Recently Added Resources

Below is a list of the 10 most recently added resources to the library.

Articles and Papers

Cloud Computing: A Social Relations Perspective
by Simon Krogh (2013)
Subject: Computer Science, End Users, Social Context
Language: English
Abstract: The second half of the 20th century has been characterized by an explosive development in information technology. Processing power, storage capacity and network bandwidth have increased exponentially, resulting in new possibilities and shifting IT paradigms. In step with technological changes, the paradigmatic pendulum has swung between increased centralization on one side and a focus on distributed computing that pushes IT power out to end users on the other. With the introduction of outsourcing and cloud computing, centralization in large data centers is again dominating the IT scene.
Note: Cite as: Krogh, S. (2013). Cloud Computing: A Social Relations Perspective. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/03-krogh/
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/03-krogh/jofia-0502-03-krogh.pdf

Consumption of Metapatterns: A CTD Model for the Understanding of Patterns in New Media
by Katalin Fehér (2013)
Subject: Experience Design, Human Computer Interaction, Social Context
Language: English
Abstract: Twist paper focuses on digitally mediatizated patterns and on the impact their representations might make on users. Hypothesis: new media merge communication-technology with users networking and social conduct and, consequently, they constitute metapatterns framing society and social networks. Platforms and contents are vehicles for messages and data for her purpose of identification via interfaces; and platforms with uploaded/formed universal or personal counts might as well generate user-experience. Consequently, we need to find the main directions among new media phenomena in order to interpret digital mediatizated and its impact on contents and user experience. This paper illustrates the new media metapatterns of convergence, divergence and transvergence and frames them through a CDT model that can be used to map both the dynamics and the consumption patterns of new media development.
Note: Cite as: Fehér (2013). Consumption of Metapatterns: A CTD Model for the Understanding of Patterns in New Media. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-feher/]
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-feher/jofia-0502-02-feher.pdf

Information Architecture in Contemporary Television Series
by Veronica Innocenti, Gugielmo Pescatore (2012)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Science, Media
Language: English
Abstract: This paper suggests a need to adopt a wider vision of information architecture, considering it as the design of every shared information environment. The authors propose to apply the principles of IA to the media field, also trying a synthesis with principles and topics that come for other study fields (such as semiotics, media studies, etc) and that are traditionally associated with TV series, demonstrating relevant intersections point.
Note: Cite as: Pescatore, G. & Innocenti, V. (2012). Information Architecture in Contemporary Television Series. Journal of Information Architcture. Vol. 4, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume4/issue2/05-pescatore/] Translated by S. and M. Francoli, Ricomunica (ricomunica.it). Revised by the authors.
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume4/issue2/05-pescatore/jofia/04012-05-pescatore.pdf

Information Cartilage: On the role of Information Architecture in Context-Aware Intelligent Systems Design
by Thomas Wendt (2013)
Subject: Information Architecture - Theory, Information Science
Language: English
Abstract: This paper is an attempt to understand expanding information spaces from a phenomenological perspective. As technology continues to challenge the online/offline distinction, phenomenology provides a useful framework for thinking about context, the role of situated being, and the need for order. Artificial intelligence and context-aware computing are used as examples of information environments that specifically call out the benefits of understanding information as a bodily entity—as in a “body of information” or “body of knowledge”. Concentrating on a Heideggerian approach to technology, which in part characterizes technology as a call for order and structure, the essay will examine the idea of ‘structured flexibility’ needed for systems that not only process information but also predict needs, shape information contexts, and actively engage in the user-system interaction. Finally, it will provide new ways for information architects to think about the expanding space of information.
Note: Cite as: Wendy, T. (2013). Information Cartilage: On the role of Information Architecture in Context-Aware Intelligent Systems Design. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/05-wendt/
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/05-wendt/jofia-0502-05-wendt.pdf

The Practitioners of Web Information Architecture in Small and Medium Enterprises
by Sally Burford, Lisa M. Given (2013)
Subject: Business Strategy, Information Architecture - Practices
Language: English
Abstract: This paper reports an investigation of the practice of web information architecture (IA) in small and medium enterprises (SMEs). As information delivery via the web becomes a mainstream activity in all organizations, research and practical attention to Web IA remains focused on larger organisations and a new profession of information architect. The practice of Web IA in SMEs has not been widely considered. This research collects the narratives of those who practice Web IA in the smaller enterprise and reveals that the dominant voice is that of a communication and marketing practitioner, rather than information professional. The outcomes of practice in this context suffer from a lack of knowledge and enterprise.
Note: Cite as: Buford, S. & Given, L. M. (2013). The Practitioners of Web Information Architecture in Small and Medium Enterprises. Journal of Information Architecture. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/04-burford/
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/04-burford/jofia-0502-04-burford.pdf

Vegas, MySpace, and the Tyranny of Taste
by Christina Wodtke (2013)
Subject: Architecture - Buildings, Experience Design, Information Architecture - General
Language: English
Abstract: Christina Wodtke considers digital environments in the context of inhabited space, comparing the iterative design of populated Internet spaces to the design and urban renewal of built environments, concluding that the citizens of an inhabited digital space deserve the same respect and consideration of how they use a digital environment as the inhabitants of a physical space.
Note: Cite as: Wodtke, C. (2013). Vegas, MySpace, and the Tyranny of Taste. Journal of Information Architcture. Vol. 5, No. 1-2. [Available at http://journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-wodtke/]
Also available at: journalofia.org/volume5/issue2/01-wodtke/jofia-0502-01-wodtke.pdf

Books

Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (Inside Technology)
by Bowker Geoffrey C., Susan Leigh Star (8/8/2000)
Subject: Classification, Classification Systems
Language: English
Abstract: In Sorting Things Out, Geoffrey C. Bowker and Susan Leigh Star explore the role of categories and standards in shaping the modern world. In a clear and lively style, they investigate a variety of classification systems, including the International Classification of Diseases, the Nursing Interventions Classification, race classification under apartheid in South Africa, and the classification of viruses and of tuberculosis.
Note: Bowler, G.C. & S.L. Starr. (2000). Sorting Things Out: Classification and Its Consequences (Inside Technology). Cambridge, MAY: The MIT Press.

Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction
by Brockman John (10/29/2013)
Subject: Cognitive Science
Language: English
Abstract: From the bestselling authors of Thinking, Fast and Slow; The Black Swan; and Stumbling on Happiness comes a cutting- edge exploration of the mysteries of rational thought, decision-making, intuition, morality, willpower, problem- solving, prediction, forecasting, unconscious behavior, and beyond. Edited by John Brockman, publisher of Edge.org. Thinking presents original ideas by todays leading psychologists, neuroscientists, and philosophers who are radically expanding our understanding of human thought.
Note: Brockman, j. (2013). Thinking: The New Science of Decision-Making, Problem-Solving, and Prediction. New York, N.Y.: Harper Perennial.

Organizations, Conferences and Mailing Lists

2014 IA Summit Podcasts (3/30/2014)
Subject: Information Architecture - General, Information Architecture - Practices, Information Architecture - Theory
Language: English
Abstract: Podcasts of the 2014 Information Architecture Summit, ASIS&T, San Diego, March 26-30, 2014
Note: Podcasts of the 2014 Information Architecture Summit. (Confereence). San Diego: Association for Information Science and Technology, March 26-30, 2014

You in UX (2014)
Subject: Experience Design, Information Architecture - Job Skills
Language: English
Abstract: You in UX amplifies the career potential of UX professionals worldwide by: 1. Providing access to mentoring from top UX professionals and leadership experts 2. Offering a set of talks that address the biggest career questions and challenges across the UX community today 3. Increasing the power of the UX Community by ensuring we know and learn from our own stories 4. Delivering actionable insights that can be put into practice right away 5. Providing global access to the experience by making it online You in UX is more than an online conference. It is a celebration of User Experience and the supremely talented people who are literally changing the way we interact with technology, with the world and with each other. It is a forum for empowering UX professionals to forge career paths that suit their talent and ambition.
Note: You in UX. (n.d.). Online Conference. Web. Retrieved from http://www.youinux.com



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