UMIX An Information Architecture Hackathon

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UmiX invites students to rethink the Information Architecture of Libraries. In 48 hours, participants will envision and prototype innovative services, considering both the digital and physical spaces of libraries.

UmiX invites 40 students to rethink the Information Architecture of Libraries. Over the course of a weekend, participants will envision and prototype innovative services for libraries, considering both the digital and physical spaces. Students from Information Architecture and related disciplines (Information Science, Computer Science, Interaction Design, UX, Information Visualization) are invited.

The event will take place during the last week of September in Lyon at ENSSIB, the french national school of libraries. On Thursday afternoon participants will have the opportunity to pitch ideas and build teams. Friday will be dedicated to hacking prototypes and Saturday morning to the presentations of the results. A multi-disciplinary team will support the teams from the beginning to the end of the project, and a jury will attribute two prizes to the best teams. The teams will also be given the opportunity to present their work at the Blend Web Mix in late October and the World IA day in February 2015.

Andrea Resmini from the Jönköping International Business School and president of the Information Architecture Institute, and Michele Mauri from the Density Design lab in Milan will act are our invited jury members.

Thursday Sept. 25th

  • 12h ENSSIB is open to foreign participants
  • 14h Welcome time
  • 15h Visit of the library
  • 16h – 16h20 Presentation of the event
  • 16h30 Pitches and discussion
  • 17h00 Team building
  • 17h15 Teams ready to hack!
  • 18h30 Apero!
  • 19h30 Leaving for Vieux Lyon
  • 20h00 Shared dinner

Friday Sept. 26th

  • 8h30 Welcome and start of the day
  • 12h00 Short 2 minutes presentations
  • 12h30 Shared lunch provided by La boucle.
  • 19h End of the day at Enssib (people can still hack around)

Saturday Sept. 27th

  • 08h30 Welcome
  • 09h00 Presentation of the projects
  • 09h45 Breakfast – Jury discussion
  • 10h30 Feedback and conclusion

Awards ceremony

Awards will be officially handed out at the Web Blend Mix two weeks later.