New leadership for Information Design Association

Andrew (far right) and Sue (far left) with colleagues at Information Design Conference 2007

Andrew Boag and Sue Walker have been elected Co-Chairs of the Information Design Association (IDA).

Andrew Boag is founder and Director of the information design company BoagMcCann (formerly Boag Associates). He has practiced as an information designer for over 25 years – directing projects for private and public sector clients, both nationally and internationally.

Sue Walker is Professor of Typography at the University of Reading and a key member of the Centre for Information Design Research. For many years she practised as an information designer in the Reading-based consultancy, Text Matters, before embarking on a full-time academic career in the late 1990s.

The Co-Chairs will be supported by an enlarged Committee and a number of sub-groups, and it is hoped that this re-organisation will help to extend the reach of the IDA.

Sue Walker said:  ‘I am delighted to be taking on the role of Co-Chair and to be working with Andrew Boag and other members of the Committee. Andrew and I represent the practitioner and academic perspectives on information design respectively, and we hope that this will make the IDA accessible to people from both communities’.

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