Category Archives for Teaching Information Architecture

Now Available: Reframing Information Architecture Book

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

07. August 2014 by dan
Categories: Information Architecture Design, Information Architecture Strategy, speaking, Teaching Information Architecture | Leave a comment

Architecture As Rhetoric for Spaces

For the second time in as many semesters, Andy Fitzgerald was kind enough to remotely give a rendition of Taxonomy for App Makers for my students in SI658 at U-M, a piece of work he originally presented at the Information … Continue reading

23. February 2014 by dan
Categories: Information Architecture Strategy, Teaching Information Architecture | 1 comment

Form Follows Forces (with Abby Covert)

21. February 2014 by dan
Categories: Information Architecture Design, Information Architecture Strategy, Teaching Information Architecture, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Course Description for SI658, Fall 2013

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

11. March 2013 by dan
Categories: Teaching Information Architecture, Uncategorized | 2 comments

A Model for Understanding Information Architecture: Ontology, Taxonomy and Choreography

An excerpt from a workshop I gave at The Understanding Group in Ann Arbor on March 7, 2013.

10. March 2013 by dan
Categories: Teaching Information Architecture | 1 comment

Keynote for AIA Michigan Annual Meeting

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

20. September 2012 by dan
Categories: Regular Old Architecture, speaking, Teaching Information Architecture | Leave a comment

Architecture ≠ Design

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

12. August 2012 by dan
Categories: dtdt, Teaching Information Architecture | 1 comment

User Experience Design and Information Architecture – Centered and Bounded Sets

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

04. August 2012 by dan
Categories: Teaching Information Architecture, Uncategorized, User Experience Design | 3 comments

The Umbrella of UX

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

17. February 2011 by dan
Categories: Teaching Information Architecture, User Experience Design | Tags: , | 2 comments

Job Description: Information Architect (At An “Integrated” Agency)

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

22. April 2010 by dan
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