Professor Alistair Duff delivered the closing keynote address at euroia2016, Europe’s largest gathering of user experience and information architecture specialists. Details at euroia.org
Entitled ‘Building the Good Information Society’, the talk, in the historic Koepelkerk in the centre of Amsterdam, developed InGSoc themes of ethics, norms and policy for the information age. The keynote addressed the conference themes of ‘connectivity’ and the internet of things, articulating core priorities, such as privacy and universal access.
According to the official summary:
‘EuroIA 2016 closed with another packed day of talks, workshops, a full length design slam with Eric Reiss, Matthew Fetchko and Dorelle Rabinowitz, and a keynote from Alistair Duff.
Alistair’s thought-provoking, and quite challenging keynote was a great way to punctuate the three days; taking a wider lens to the idea of “connected things amongst us” and considering what we might adopt as the guiding principles of a good information society. Are we failing to confront the more difficult questions that come from a seamlessly connected society?’
Over 300 people, mainly private-sector professionals and consultants, attended the conference, which was sponsored by leading information companies, including MailChimp, Af83, Optimal Workshop and SapientNitro.
‘Great final keynote’
‘Thank you for your performance’
‘Will take this message on board in my future [user experience/information architecture] work’
‘Consider me inspired!’
Further details, including video, photographs and Twitter reactions to the keynote, available at euroia.org