We hope the following questions can help guide you:
How are you using IA approaches in modern work across new technologies and new design contexts?
Eg, Immersive Tech, Multimodal Interfaces, Policy Design
How are you building foundations for the future that can adapt to an ever changing world?
Eg, Dynamic data models, system models, multi-channel design systems
How are you slowing down teams to reshape worlds and anticipate unintended consequences?
Eg, speculative design, systems thinking, selling structured thinking
How are you fusing IA with other practices and disciplines to create a stronger practice for your work?
Eg, Architecture, service design, business strategy, content strategy, product management
All submissions will be blind reviewed by a panel of volunteers drawn from the EuroIA community. Depending on their recommendation, the co-chairs will undertake a second blind review to decide if the session is a good fit for 2020. This determination is based on several factors, detailed below.
For depth talks and workshops, please note that the final decision on inclusion will be made with knowledge of the submitter’s identity and track record. This is due to the importance of quality for these sessions in the schedule.
We will prioritise a diverse programme beyond sex, gender, and colour. So it may not be obvious as we go deeper beneath the surface. We will seek different viewpoints, beyond the typical echo chamber. Across cultures, and thinking styles. And a mix of new voices amongst more experienced figures.
We are keen to ensure that messages are progressive, positive, and inspirational. Not overly-critical and negative.
We are keen for attendees to learn things that they can take into their work.
We are keen to promote practices of Information Architecture. These can relate to other fields of practice, if they are aligned with IA.
We are keen for unique perspectives. Your stories. Your experiences. Many attendees will have heard a range of generic talks about the hot methods before. Whether Lean UX, Agile, Jobs to be Done, they may have even heard it from someone who literally wrote the book. If you’re covering something popular, bring it to life by connecting to your perspective.
We will judge submissions based on how clearly they get across the messages of your talk or workshop. We know this can be hard, but it is important as attendees will be choosing between sessions.
Focus on individuals and their development inside and outside of a team. From reflection, through to developing skills and qualities. From progressing yourself to nurturing healthy teams.
Explore the boundaries of practice and how they challenge, strengthen and benefit from Information Architecture. From service design to systems thinking. From organisational design to futures design, embracing strategic design, speculative design. From research to practical ethics.
Help others find ways to tackle the most complex challenge — other humans. From stakeholder management, to persuasion. From co-design of multiple actors (user, citizen, customer, agent) to building capabilities in others to scale practice.
Share new ways to help people work through challenges. Offer new and classic lenses, frameworks and models to structure thought and action.
Highlight how you are taming emerging technology. Embracing the new, but rigorously reinforcing the right execution to make solutions that are appropriate to the important challenges we face.