In our IA Bootcamp for UXers, participants will learn the basics of Information Architecture (IA) as it relates to User Experience (UX) and Interaction Design (IxD) from highly-skilled and well known practitioners.
There are many excellent resources for learning well-established IA tools and methods (such as user research, card sorting, mental models, etc.). Rather than teaching those in detail, this workshop will touch on new ways to think about and use them.
The power and clarity that IA brings to the user experience planning process is something every UXer can benefit from and participate in. As a practitioner-focused bootcamp, if you “do UX” or manage teams of UXers, this course is for you. Key roles include but are not limited to:
Individuals or teams can sign up, and teams will especially benefit from this opportunity to learn together in an IA-intensive experience.
Upon completion of IA Bootcamp for UXers, you will be able to:
Participants are introduced to models for understanding and developing architectural perspectives and applying them in the planning of products, services and experiences—within and across channels.
Participants are guided in making structures with and for information in ways that lean into and take advantage of complexity (as opposed to simplifying or masking it).
Through all necessary and available means—including rapid paper prototyping, examples, and role-playing—TUG instructors will teach you how to construct information architectures that make sense. Hands-on activities will focus on newer, emerging methods we have found useful in our own IA practice.
In teams, you will work through a variety of exercises and discussions that will encourage you to immediately apply the information taught in several engaging, entertaining, and enlightening mini-lectures.
Workshops can be tailored in many ways—including group size, time constraints, budget, desired outcomes, team skill level, learning styles, and product stage. If you don’t see what you are looking for, please let us know. We’d love to come up with something that best meets your needs.