The acronym "IA" stands for "Information Architecture", the art of providing information in such a way that it is both useful and usable. Oz-IA is an annual Australian event for people working in and around the field of IA. This includes:
- designers of navigation, organization, labeling, and search systems that help people find and manage information more successfully;
- librarians, webmasters, and content owners responsible for creating taxonomies and information architectures;
- application developers who design web and software solutions and select the technologies and staff to support them; and
- project and business managers needing to understand the benefits and challenges of information architectures in electronic information spaces.
Formulate Information Design is delighted to be speaking at Oz-IA 2008, which is being held at the Stamford Plaza Double Bay in Sydney. The conference itself is on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 September, with some fantastic and very reasonably priced workshops on the preceding two days.
We will be presenting an introductory session on the secrets of successful online forms. This is not the only part of the program relevant to forms design; other topics include "Contextual Enquiries – the who, how, why, and when", "Website to Webapp – designing for workflow" and "Accessible forms with WCAG 2.0".
If you're interested in attending Oz-IA, early bird registration closes on Tuesday 9 September. Combine your registration with a discount code to save even more money: just enter JE1435 into the field labelled 'Discount, Group, or Voucher Code'. (That's 'JE' short for 'Jessica Enders'.)
We look forward to seeing you there!