Category Archives for Teaching Information Architecture
I just ordered a copy of Reframing Information Architecture, a new academic textbook style publication from Springer edited by Andrea Resmini. The book compiles work originally presented in a pre-conference workshop in Baltimore for the IA Summit. It features chapters written … Continue reading
Update: here’s what’s actually being taught ===== I rewrite this every time I teach it.. SI658 – Information Architecture, University of Michigan School of Information Everything is complex. Distinctions between physical and digital space are dissolving. Profound events in human … Continue reading
An excerpt from a workshop I gave at The Understanding Group in Ann Arbor on March 7, 2013.
Re-introducing: The Architecture of Information An idea that failed to become a Big Deal in the AIA in 1976, its roots in the workshop of Louis Kahn, and why it matters now more than ever. Video I captured from the … Continue reading
Architecture and design are not the same thing. It’s been my cause célèbre of late, perhaps to a fault. This differentiation and its impact on how we might go about doing information architecture work is part of a talk I’ve … Continue reading
The centered set approach is like gathering cats rather than herding cattle. The center is the pail of milk that draws the cats. This morning I finally checked Phyllis Tickle’s The Great Emergence off of my reading list. I consumed … Continue reading
There was an interesting question posted to the IxDA mailing list yesterday: Can we say that Usability, User centered design, Information Architecture and interaction design fall under the umbrella of User experience design? I offered a perspective on Rohit’s question. … Continue reading
A friend of mine who works in a traditional advertising and PR agency that’s evolving toward “integration” asked me about job descriptions for information architects – he was looking for a way to talk about a position called “IA” or … Continue reading
Video explaining information architecture from Dan Klyn on Vimeo. Pictures And Words Download a PDF of the words and images from the video by clicking here.