The Information Architecture Institute is holding their Information, Design, Experience, Access (IDEA) conference at Chicago’s Harold Washington Library, this coming October 7 and 8, 2008.
The IDEA Conference addresses issues of design for an always-on, always-connected world. Where “cyberspace” is a meaningless term because the online and offline worlds cannot be made distinct. Where physical spaces are so complex that detailed wayfinding is necessary to navigate them. Where work processes have become so involved, and so digitized, that we need new processes to manage those processes.
Throughout their days, people are engaging with complex information to manage their lives. Designers now realize that information isn’t simply this stuff you find—the appropriate presentation of information helps people make sense of the world around them.
Featuring speakers making an impact around the world, this two day conference is designed to inspire.
Bringing together people who are addressing these challenges head on, our conference speakers come from a variety of backgrounds to discuss designing complex information spaces in the physical and virtual worlds. IDEA features a line up of speakers [confirmed to date] including David Armano, Chris Crawford, Bill DeRouchey, Jason Fried, Aradhana Goel, Dave Gray, Andrew Hinton, Jason Kunesh and Elliott Malkin.