Information Architecture

I think therefore IA?

Andrew Dillon has written a nice story for the ASIST Bulletin. He talks a bit about the mid-year summit 2000 in Boston, and issues that are facing the IA field. He says \"Now is the time for some testing of ideas, and as we know only too well, testing invariably leads to re-design and often the revisiting of original assumptions. Now it starts to get really interesting.\"
This column will appear in the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science.

Problems Facing the Usability Community

John S. Rhodes has written an interesting story \"Trouble in Paradise: Problems Facing the Usability Community\" on Webword.com about how tough things are on the usablity side of the net.

\"There are problems with usability and the usability community. This article is my attempt to raise some of the most important and interesting issues. In my opinion, usability as we know it is dying. It is outdated, misunderstood, and it faces very serious challenges in web and software development circles.\"

What is an Information Architect?

Here\'s a nifty and detailed explanation of just what an information architect is, from Steven Downes.

\"From my own experience, I would say that the practitioners are professionals, versed in every aspect of web design, adept communicators, and gifted visualizers - they are people who eat, sleep and dream web design and structure. But you can\'t put that on the job description.\"

Becoming an Information Architect

Monster.com has a nice Interview with Mattie Langenberg, principal of the Chicago-based Schema Studios, and creative director Michael Brooks on what it takes to succeed as an IA.

Mc: What the general salary range for an Information Architect?


ML: I\'d say about $50 to 100K, depending on experience. If you\'re a Webmaster or an HTML production person, you\'ll probably be on the low end. But if you have a design or project management background, you can expect to start on the high end.

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