Submitted by Blake on December 19, 2000 - 1:42pm
I sometimes like to pretend I\'m an Information Architect, like George liked to pretend he was an architect on Seinfeld.
R. E. Wyllys has posted a lesson that talks about how Information Architecture and Library Science. To paraphrase the lesson:
It provides information about various ideas associated with the term \"information architecture\" shows how information architecture is closely related to, and embodies most of, the long-standing principles of library and information science.
Check it out at U of Texas
Submitted by Blake on November 14, 2000 - 10:05am
Need a good definition for \"Knowledge\"? Don\'t understand hieracrchical browsing? Want to impress your friends by using the word \"Bucket\" when describing content?
Argus Associates has the Information Architecture Glossary to help you communicate with all your architect friends, learn about I.A. or just kill some time.
Submitted by Blake on November 7, 2000 - 12:42pm
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.
Submitted by Blake on November 5, 2000 - 3:11pm
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 It is outdated, misunderstood, and it faces very serious challenges in web and software development circles.\"
Submitted by Blake on November 2, 2000 - 6:33pm
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.\"
Submitted by Blake on October 16, 2000 - 9:18am
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.