New Delhi, India

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Saturday, February 24, 2018

The New Delhi team will host our city’s first World IA Day celebrations this year. We invite everyone working in the field of information architecture, content strategy, communication, design and UX to join us on 24th February 2018.

This year’s theme is “IA for Good”. We specially encourage members of Non Profits, NGOs, CSOs and independent media / journalists to participate in our celebration. Application (and understanding) of information architecture will directly benefit your work.

We will be updating this page with further details about the venue and program. If you would like to volunteer or sponsor, please get in touch on our email.

We look forward to seeing you at our celebration!

Please register for participating. We will get back to you with details. 

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Venue

Investopad, SDA, New Delhi
C-19, Block C 5. SDA Market, Hauz Khas Enclave, Hauz Khas, New Delhi, Delhi 110016
1st Floor
  • Nearby Metro stations are Green Park and Hauz Khas Metro stations. 
  • Auto rickshaws are available from both the station. 
  • SDA market is opposite to main gate of IIT Delhi. 
Program Schedule
10:00am - 10:45am
Welcome

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10:45am - 11:00am
What is World IA Day?
11:00am - 11:45am
What is Information Architecture?
11:45am - 12:15pm
User Research 101
12:15pm - 12:30pm
IA and Synthesis
12:30pm - 1:30pm
Lunch

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1:30pm - 2:00pm
Considering user context for better information access

IA is not just about structuring information, or understanding our users, but ensuring our users can access information when it is most relevant to them. By studying examples of users with limited technical capabilities,  we can better understand how our information appears when and where it is most needed.

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Communicating Social Impact Better

How can IA help non-profits communicate better, or be more effective or efficient towards their purpose?

2:30pm - onwards
Coffee + Breakout + Networking

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Speakers & Presenters
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Rasagy Sharma
Designer
Mapbox

Rasagy is an Interaction designer & data art enthusiast, and works in the Cartography team at Mapbox where he designs maps and visualizes geo-data. He’s worked across different stages of a design process at firms like Microsoft, Barclays, Capillary etc. and holds a Masters in Information & Interface Design from NID, Bangalore.

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Souvik Das Gupta
Co-Founder
Miranj

Souvik architects information and builds content-heavy websites at Miranj — a studio he co-founded in New Delhi. He also engages in exploring business opportunities, managing client relationships and has been speaking on information architecture, user experience and web standards in the Indian web community. Away from work, he indulges in backpacking, music, coffee, food and occasional marathons.

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Sheel Damani
Independent Design & Communications Consultant

Sheel helps businesses communicate complex ideas clearly. Her work involves designing investment pitches, revamping credentials, crafting brand stories, improving product experiences or building employee toolkits. She started her career as a graphic design specialist in 2010, moving focus to communication and information design in 2012. Apart from corporates, she has worked with a range of NGOs — CRY, MagicBus, WWF, MK Eyebank and Jagriti to name a few. She is an alumnus of National Institute of Fashion Technology (New Delhi, 2006-10). 

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Roshan Nair
Country Manager
viamo.io

Roshan has worked on getting digital information tools to villages for 10 years. As a volunteer, he helped set up rural recording studios in MP and Jharkhand, and a solar computer lab. He also developed a local messaging system using SD cards on jeeps, SMS, IVR and local jugaad tech. Since then, he has helped the founding teams of Gram Vaani, Awaaz.De and other social tech pioneers develop and scale their models, while keeping users at the heart of things. He currently serves as the Country Manager for viamo.io in India.

The Gandhian idea of creating solutions that include the ‘weakest man’ may today be interpreted in many ways, some regressive. However, the suggestion it makes to technology is that it can be designed by and for the ‘last user’-  the person society suggests would be least likely to be able to use it. Roshan would like to discuss this idea on World IA Day, and ask how it might evolve in a time of so many digital Indias

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Namita Mohandas
Information Designer
Independent

Namita is an independent Information Designer. In addition to website and UX projects, she wants to see urban behaviour towards clean air, waste, water, food and governance change, and designs products and services that inform or assist this change. She's worked as a Product Manager at a serious games company, building games & simulations for Essar, Cognizant, Infosys, Stanford Med School & Max Life. She ardently works towards a self-sustainable lifestyle and believes any complex conversation can be turned into beautifully organised spreadsheets.

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