World IA Day in Charlotte will be held at the new Wells Fargo Auditorium. The auditorium is located below the Knight Theater lobby (entered through the Knight Theater front entrance) and underneath the plaza of the 400 South Tryon block.

430 S Tryon St,
Charlotte, NC


09:00am - 09:30am
9:35am - 09:45am
Opening Announcements
09:50am - 10:20am
Cognition as a Construct for Interaction

A high-level exploration of how the constructs of learning/cognition can be harnessed to inform design and information architecture. Deals with concepts such as the agency of mind, scaffolding, cognitive amnesia and extends it into actor-network theory for demand/task modeling.

Jason Antonic Jason Antonic Business Architect - Digital Channels Group at Wells Fargo
10:30am - 11:00am
Adventures in Responsive Design

Teresa will share what she has learned over the past two years designing responsive web applications in a large corporate environment.

Teresa Rench Teresa Rench Customer Experience Lead at Wells Fargo
11:10am - 12:00pm
Lightning Talks

A series of rapid 5-10 minutes talks on varying subjects.

Sherra Bell Sherra Bell Account Director at Aquent
Herald Weaver Herald Weaver User Experience Architect
John Iafrate John Iafrate Sr. Marketing Manager at Lending Tree
Phillip Zannini Phillip Zannini Senior UI/UX Designer at Compass Group
Ron Edelen Ron Edelen Executive Creative Director at Myjive
Brian Kelson Brian Kelson Senior User Experience Designer at Muzak
Darcy Stalport Darcy Stalport User Experience Lead & Strategist at Curious Goldfish
12:00pm - 2:00pm
Lunch (not provided)

Make some new friends, grab a Lyft, and go eat some tasty lunch in Uptown, Noda, or Southend.

02:00pm - 03:00pm
Panel Discussion: Implementing UX
Amy Henty Amy Henty UX Designer at American City Business Journals
Kamelia Dianati Kamelia Dianati Senior Vice President of Technology at LendingTree
Mandy Linton Mandy Linton User Experience Manager at Bank of America
Steve Stegelin Steve Stegelin Information Architect at Blackbaud
Jason Antonic Jason Antonic Business Architect - Digital Channels Group at Wells Fargo
Bermon Painter Bermon Painter User Experience Lead at Cardinal Solutions
03:10pm - 03:40pm
Learning IA Principles from Comics

Visual design. Information hierarchy. Storytelling. Just a sample of principles shared between IA and comics. Steve Stegelin, IA at Blackbaud, discusses the lessons learned from his cartoonist experience to create an engaging UX for software, websites, and mobile apps.

Steve Stegelin Steve Stegelin Information Architect at Blackbaud
03:50pm - 04:20pm
Bridging the Gap Between Design and Development

Christy shares with us her experience as a designer and what she has learned over the years in her attempt to conquer the challenge of bridging the gap between what the market wants and what developers build using user stories, better communication, and a little bit of creativity.

Christy Harner Christy Harner Creative Principal at Binary Ventures
04:30pm - 05:00pm
A Roadtrip Across the Civic Tech Landscape

An explorative journey through the current world of civic technology, with a lens on the role of user experience design in government.

Tiffany Chu Tiffany Chu Fellow at Code for America

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