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Summary: In this issue, we've included links to Dan Klyn's World IA Day talk in Boston, as well as transcripts and videos of other top notch WIAD talks.
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You are welcome in our IA & UX community

We love this time of year, when we get to interact with you, our beloved IA and UX colleagues. We wanted to be everywhere on February 18, when thousands gathered in 58 cities around the world for World IA Day. It was a great day of learning for both the new and the experienced practitioner alike.

If you haven’t had a chance to experience the deep thinking, learning, and sharing that occurs when we gather in person, in this issue, we give you the next best thing. We’ve included links to Dan Klyn’s talk in Boston, as well as transcripts and videos of other top notch talks given on World IA Day. Grab your coffee and your notebook!

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The Best of World IA Day


Richard Saul Wurman: Welcome to World IA Day

“Really, I’m interested in the informed quest, and you do it through the channel of Information Architecture.”


Abby Covert: How to set IA up to fail

Transcript of Abby’s talk at World IA Day in Washington DC.

How to Set IA Up to Fail

Andrew Hinton: Truly, IA

Transcript of Andrew’s talk at World IA Day in Atlanta.


Check out the WIAD talks from these cities:


What We’re Thinking


WIAD Talk: 5 things I got from Boston and want to give back

by Dan Klyn

Listen to Dan’s talk on Soundcloud while you follow his slides on Google.


Find your information sweet spot & the headache and promise of high information interfaces

by Daniel O’Neil

In this 2-part blog post, Daniel introduces a technique to plot out how users grapple with and understand information, and provides some examples of how NOT to organize a site with complex information.

Find Your Information Sweet Spot

The Headache and Promise of High Information Interfaces

Proposals toward the end of web design

by Travis LaFleur

How do you decide what is the right mix of best practices and bespoke web design? It starts with understanding intent.

Proposals Toward the End of Web Design

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