EuroIA
2017
Stockholm,
28-30 Sept.

 

Thursday, 28 Sept. 09:00

Introduction to Information Architecture

Donna Spencer

4 h. tutorial
From categorisation to content modelling, this four hour workshop will cover the fundamentals of information architecture. Using lots of real world examples, you will leave with an understanding of both the theory, along with the practical methodologies needed to get started.'

This workshop is the ideal introduction to information architecture. Suitable for brand newbies, to those with some IA or UX experience, it covers core concepts and practices that are fundamental to any kind of information architecture work.

The theories and concepts the workshop will cover:

  • categorisation theory and how categories work in our brains
  • types of classification and when they work or don't
  • content modelling

The work practices it will include are:

  • taking an inventory of your content
  • analysing content and learning how different types of content
  • relate to each other
  • actually drafting an information architecture
  • testing an IA and labelling

This workshop is technology-neutral. The concepts are applicable to large screen, small screen and everything in between. They aren't just about websites, but anything that involves content, categorisation, labelling and structure.

 

Donna Spencer

As a user experience consultant, Donna designs websites, web applications and mobile apps. She has worked with a wide range of client types, including government, telecommunications, insurance, retail, not-for-profit, higher education and many more. In a UX career of over 18 years, Donna has written three books: on information architecture, card sorting and writing for the web. Donna regularly teaches workshops, mentors startups, writes articles for online magazines, and is a technical editor for Smashing Magazine. Recognised internationally as a leading UX practitioner, she is also in demand as a judge for leading web and design awards.

As a conference designer, Donna co-organises and runs UX Australia, a successful user experience conference that started in 2009. Good conferences are very carefully designed. Donna selects topics for presentations, combines them into a coherent flow, seamlessly integrates ways for people to interact and learn from each other, and figures out how to make them work in physical space. Over the last five years, the conference has grown from strength to strength and now consists of two single-day and two multi-day conferences every year.

Scheduled on

08:30 - 09:00
God morgon... Registration... Coffee... Conversation.
 
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Lunch
 
14:00 - 14:45
Keynote
Stephanie Hughes​
 
 

 

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:


Trivago is a hotel search which empowers more than 120 million travelers every month in their search for the ideal hotel. By using trivago, you can sift through over 900,000 hotel deals, from 250+ booking sites and hotel chains at once.


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.

Tobii Pro, being a world leader in eye tracking products and services, helps business and science professionals gain valuable insights into human behaviour. Our innovative and high-quality eye tracking solutions capture human behaviour in a natural way, ultimately affording users access to valuable, objective data about real responses to stimuli..


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.


Proto.io is an industry leading prototyping platform which gives designers, entrepreneurs, and developers the power to create pixel-perfect web and mobile app prototypes that look and feel just like the real thing. All without a single line of code.


Balsamiq is the maker of Mockups the rapid wireframing software that combines the simplicity of paper sketching with the power of a digital tool so that teams can focus on what's important. Balsamiq is a small and personable company that competes on usability and customer service. Balsamiq believes work should be fun, and that life is too short for bad software.


Sketch gives you the power, flexibility and speed you always wanted in a lightweight and easy-to-use package. Finally you can focus on what you do best: Design.


GatherContent helps to take the chaos out of producing website content. The easy to use online tool helps you to organise your website content in one place, ensuring content is in the right structure, well written and ready for the CMS. We also help you manage workflow and approval processes, ensuring that content is complete and ready on time.


Great user experiences require solid consumer insight, brilliant digital design, and sustainable business models. This is the core of the digital transformation, and where we thrive – collaborating to turn your business strategy into profitable products and services that people love.


Axure RP gives you the wireframing, prototyping and documentation tools needed to make informed design choices, persuade any skeptics, and document your design... and maybe win a few fans along the way.

Optimal Workshop is the creator of a suite of usability tools to help improve your website navigation, define information architecture, understand first-clicks, capture qualitative research, and more.

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EuroIA 2017 is also on Medium, Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn. For help, ping the co-chairs Francis, Raffaella or Angus or drop us a line at info (at) euroia.org