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Information Architecture Conference, 8 – 9 June, Paris

Oxford, UK
25 February 2004
for immediate release:

Information Architecture Conference, 8 – 9 June, Paris www.infotoday.com/iaparis
taking place at i-expo

Information Today has announced a new conference, Information Architecture, taking place at i-expo at the Palais des Congrès in Paris, France, on 8 - 9 June 2004.

Information Architecture: Designing and Organising Digital Information Spaces is designed to provide information managers and IT professionals with the tools and information they need to create effective and efficient digital information spaces.

Information Architecture is an intensive 2-day conference focusing on the design and implementation of information systems to enable better search, navigation, and collaboration within organisations. Content managers, interaction designers, and other IT professionals will gain an understanding of fundamental information architecture strategies and learn how to create, organise and manage a structured, shared information environment.

Peter Morville, an internationally-known expert in information architecture, usability, and findability, will be the primary instructor. He will be assisted by experts with hands-on, practical experience in designing and implementing web-based information systems. Peter Morville is a co-author of a best-selling book about IA, Information Architecture for the World Wide Web, published by O’Reilly in a second edition in 2002. He is also President, Semantic Studios (www.semanticstudios.com)

“As interface stands on the shoulders of infrastructure, the user experience relies on the foundation systems of information architecture.” Comments Peter,

”In this fast-paced conference, we'll cover information architecture from top to bottom, learning how to create taxonomies and metadata schema that support and shape user behavior. Attendees will leave understanding the concepts, best practices and tools needed to practice information architecture successfully in a variety of digital information environments.”

At Information Architecture: Designing and Organising Digital Information Spaces, attendees will learn how to:

• Make a web site usable, useful, findable, and credible
• Create taxonomies
• Design and implement metadata schema
• Understand business drivers and corporate governance issues
• Assess user needs and behaviors
• Develop and apply controlled vocabularies and thesauri
• Develop the business case for IA in your organisation
• Implement an enterprise IA project

For more information about Information Architecture, visit: www.infotoday.com/iaparis or contact Information Today Ltd on +44 (0)1865 327813

A detailed conference programme will be available in print and online in March.

Editor’s Notes:

The Information Architecture conference takes place as part of the i-expo conference programme on 8 – 9 June 2004 at Palais des Congrès in Paris. Further information about i-expo from: http://www.i-expo.net

About Information Today
Information Today Ltd is the European offices of Information Today, Inc. (ITI)
In addition to Information Architecture, ITI is also the conference organiser for Enterprise Search Summit, WebSearch University, Computers in Libraries, KMWorld & Intranets, Streaming Media, Internet Librarian, and Buying & Selling eContent. ITI also publishes many periodicals, books, directories, and online products for the information professional and knowledge management communities.

For more information, or to register for Information Architecture, contact:
Information Today Ltd
Woodside, Hinksey Hill,
Oxford OX1 5BE, UK
T: +44 (0)1865 327813
E: ia@infotoday.com
www.infotoday.com/iaparis

About i-expo
i-expo is the European event for information professionals, end users and their solution providers with a special focus on information available online. For more than 30 years, i-expo, as a successor of IDT/Net, has been the matchmaking opportunity for individuals and organisations interested in the development of professional and digital information in Europe. This year’s edition of this unique trade show and conference programme will be held in the prestigious Paris Palais des Congrès on June 8-10 2004.

Further information on i-expo: http://www.i-expo.net or
Ruth Martinez, T : 00 33 1 43 72 96 52


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