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Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
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Wednesday, March 22 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
Mapping the Domain: The 5th Academics’ and Practitioners’ Roundtable ($200)

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Over the past several years it’s become increasingly clear that the IA community needs to move beyond being a practice and figure out how to become a discipline.

To explore what this entails, and begin to craft a way forward, we’ve convened a series of Academics’ and Practitioners’ roundtables at IA Summits past. In the 5th year of this community event we will draw together highlights, discoveries, and open questions. Participants will present, discuss, learn, and work collaboratively to generate a capstone that reflects the corpus of work done to date. As a core exercise we will map the different and complementary roles and artifacts that practice and academia bring to the “discipline-ification” of information architecture.

This Domain Map is intended to provide a practical, comprehensible chart of a complex territory. Using processes to include a summary briefing of past Academics’ and Practitioners’ roundtables, lightning talks from roundtable participants, and structured exercises, the group will diagram a crosswalk between the landscape of applied work and the theories and models that are the realm of academics and scientists. The strawman Domain Map will capture the participants’ perspectives on these areas, show connections and gaps, and spark deeper conversations within and outside of the roundtable setting, which will help reveal opportunities to bring information architecture forward as it matures into a discipline.

The purpose of the roundtable is to build channels for dialogue and mutual influence between practitioners and academics – between the work of making and the world of ontology for information architecture.

Learn more about the Academics' and Practitioners' Roundtable at http://reframe-ia.org/index.html.

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Keith Instone

Consultant, Toledo Region Experience Planning
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Andrea Resmini

Jönköping University
Andrea Resmini is a senior lecturer at Jönköping University, in Jönköping, Sweden. Architect, information architect, compulsive reader, pensive writer, videogamer, piano player, Andrea is the author of Pervasive Information Architecture and Reframing Information Architecture... Read More →
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Sarah Rice

Information Architect, Seneb Consulting
Sarah A. Rice is an information architect with almost two decades of strategy and consulting experience, designing and executing excellent user experiences for a long list of promonent companies.
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Stacy Surla

Fellow, ICF

Wednesday March 22, 2017 9:00am - 5:00pm PDT
Plaza A