops are an additional cost

Wednesday, March 30

8:30 AM - Noon
Ubiquitous Information Architecture Mineral D Peter Morville
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Pervasive Information Architecture Mineral D Andrea Resmini
All Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
How To Do Content Strategy Mineral F Karen McGrane
See What I Mean: How to Communicate Ideas with Comics Granite B Kevin Cheng
Tapworthy Mobile Design and User Experience Mineral G Josh Clark
Usability Bootcamp Granite C Christine Perfetti
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Thursday, March 31

8:30 AM - Noon
Critical Thinking for UX Designers (or Anyone) Agate B-C Stephen P Anderson, Russ Unger
The Ethnographic Interview Agate A David Fiorito
Nailing It Down: Detailing Design to Preserve the UX Vision Mineral F Joe Sokohl
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Working with (and becoming) a Product Manager Agate B-C Kevin Cheng
Creating an Agile UX Manifesto Mineral F Mark Plant, Ann McMeekin Carrier
Observation Techniques for Developing an Experience Strategy: Evaluating the IA Summit Agate A Christina York
Career Workshop Mineral G Russ Unger, Amanda Schonfeld
All Day
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Beyond Digital: Designing for the Cross-Channel Future Granite A Samantha Starmer, Jess McMullin
Information Architecture: Theory and Practice Granite C Donna Spencer
The Engagement Experience - Examining Meeting Design, Personality Management, and Project Culture Granite B Patrick Quattlebaum, Kevin M. Hoffman, Andrew Hinton
Making Insight: Practical techniques and emerging theories for data analysis Granite C Matthew Milan, Karl Fast
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Main Conference

Friday, April 1

Ballroom A-C
Ballroom F
Ballroom H
Ballroom G
8:30 AM - 9:00 AM Introduction
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM Keynote
Nate Silver
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM Morning Coffee
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM More Than a Metaphor: Making Places with Information
Jorge Arango, Andrew Hinton, Andrea Resmini
Design for the RUDES: The Value of Design Principles
Rob Fay, Joanna Hunt
We Are All Content Strategists Now
Karen McGrane
Democracy is a Design Problem: Ballot Design Studio
Jonathan Knoll, Dana Chisnell
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM Creating a Navigation System... For Your Career!
Shai Idelson
The User Experience of Disruption
Russ Unger, Dan Willis
Letting Go of Perfection: Developing IA Agility
Serena H. Rosenhan, Joanna Markel, Chris Farnum
12:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch
1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Upping Your Game: Five Things IAs Need To Talk About More
Leanna Gingras
Rethinking User Research for the Social Web
Dana Chisnell
Create Successful Cross-Channel Experiences
Samantha Starmer
Open for a Flex Session
2:30 PM - 2:45 PM Break
2:45 PM - 3:30 PM UX Communities: Starting from the Beginning
Matthew Solle, Martin Belam, Joe Sokohl, Eric Reiss
Effect Mapping: A Better Way to Get Really Usable Results Out of IT Projects
Jonas Söderström
Interfaces Are Made of Words
Carl Collins
Open for a Flex Session
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM The Stories We Construct
Stephen P Anderson
Unmoderated Remote Usability Testing: Good or Evil?
Kyle Soucy
Posting Our Hearts Out: Understanding Online Self-Disclosure for Better Designs
Javier Velasco-Martin
Open for a Flex Session
4:45 PM - 5:00 PM Break
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM The Most Valuable UX Person in the World
Jared Spool
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Poster Session
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Saturday, April 2

Ballroom F-G
Ballroom A-B
Mineral A-C Centennial
Ballroom H
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM The Reluctant Design Strategist: The Story of a UX Team of 1.5 Failing Forward
Megan Ellinger
Discussing Design: The Art of Critique
Adam Connor, Aaron Irizarry
A Practical Guide to Measuring User Experience
Richard Dalton
Open for a Flex Session
9:45 AM - 10:00 AM Morning Coffee
10:15 AM - 11:00 AM I'm Not Just Making This Up: The Value of Thinking Time in Experience Design
Tim Caynes
We Love Change? Change is Scary!
Johanna Kollmann
Lean IA: Getting Out of the Deliverables Business
Jeff Gothelf
UX Show & Tell
11:00 AM - 11:15 AM Break
11:15 AM - 12:00 PM Toilet Paper and Information Sharing: Designing Compelling Information Ecosystems
Justin Davis
The User Experience Brief: The What and Why before the How
John Yesko
I'm a UX Designer - and I'm an SEO: Working Together to Heal the Rift Between Customers and the Marketers Who Love Them
Jonathon Colman, Erin Hawk
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM Lunch
1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Open for a Flex Session Increase The Size Of Your Package In Just Four Weeks: Four Steps To Successful E-Commerce
Eric Reiss
Beyond Digital: What IAs Need to Know about Service Design
Samantha Starmer, Priyanka Kakar, Jess McMullin, Andrea Resmini
IA 2.0: An Open Conversation about Context, Mobility and Semantics
Duane Degler
2:15 PM - 2:30 PM Break
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM Open for a Flex Session EIA: Enterprise as a Strategy for Bulletproofing IA
Gregg Rugolo
3:15 PM - 3:45 PM Afternoon Tea
3:45 PM - 4:30 PM The Journey to 'Yes'
Jeff Parks, Alla Zollers
DIY Mobile Usability Testing
Belén Barros Pena and Bernard Tyers
Numbers are Our Friends: Information Architects Make the Best Web Analysts
Lynne Polischuik, Julie Strothman
Open for a Flex Session
4:30 PM - 4:45 PM Break
4:45 PM - 5:30 PM Beyond User Research
Louis Rosenfeld
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Sunday, April 3

Ballroom F-G
Ballroom A-B
Mineral A-C Centennial
Ballroom H
8:30 AM - 9:15 AM Beyond the Polar Bear
Mike Atherton, Michael Smethurst
Pig-Faced Orcs: Design Lessons from Old-School Role-playing Games
James Reffell
Solving World Problems with UX
Olga Howard
Open for a Flex Session
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM Break
9:30 AM - 10:15 AM Open for a Flex Session From Flab to Fab! Design Secrets for Overweight Interfaces
Kim Bieler
Content Strategy on a Shoestring Budget
Carrie Hane Dennison
Practicing What We Preach: Usable and Effective Design Deliverables
Aviva W Rosenstein
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM Morning Coffee
10:45 AM - 11:30 AM Toward an Information Architecture Curriculum and Canon
Dan Klyn
Your Brain On Graphics: Research-inspired Visual Design
Connie Malamed
Ideas & Innovation: Simple Premise - Small Starts
Adam Polansky
IA Summit 2012 and Beyond
Samantha Starmer, Jess McMullin
11:30 AM - 11:45 AM Break
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM Discombobulation, Fire-Breathing Dragons and Wet Noodles: Creating Productive Workshops in Scary Situations
Beth Koloski
How Valuable Is Your Work? Measuring the User Experience
Eduardo F Ortiz
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM Lunch
2:00 PM - 2:45 PM On Why We Should NOT Focus On UX
Koen Claes
Democratizing Data, Driving Social Change
Mekayla Ichneumon Beaver, Matthew Barry
On 'Shrink It and Pink It': Designing Experiences for Women
Jessica Ivins
Open for a Flex Session
2:45 PM - 3:00 PM Break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM Closing Plenary
Cennydd Bowles
4:00 PM - 4:45 PM 5-Minute Madness
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