EuroIA
2017
Stockholm,
28-30 Sept.

 

Thursday, 28 Sept. 17:00

Information Architecture in the Dawn of a Digital Oral Age

Konstantin Weiss

45 min talk
We speak to each other in text threads. We filter and skim, copy, modify, forward and share bits and pieces in chat bubbles. We speak to machines, and they speak back to us. We ask them for help, and they suggest and predict. They adopt to our habits and live changes, as we feed them with what we think, how we feel and what we do. As we and they adopt, machines shift from being objects and tools, and become assistants and agents. If our new behaviour and communication patterns start to resemble oral cultures, what does it mean for Information Architecture?

We speak to each other in text threads. We filter and skim, copy, modify, forward and share bits and pieces in chat bubbles. We speak to machines, and they speak back to us. We ask them for help, and they suggest and predict. They adopt to our habits and live changes, as we feed them with what we think, how we feel and what we do. As we and they adopt, machines shift from being objects and tools, and become assistants and agents. If our new behaviour and communication patterns start to resemble oral cultures, what does it mean for Information Architecture?

How does navigation work in a chat-dominated environment? How does it affect place-making, if our UI shifts from fingers to voice? How do users re-find previously seen content, if those places always adopt and hence change shape? How to refer to agreements, if we live by threads and don't care about files and documents? How do we create mental models without screens? If conversational interfaces are the primary source for news and social engagement, how does it affect our decision making and actions? This talk elaborates on challenges and opportunities for IA in a digital oral culture.

 

Konstantin Weiss

Since conceiving the Container Model principles in 2011, Konstantin Weiss explores the power of container based information architecture. He shares his research and prototypes in writing and speaking. Konstantin is associate creative director at SapientRazorfish, a global digital agency and consultancy. In this role, he consults and directs cross-channel customer experience. At SapientRazorfish continental Europe, he is responsible to leverage UX design quality and new ways of working.

Konstantin was co-chair of EuroIA 2016 in Amsterdam.

Scheduled on

 
15:50 - 16:35
Experiment-Driven Service Development
Peter Boersma and Jason Mesut
16:35 - 17:00
Coffee break
 
17:00 - 17:45
Race to the Top: Building Skyscrapers and Design Teams that Soar
Alissa Briggs
In this talk, you’ll learn how skyscrapers get built and apply these lessons to become a better design leader. Alissa Briggs, Head of Design at the world’s #1 mobile construction app, will share how she transformed designers into leaders, double the size and impact of the design team, and create a user-centric company culture.
Information Architecture in the Dawn of a Digital Oral Age
Konstantin Weiss
We speak to each other in text threads. We filter and skim, copy, modify, forward and share bits and pieces in chat bubbles. We speak to machines, and they speak back to us. We ask them for help, and they suggest and predict. They adopt to our habits and live changes, as we feed them with what we think, how we feel and what we do. As we and they adopt, machines shift from being objects and tools, and become assistants and agents. If our new behaviour and communication patterns start to resemble oral cultures, what does it mean for Information Architecture?
17:55 - 18:45
Lightning Talks
 
19:00 - 00:00
Thursday evening social event (details to be announced)
 
 

 

About EuroIA

EuroIA is the leading Information Architecture (IA) and User Experience (UX) conference for Europe.

EuroIA has travelled through Europe over the years: Brussels, Barcelona, Rome, Berlin, Paris, Prague, and most recently, in Amsterdam. In 2017 will be in Stockholm for the first time. Learn more about EuroIA.

EuroIA is organised by volunteers all around Europe, with three co-chairs, an active committee and over 35 country ambassadors. Find out who is who at EuroIA.

Välkommen in Stockholm

EuroIA goes to Stockholm, the Capital of Scandinavia, one of the most connected, environmentally friendly and creative cities in the world.

EuroIA 2017 will take place at Elite Hotel Marina Tower, situated in a historic mill on the waterfront, only a few minutes from the city centre.

Elite Hotel Marina Tower Stockholm,
Saltsjöqvarns kaj 25,
131 71 Nacka,
Sweden.
+46 8 555 702 00

 

Our sponsors

The following sponsors have already committed to EuroIA 2017:


FatDUX: Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, FatDUX creates innovative interactive products that improve the quality of people’s lives and improve their clients’ bottom line. These products include websites, intranets, software applications, and industrial interfaces. You’ll find FatDUX offices and representatives throughout Europe and the Americas.


User Intelligence: User Intelligence is a user experience design and evaluation collective based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Our consultants work on the design and evaluation of complex, interactive products and services, usually applications on websites, mobile phones, interactive TV, or desktops. We always keep the end-user in mind, without losing sight of the business context of our clients.


Rosenfeld Media: Rosenfeld Media connects people interested in designing better user experiences with the best expertise available—in the formats that make the most sense, and in ways that demonstrate the value of UX.
As UX becomes mission critical for more industries, organizations, and people, they expect to be there—as a trusted source of really helpful, really valuable expertise that helps make sense of user experience design.

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