The Information Architecture Institute
A conference on designing complex information
spaces of all kinds.
Chicago, IL, October 7-8, 2008

The IDEA Conference is a yearly conference about Information: Design, Experience and Access that is sponsored by the Information Architecture Institute.

IDEA Vision Statement

Throughout their days, people are engaging with complex information to manage their lives.

And 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.

This 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.

This conference brings together people who are addressing these challenges head on. Speakers from a variety of backgrounds will discuss designing complex information spaces in the physical and virtual worlds.

Previous IDEAs

IDEA 2006, Seattle
IDEA 2007, NYC

Save the Date

October 7-8, 2008
Cindy Pritzer Auditorium
Harold Washington Library Center
Chicago, IL, USA

IDEA Preconference

October 6, 2008
Location TBA
Chicago, IL, USA