What is Informatics anyway? There are so many kinds of informatics in the news: bioinformatics, clinical informatics, clinical research informatics, biomedical informatics and so on. I recently found a definition at the University of Edinburgh School of Informatics that fits my own broad conception of the subject:

Informatics studies the representation, processing, and communication of information in natural and engineered systems. It has computational, cognitive and social aspects. The central notion is the transformation of information - whether by computation or communication, whether by organisms or artifacts. [italics added]

I added the italics because my own personal research interest is in the way that information can be filtered, altered, squeezed, stretched and distorted between a source and a destination. This happens in ordinary conversation between two people when they each think they know what the other is talking about - this is where epistemic framing can be helpful.