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      Modeling for Clarity Workshop @Fall Experiment in Milwaukee

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      October 4, 2019

      Friday   9:00 AM

      400 W. Wisconsin Avenue
      Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53203

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      Modeling for Clarity Workshop @Fall Experiment

      We are excited to offer workshops as part of the ProductCon track at Fall Experiment 2019! IMPORTANT: You must purchase a ticket to Fall Experiment to attend this workshop. Get your ticket here! Workshop Details A product vision that is not clear is expensive and frustrating to build and maintain and rarely results in something good. Models are an excellent tool for making the complex clear. Clarity is all of our jobs, so anyone involved in making digital products should be fluent in how to use and make models as part of their work.  In our workshop, we’ll cover the theory and practice of how to use models to collect and share information through best practices as well as case studies. Participants will learn & practice how to create models that represent their understanding of something that is important to them.  Upon completion, attendees will:  Understand the value of modeling as a process and artifact for making the complex clear.  Understand the fundamentals of why and when to go about the process of modeling.  Working knowledge of best practice tips for creating models to help you understand complex problems.  Understand what makes certain models more or less effective than others.  More About the Instructors Joe Elmendorf Information Architect with The Understanding Group Joe architects places made of information. He uses strategic ignorance, patient listening, and concept models to understand complexity and represent it clearly. In previous lives he worked in sound design, animation, and web development. He has an MSI in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan's School of Information. He is an information architect with The Understanding Group where he gets to help some of the world’s largest (and smallest) companies figure how to make their information make sense. He also teaches information architecture at the University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee in the School of Information Studies. Dan Cooney  Information Architect with The Understanding Group Dan enjoys making information useful to organizations and the diverse people they serve. He has an MSI in Human Computer Interaction from the University of Michigan’s School of Information. In the past, he was director of user experience at an e-commerce firm, and taught a systems and services evaluation course at University of Michigan. Dan believes organizations can establish long-term competitive advantage by coordinating around the creation, maintenance, and use of shared models. He practices information architecture and design at The Understanding Group, solving complex information problems.

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