What is Informatics?

Informatics is the future—a bridge to all things useful

Informatics harnesses the power and possibility of digital technology to transform data and information into knowledge that people use every day. This strong focus on the human use of computing helps people to interact with technology in the best and most efficient way possible.

At the Luddy Indianapolis, we believe informatics is the human part of the IT equation, making computer software and hardware relatable, accessible, and enjoyable to use.

The architect of our experience with technology

With the right hardware (construction materials) and software (knowledge), engineers can create a building that is structurally sound. But the architect transforms it into a livable space, placing doors, windows, and utilities with functionality and ease of use in mind. It’s also possible to prepare food with the proper equipment and a recipe, but it takes a chef to transform ingredients into an unforgettable meal.

Likewise, informatics is about understanding how people will “live” in the digital space, with an elegance of design that makes sense to users of a particular technology. The informatician examines the data to discover solutions and determines which hardware and software will deliver the best user experience possible.