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Pre-conference Workshops: Wednesday, March 22 & Thursday, March 23, 2017
Main Conference: Friday, March 24 - Sunday, March 26, 2017 
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Sunday, March 26 • 11:10am - 11:30am
Architecture for Aliens: Using IA for Smarter Things

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We’re getting better and better at designing for humans. But what about the millions of artificial “smart things” we’ve released into the wild, that sense and act upon our human world? How do they perceive and understand our needs? And how can information architecture help it all work better?

This short talk will cover:
- Key principles behind how “digital agents” understand and act upon their environments, and practical ways to apply those principles.
- Concrete examples of how information architecture can be a critical bridge between “smart things” and human user experiences.

Speakers
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Andrew Hinton

Senior Experience Architect, State Farm
Andrew Hinton is the author of “Understanding Context: Environment, Language, and Information Architecture.” In his day job he works as Senior Digital Experience Architect at State Farm’s UX Center of Excellence in Atlanta, and previously served as a senior consultant at The Understanding Group. Andrew is a co-founding member of the Information Architecture Institute, and has worked for twenty-odd-years helping organizations using... Read More →


Sunday March 26, 2017 11:10am - 11:30am
Regency C