Upcoming WIAD 2022 Conference - click here (Polish)

International Scientific Conference WIAD 2021
Local Connections, Global Impact
Nicolaus Copernicus University, Toruń (Poland)
27th-28th February 2021

online conference

Upcoming WIAD 2022 Conference - click here (Polish)

Let's be curious!

Curiosity/Ciekawość is the Keynote of the upcoming World Information Architecture Day.

What does curiosity mean to you? How is curiosity related to IA?

Curiosity means readiness do embark on a journey, the result of which you don't know. We want you to change perspective, learn about other points of view and look at your so far accumulated knowledge from another side. Being curious gives us an opportunity to go beyond that we have so far been aware of, to create new connections and relations with people from different social circles, disciplines or parts of the world.

WIAD - the World Information Architecture Day is organised annually by a network of global, regional and local volunteers.

For the third time, Toruń will be one of many places in the world, where WIAD celebrations will take place.

Because of that we want to invite students, doctoral candidates, more experienced researchers, UX and IA professionals (of all levels of experience) to register as speakers or attenders and meet us on the 27th of February 2021!

We want our conference to be a place for meeting people with various experience who will be able to exchange information, knowledge, and experience.

PS - Make sure to bring some sense of humour :)

Rosa M. Arriaga, Ph.D.

Associate Chair of Graduate Studies at Interactive Computing, Georgia Tech

Dr Arriaga is a developmental psychologist in the School of Interactive Computing. Her emphasis is on using psychological theories and methods to address fundamental topics of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and Social Computing. Her current research interest is in the area of chronic care management. Recently she has addressed some of the following research questions: How can mobile technology improve asthma management in children? Can crowd sourcing aid individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their caregivers? What properties of lab-based technologies allow them to be scaled and deployed to broaden their impact? She has also tested the hypothesis that technological systems designed with principles of behavior change can be effective across different clinical populations (e.g., both asthma and diabetes). Dr. Arriaga received her Ph.D. in Psychology from Harvard University. She has been a research faculty in the School of Interactive Computing since 2007. She advises undergraduate and graduate students and teaches courses related to HCI at the College of Computing. She also teaches the User Experience Design MOOC for the Georgia Tech-Coursera partnership.

Joe Natoli

Give Good UX, Baltimore, Maryland Area

Joe Natoli is a UX consultant, author and speaker. Everything he does is born from nearly three decades of consulting with and training the product development teams of some of the world’s largest organizations. He has taught over 180,000 students through his online courses and is a regular keynote speaker and lecturer at events across the globe. His courses, books, articles and free UX resources are available at givegoodux.com.

Yuki Hirayama

Lead UX / UI / Industrial designer at Mujin, Inc. (株式会社MUJIN)

She has been in the design industry since 2006 and the area of service has been from IA, brand langue design for Fortune 50, user research, usability / ergonomic testing, ideation, persona creation, prototyping, quality control to the final high fidelity UI design for many different industries in New York where she earned a Master’s degree in Design from Pratt Institute. One common thread amongst any projects she worked on is providing a great user experience while maintaining the business priority from start up to Fortune 50. Her experience in working in a multicultural environment and bilingual skills serves well at Mujin, inc (Tokyo, Japan) where she focuses on shaping and improving the user experience in the field of robotics for the logistics industry along with robotics engineers from all over the world to solve the issues of the shortage of labor.

Dr. Abby Goodrum

Professor and Program Co-ordinator, User Experience Design, Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada

I hold a PhD in Information Science. Prior to my appointment at Laurier, I also held faculty positions at Syracuse and Drexel universities where I taught User-Centered Design, Usability, UX, Knowledge Management, Information Architecture, and Digital Reference. I also spent time working as a researcher at CNN, and in educational technology for IBM. For more than 20 years, my research has focused on the study of how humans seek, use, share, manipulate, store, retrieve, and organize digital multimedia. I was founding Director for Social Science Research in a $23M Canadian Centre of Excellence that served as both a research network and commercialization engine in order to address complex issues in digital media and transform multidisciplinary research into user-centered solutions.

Robson Santos, D.Sc.


Understanding people's behavior, culture and context is the key to develop great services and products. My approach is "to be there and be affected by the reality" Professional and academic approach, focusing in strategic design and service design. Experience with user research and usability, with focus on end user qualitative and ethnographic based research methods and techniques, for evaluation and creating innovative services and products. Ability to move between professional and academic roles, with experience in undergraduate and postgraduate environments. Deep interest in teaching and helping others to achieve a higher understanding of complex concepts and make it tangible.

Cassini Nazir

Clinical Assistant Professor, University of North Texas

Cassini is a Clinical Associate Professor at The University of Texas at Dallas where he teaches classes in interaction design. He is area head for the Design and Production pathway in the School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication.

He is also Director of Design for the ArtSciLab, a transdisciplinary research lab carrying out national and international collaborations of work that focuses on the hybridization of art and science.



For passive participants

early birds
2020-12-01 - 2020-12-20 (23:55 CET)
regular birds
2020-01-05 - 2020-01-31 (23:55 CET)
late birds
2020-02-02 (20:30 CET) - 2020-02-15 (23:55 CET)
35 PLN / 10 USD / 8 EUR50 PLN / 13 USD / 11 EUR100 PLN / 26 USD / 22 EUR

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For speakers

2020-11-20 do 2021-01-31 (23:55 CET)


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Bank account information

  • Account number: 45 1160 2202 0000 0000 3174 8579
  • IBAN: PL45116022020000000031748579
  • Transfer title: WIAD 2021 + surname + first name


Nicolaus Copernicus University
ul. Gagarina 11
87-100 Toruń

Contact person for fees and invoices

Piotr Rudera, PhD (piotr.rudera@gmail.com)

About us

Scientific Committee

  • Prof. Ewa Głowacka, PhD
    President of the Scientific Council
  • Veslava Osińska, Assoc. Prof., PhD

Organisation Committee

  • Weronika Kortas, MA
    President of the Organisation Committee / Conference Secretary
  • Adam Szalach, MSc
  • Piotr Chmielewski, MA
  • Sławomir Stępski, MA
  • Radosław Klimas, MSc
  • Piotr Rudera, PhD
  • Magdalena Cyrklaff-Gorczyca, PhD


  • Institute of Information and Communication Research
  • Doctoral Students' Association "The Question"

Contact us

Institute of Information and Communication Research
Faculty of Philosophy and Social Sciences
Nicolaus Copernicus University
1 Bojarskiego St
87-100 Toruń
e-mail: torun@worldiaday.org
WWW: www.ibik.umk.pl