Wednesday, May 18, 2022
May 18, 2022
Video coming soon
Bram Wessel revisits findings from his 2017 talk at IA Summit, examines what has changed in the intervening five years, and explores how misinformation might have real-world impacts on our work as information professionals. This will largely be a philosophical exercise, but we hope it can provoke a discussion about potential coping strategies and what we as information professionals can do to improve the quality of information in our spheres of influence.
With more than two decades as a user-centered design and research professional, Bram Wessel believes that technology should enable natural experiences for real people. Bram has developed human-centered digital experience designs and strategies for such high-impact brands as Adobe, Amazon, Backcountry, the City of Seattle, Crate & Barrel, Disney, Expedia, GE, Group Health, Intel, Lionsgate, MasterCard, Microsoft, Nordstrom, Real, Safeco, Sony, Starbucks, Volvo, UW Medicine, and Warner Brothers.
A tireless advocate for the IA/UX discipline, with many articles to his credit, Bram is a frequent speaker at conferences such as the Information Architecture Summit, UX Week, Lavacon, Webvisions, ConveyUX, Seattle Design Festival, Taxonomy Bootcamp, and regional meetups and workshops. He is committed to educating the next generation of practitioners through his advanced User Experience and certificate Information Architecture classes at the School of Visual Concepts and as a guest lecturer at the University of Washington’s MCDM and MLIS programs.
Bram is a founding partner at Factor.
In his spare time, Bram enjoys fly-fishing, shellfish farming, and making wine.