WIAD Zürich 2018

World IA Day Zürich is back with fabulous Swiss and international speakers. Join us for 2 days full of great talks, great workshops and awesome people.

Keynote and Workshops by

Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes (NL) and Karl Fast (USA)


Event map

Additional Information

Date & Time

Workshops: Friday, February 23, 9:00-12:30 and 13:45-17:15 Uhr

Conference: Saturday, February 24, 11:00-17:30 Uhr

Fondue Dinner: Friday, February 23, 18:00 Uhr


Workshop 1: " Understanding information through filter-driven interfaces" with Karl Fast

February 23, 9:00-12:30 Uhr
Search often reveals too much information. Filtering is a way to rapidly narrow a large information space. More broadly, filtering is one example of what cognitive science calls «epistemic actions»; literally, how we create knowledge, make meaning, and develop understanding by interacting with information. This workshop will teach you how to design a filtering interface. The first part of the workshop is pragmatic and focused on screen-based filtering. The second part of the workshop expands filtering to emerging technologies and future design problems. It will introduce more epistemic interactions and explore how these apply to a world beyond screens

Workshop 2: "How to architect interactions, not only information" with Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes

February 23, 13:45-17:15 Uhr
Stephanie’s vision is to design spaces that foster three forms of interaction: creativity, collaboration and learning. Her process takes the expertise of users into account and promotes the communal creation of knowledge. Many of Stephanie’s tools work similarly to those in service design, but they highlight her own approach. This particularly means focussing on stimulating interaction and on designing incomplete, impermanent & imperfect outputs, thus extending the process beyond the project.
After an introduction, Stephanie will share a real-life case study and guide participants through the process to analyse and design a response to the case study.


Keynote Speakers: Stephanie Akkaoui Hughes (NL) and Karl Fast (USA)

The detailed program will be released on our website in January.


Workshops and Conference:

Zürcher Hochschule der Künste, Toni Areal.

Fondue Dinner:

Frau Gerolds Garten www.fraugerold.ch

If you have questions about tickets, accessibility or food allergies, feel free to contact us: zurich@worldiaday.org